Terms and conditions of contract under Labour Law in India
The contract may contain such terms and conditions as may be agreed to by the parties to the contract. In case, the Central Government after consulting the Central Apprenticeship Council makes any rule varying the terms and conditions of apprenticeship training of any category of apprentices undergoing such training then the terms and conditions of every contract relating to that category of apprentices and subsisting immediately before the making of such rule shall be deemed to have been modified accordingly
Novation of contract of apprenticeship
Where an employer is for any reason unable to fulfill his obligations under the contract and with approval of the Apprenticeship Adviser it is agreed between the employer, the apprentice or his guardian and any other employer that the apprentice shall be engaged as an apprentice under the other employer for the unexpired portion of the period of apprenticeship training, the agreement, on registration with the Apprenticeship Adviser shall be deemed to be the contract of apprenticeship between the apprentice or his guardian and other employer. Such contract on and from the date of such registration shall be terminated with the first employer and no obligation under that contract shall be enforceable (Section 5).
Termination of contract
The contract of apprenticeship training shall terminate on the expiry of the period of apprenticeship training. Either party can make application for termination of contract to the Apprenticeship Adviser and thereafter send a copy of the same to the other party, who on being satisfied that the parties have failed to carry out the terms and conditions of the contract and it is desirable in the interests of the parties or any of them to terminate the contract, shall register the same. However, the employer shall pay the prescribed amount of compensation to the apprentice where the contract is terminated for failure on the part of the employer to honour the contract. Where the contract is terminated for failure on the part of the apprentice, he or his guardian shall refund the cost of the training to the employer. (Section 7)