1Short title, extent and commencement
(1) This Act may be called the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984.
(2) It extends to the whole of India 1***.
(3) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 28th day of January, 1984.
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1. The words "except the State of Jammu and Kashmir" omitted by Act 34 of 2019, s. 95 and the Fifth Schedule (w.e.f. 31-10-2019).