According to the new law drafted in Jammu and Kashmir, every child in the age group of four to fourteen years will have the right to free and compulsory education till the competition of elementary education.
The state education department is ready with the draft of the law which would soon be presented before the cabinet for approval. The law drafted by the state goes beyond the provisions given by the centre. It has made special provisions for children from the weaker sections of the society. Steps have also been taken to upgrade the education infrastructure in the area for rural students. Setting up a college is also on the anvil.