[9th August, 2017]

 An Act further to amend the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty eighth Year of the Republic of India as follows:— 

1. Short title and commencement.- (1) This Act may be called the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2017.  (2) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of April, 2015.

 2. Amendment of section 23.– In the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (35 of 2009), in section 23, in sub-section (2), after the proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:— “Provided further that every teacher appointed or in position as on the 31st March, 2015, who does not possess minimum qualifications as laid down under sub-section (1), shall acquire such minimum qualifications within a period of four years from the date of commencement of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2017.”.