GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2282

TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 22ND MARCH, 2017 / CHAITRA 1, 1939 (SAKA)

STEPS TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY OF FSLs

2282. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether Government has a repository of cases pending with the Central Forensic Science Laboratories (FSLs) ;

 

(b) if so, whether Government is aware that the backlog in the FSLs have led to
delays in trials of sexual crimes and lack of proper reporting on due time by the FSLs often leads to acquittals;

 

(c) whether Government has taken steps to increase the efficiency of the FSLs across the country; and

 

(d) if so, the details thereof?

 

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI HANSRAJ GANGARAM AHIR)

(a) to (d) The Central Forensic Science Laboratories (CFSLs) maintain the repository of cases pending with

them. All efforts are being made to optimally utilize the resources of CFSLs after suitable prioritization of cases

for proper reporting on due time. In order to increase the efficiency of CFSLs, Government has established three

new CFSLs at Bhopal, Guwahati and Pune and upgraded the existing three CFSLs at Chandigarh, Hyderabad

and Kolkata at a total project cost of Rs.279.90 crores. In addition, Government has sanctioned 48 new posts

and 39 contractual posts of scientific personnel in the CFSLs.

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