AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA,Notification for Engagement of Apprentices under Apprentices Act, 1961- Western Region-2021-22


Notification for Engagement of Apprentices under Apprentices Act, 1961- Western Region-2021-22
Airports Authority of India(AAI) a Schedule – “A” Mini Ratna Category-1 Public Sector
Enterprise entrusted with the responsibility of creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing Civil Aviation infrastructure both on the ground and air space in the country.

Airports Authority of India, Regional Headquarters, Western Region invites applications from the eligible and willing Diploma and Degree holders who are domicile of Maharashtra/ Gujarat/ Madhya Pradesh/ Goa meeting the following educational qualifications for engagement as Apprentices under Apprentices Act 1961/2014 (as amended from time to time) and commensurate policies/rules of the organization. Reservation will be applicable as per the prescribed percentage for recruitment applicable to the state where Apprentices are engaged.


1. DEGREE/DIPLOMA candidates should possess full time regular four years Degree in Engineering or
three years Diploma of the above mentioned streams from Institutions recognized by AICTE, GOI


1. Candidates belonging to the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Goa from Western Region (WR) are eligible.

2. Candidates who have passed Degree/Diploma on or after 01.03.2019 only are eligible (Candidates should not have completed three years after passing of the qualifying examination on date of
joining). Students who have appeared for final year examination and awaiting results may also apply, however, their engagement shall be subject to qualifying the essential Equivalent
qualification and production of Certificate.

3. Age Limit for Apprentices will be minimum 18 years and maximum 26 years as on 31.10.2021 (Upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ST & PWD candidates and 3 years for OBC candidates. However, in case of non-availability of candidates in reserved categories, the same will be filled from other reserved categories/General categories)


1. Whereas, in Section 22 of the Apprentices Act, 1961, there is a provision which states that every
employer shall formulate its own policy for recruiting any apprentice who has completed the
apprentice training at his establishment. The Apprenticeship amendment rules, 2015 clearly states

that it shall not be obligatory on the part of the employer to offer any employment to the apprentice
on completion of period of his apprenticeship training in his establishment.
2. Airports Authority of India, in adherence to the provisions of the Rule and Schedule VI thereof, is
not liable to offer any employment to the apprentices engaged, nor does it have a stated policy for
recruiting any apprentices and shall so maintain in all its contracts for the purpose of apprenticeship.
1. Selection for engagement of Apprentices would be based on percentage (%) of marks in the
qualifying examination.
2. The candidature of the applicant would be provisional. The Selection will be based on
Interview/verification of certificates/testimonials and submission of CERTIFICATE OF MEDICAL
FITNESS (to be obtained only from a Gazetted Government Medical Officer/Medical Officer of a
Government Undertaking) at the time of joining.
3. Police verification certificate to be obtained from local area of residence.
4. The shortlisted candidates will be called for interview/Document verification through their
registered E-mail ID only.
1. Last Date of receipt of application is 30.11.2021(Tuesday).
2. Candidates are advised to carefully read the entire advertisement for details of educational
qualification and other eligibility criteria before submission of application.
3. Applications without supporting documents/incomplete/not fulfilling the prescribed
criteria in any respect shall be rejected.
4. Candidates applying for more than one Discipline will not be considered and their
application will be rejected.
5. Candidates should register themselves in the concerned web portal (NATS/BOAT) prior to
applying for apprenticeship training without fail. Correspondence/Communication in any
other manner will not be entertained.
6. Request for change in mailing address/ category/ discipline/ qualification once declared
during registration on NATS/ AAI web portal will not be entertained.
7. In case any candidate/ apprentice has already applied for apprenticeship training in AAI,
RHQ/WR then their candidature will also be clubbed with the new applications to be
received by way of this advertisement. However, selection shall be strictly on the basis of
merit/rank and meeting all eligibility criteria.
8. The number of candidates to be engaged is indicative and may undergo changes as per
requirement without any further notification.
9. During the period of apprenticeship training, candidates will be governed by the
Apprentices Act, 1961 (as amended in 1973 and till date) and the policies/rules of the
10. Reservation for SC/ST and OBC as applicable will be followed. Candidates applying under
OBC category are required to submit the NCL (Non-creamy Layer) certificate mentioning the
validity of the certificate as per rules. For claiming the benefit of OBC category, the
candidate should submit a latest caste certificate in the proforma prescribed by Govt. of
India, which would, among others, specifically mention that the candidate does not belong
to the persons/sections (creamy Layer) as mentioned in column 3 of the schedule to the
Department of Personnel & Training.
11. As per Government of India OM No.36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated 08/09/1993, Candidates
belonging to OBC category but falling in creamy layer are not entitled for OBC reservation

benefits. Accordingly, such candidates may choose to apply for the position, provided they
meet the age criteria applicable to UR candidates and indicate their category as “UR”.
12. At any stage of the selection process, if it is found that the candidate has furnished false or
incorrect information, then the candidature/engagement of the candidate is liable to be
13. Airports Authority of India has no obligation to give regular employment to Apprentices.
Candidates shall have no right to claim regular employment from AAI on the basis of this
apprenticeship training at any point of time. AAI management is not liable for any sort of
employment/placement. However, apprentices who have successfully completed one year
of Apprenticeship Training in AAI, as per the Apprentices Act, 1961 will be exempted for
submitting application fees required for future direct recruitment in AAI subject to
fulfillment of other requirements stipulated in the respective recruitment advertisement.
14. The decision of AAI Management will be final and binding on all candidates on all matters
relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of the application, mode of selection,
cancellation of the selection process either in part or full, etc. No correspondence will be
entertained in this regard. Filling up of the seats is solely at the discretion of the AAI
management based on suitability of candidates and no claim will be entertained, if some of
these seats are not filled due to unsuitability/insufficient number of candidates.
15. In case no application is received from suitable/ eligible candidates by last date, AAI shall
take apprentices directly from NATS portal.
16. AAI Management is not answerable to the candidate for non-selection.
17. It shall be the sole responsibility of the candidates to get their profile verified from the
respective Regional BOAT PORTAL.
i. Candidates are first required to register in the web portal of NATS/BOAT (National
Apprenticeship Training Scheme) using the link given below for enrollment /
registration as apprentices.!registermenune
Procedure for student enrolment as Apprentice in NATS Portal may be seen at
Annexure-I given along with this advertisement.
ii. After completing enrollment / registration as Apprentice, the candidates have to
apply to AAI against seats notified (ID No. / Registration Number of AIRPORTS
Maharashtra in NATS Portal is WMHMCC000058). Procedure to apply for
Apprenticeship training in AAI may be seen at Annexure-II given along with this
iii. In case of any issues / queries related to NATS portal, you may please contact Board
of Apprenticeship Training (BOAT) (Western Region), Mumbai, as the NATS portal is
instituted by BOAT.
iv. Applications received online through NATS Portal will only be considered.
v. After registering themselves on BOAT web portal, candidate documents shall be
verified by BOAT, after which necessary steps have to be followed by the candidates
for applying to AUTHORITY OF INDIA, Region-WESTERN REGION, District-Mumbai,
State Maharashtra, ESTB. ID: WMHMCC000058.

19. APPLICATION FEE: NO Application Fees.
i. Commencement of Online Application through BOAT/NATS Portal: 01.11.2021
ii. Last Date of Online Application through NATS Portal: 30.11.2021 (Tuesday)
21. For any clarification/queries candidates may email on Email Id: [email protected]



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