DFSS Director's Message

The Directorate of Forensic Science Services (DFSS) is a nodal organization of Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India to propagate and carry out best forensic science practices in the country to serve the cause of criminal justice delivery system. It has been established in the year 2002 on bifurcation from the BPR&D, New Delhi. The motto of the Organisation is to Provide High Quality, on time and Credible Forensic Services to the nation. It has six CFSLs under its administrative control viz. CFSL: Chandigarh, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, Guwahati and Bhopal

The Directorate of Forensic Science formulates plans and policies to promote forensic science services and to regulate the same. The Directorate also provides the services to various Law Enforcement agencies of Central and State through its well established Central Forensic Science Laboratories at Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chandigarh. Three more Central Forensic Science Laboratories have been established at Pune, Bhopal and Guwahati, which are getting ready for providing forensic services shortly.

Organized and individual based crime and terrorist activities are constantly posing threat to the society and homeland security. The scientific investigations, therefore, require to play a major role to combat the crime. Use of high technology and scientific means by potential criminals makes the task of detection more challenging, particularly when the technology is fast changing. DFSS is committed to work dedicatedly to meet the challenges.

DFSS has prepared a road map of various schemes under Plan to upgrade the existing facilities and to create new facilities to improve capacity and capabilities of the forensic science set up both in central and state sectors. Sharing of knowledge, experience and application of latest technology, improvement of methodology, best laboratory practices, coordination and collaboration with various scientific organization and involvement and awareness are the key factors to make the forensic science set up more dynamic and vibrant for providing efficient, transparent and effective services. The website will play an important role in this direction.

Directorate of Forensic Science Services website is a reflection of activities of DFSS, its constituent laboratories and forensic practices in the country. Viewers and users are always welcome to give their feedback and suggestions on cfs-dfss@nic.in to make this website more useful information resource on forensic science in India.

Chief Forensic Scientist