Thursday, November 24, 2011

THE CONSTITUTION
(EIGHTY-SIXTH
AMENDMENT) ACT,
2002
[12th December, 2002.]
An Act further to
amend the
Constitution of India. .
BE it enacted by
Parliament in the Fifty-
third Year of the
Republic of India as
follows:-
1. Short title and
commencement.- (1)
This Act may be called
the Constitution
(Eighty-sixth
Amendment) Act, 2002.
(2) It shall come into
force on such date as
the Central
Government may, by
notification in the
Official Gazette,
appoint.
2. Insertion of new
article 21A.- After
article 21 of the
Constitution, the
following article shall
be inserted, namely:-
Right to education.-
"21A. The State shall
provide free and
compulsory education
to all children of the
age of six to fourteen
years in such
manner as the State
may, by law,
determine.".
3. Substitution of new
article for article 45.-
For article 45 of the
Constitution,the
following article shall
be
substituted,
namely:- .
Provision for early
childhood care and
education to children
below the age of six
years.
"45. The State shall
endeavour to provide
early childhood care
and education for all
children until they
complete the
age of six years.".
4. Amendment of
article 51A.- In article
51A of the
Constitution, after
clause (J), the following
clause shall be added,
namely:-
"(k) who is a parent or
guardian to provide
opportunities for
education to his child
or, as the case may
be, ward between
the age of six and
fourteen years.".
SUBHASH C. JAIN,
Secy. to the Govt. of
Inda.
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