Odisha Forensic Science Service: CM approves ₹150 Cr

Odisha Forensic Science Service

Odisha Forensic Science Service: With an objective to strengthen criminal justice system in the State, Chief Minister Sri Naveen Patnaik has approved today ₹150.05 Crores for modernisation of State Forensic Science Services Organization. This scheme will be known as ‘Modernisation of Forensic Science Services Organisation, Odisha’ and will be implemented in a period of 5 years starting 2023-24 to 2027-28.

As part of the 5T initiative, the scheme has some specific objectives that includes expeditious disposal of cases, strengthening of forensic laboratories at state, regional and district levels, improvement of scientific investigation, use of modern technology and strengthening of prosecution to enhance conviction rate.

The total amount has various components for expenditure including ₹20 Crore for new Regional Forensic Laboratory Building at Balasore and Sambalpur, ₹125.25 Crore for equipment and ₹3.50 Crore for Mobile Forensic Vans and some other expenditure.