Year 2010 to be observed as "Forensic Year": Govt.

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New Delhi, Nov.30 (ANI): The Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullappally Ramachandran said on Tuesday that the Government is observing 'year 2010' as "Forensic Year" to revamp and modernize the organizational structure of various Forensic Laboratories, personnel policies, training needs.

In written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Ramachandran said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) engaged to distinguished scientists as consultants for preparation of "Prospective Plan for Indian Forensic".

They have submitted their report and has recommended various measures to strengthen the forensic set up in the country which are at various stages of implementation.

It has been decided to set up three new hi-tech Central Forensic Science Laboratories at Pune, Bhopal and Guwahati to cater to the needs of the investigating agencies.

Expansion and upgradation of existing Central Forensic Science Laboratory at Kolkata and Chandigarh is also under way to meet the new technical requirements.

A Plan scheme to set up six new Regional Forensic Science Laboratories (RFSLs) and 52 district Mobile Forensic Units (DMFUs) in various States/Union Territories has also been approved already.

Ramachandran said filling up the vacancy(ies) in State Forensic Science Laboratories comes under the purview of respective State Governments and the necessary action is to be taken by them. (ANI)

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