Report No. 165
Free and Compulsory Education for Children Bill, 1998
An Act to provide for free and compulsory education for all children upto 14 years of age and matters incidental thereto.
Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-first Year of Independence of the Republic of India as follows:
1. Short title, extent and commencement.-
(i) This Act may be called Free and Compulsory Education for Children Act, 1998.
(ii) It extends to the 'whole of India.
(iii) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may by notification in the Official Gazette appoint:
Provided however that the date of such notification shall not be later than one year from the date on which the assent of the President is obtained.