Status: The Modi government has been setting up Fast Track Special Courts for speedy disposal of cases of rape and crimes against children (POCSO) since Oct-2019. 757 such courts were functional by Dec-2023 which disposed of more than 2.14 lakh cases. As per the latest available data, there were 690 forensic science labs by December 2021, compared to 659 labs by December 2018; this is in addition to 7 central forensic facilities. Other key steps include modernising the existing forensic facilities and setting up new cyber forensic labs, e-forensics IT platform, and national forensic science university along with its new campuses. i ii iii iv