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Industry yet to comply with apprenticeship guidelines

While the recent amendment in the Apprenticeship Act made it compulsory for companies to engage apprentices, the compliance to the Act has not been up to the mark. The two main reasons being cited are the economic slowdown and a general lack of awareness in the various sectors.

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Although different states are taking measures to make the companies adhere to the guidelines, there is a lot that needs to be done to make it completely compliant. The amended rule states that the hiring limit of apprentices should be between 2.5% and 15% of the total workforce of the company. 

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