(See rule 5) State Wise ratio of SC/ST Apprentices to Total Apprentices
5. Reservation of Training Places:-
In respect of each of the states specified in column (2) of the Schedule-IIA training places shall be reserved by the employer for the Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes in every designated trade so that the ratio of the apprentices belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to the total number of apprentices in such designated trade or trades shall be specified in columns (3) and (4) of the said Schedule (and where there is more than one designated trade in an establishment such training places shall be reserved also on the basis of total number of apprentices in all designated trades in such establishments).
Provided that when the prescribed number of persons belonging either to the Scheduled Castes or to the Scheduled Tribes are not available, the training places so reserved for them may be filled by persons belonging to the Scheduled Tribes or as the case may be, to the Scheduled Caste and if the prescribed training places can not be filled even in the above given manner, then the training places so lying unfilled may be filled by persons not belonging to the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes.