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Defence Ministry’s quota proposal for arms unit apprentices rejected

The Defence Ministry of India had requested and sent a formal proposal to the Union Skill Development Ministry to extend reservations provided to EWS (Economically Weaker sections) candidates under the 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act of 2019 to the Apprentices Act, 1961. Post denial of the said reservation by the latter, The Employee federations of the State-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has referred the proposal to respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi for intervention.


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The Apprentices Act, 1961 is the governing act in government establishments in matters of training and those pertaining to an apprenticeship. The Act currently provides a specific quota for scheduled, tribes, scheduled castes, and other backward communities but does not cover apprentices under its fold.

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