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Cabinet Approves National Forensic Infrastructure Enhancement Scheme (NFIES)

The Union Cabinet, under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has sanctioned the Central Sector Scheme titled “National Forensic Infrastructure Enhancement Scheme (NFIES)” with a comprehensive financial allocation of Rs. 2254.43 crore spanning from 2024-25 to 2028-29. This initiative, spearheaded by the Ministry of Home Affairs, aims to bolster India’s forensic capabilities through strategic investments in infrastructure and manpower.

Key Components of NFIES

Establishment of National Forensic Sciences University Campuses

New campuses across the country to expand educational facilities for forensic sciences.

Creation of Central Forensic Science Laboratories (CFSLs)

Setting up new CFSLs nationwide to augment forensic examination capacities.

Enhancement of Delhi Campus Infrastructure

Upgradation of infrastructure at the Delhi campus of the National Forensic Sciences University.

Strategic Importance

The scheme underscores India’s commitment to fortifying its criminal justice system with robust forensic capabilities. It addresses the pressing need for trained forensic professionals to expedite and enhance the scientific examination of evidence, critical for efficient law enforcement and judicial processes. This initiative aligns with the government’s objective of achieving a conviction rate exceeding 90% by mitigating case backlogs and ensuring timely forensic analyses, crucial under new criminal laws mandating forensic investigations for serious offenses.

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