DR. I. HAQUE
behalf of Team CFSL, it gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to the
recently designed website of Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL),
Chandigarh. This laboratory started as CID
Scientific Section, in 1933. It received major uplift when it was converted
into a full-fledged Forensic Science Laboratory of erstwhile Punjab at
Chandigarh in 1961. The Laboratory was taken over by the Union Territory,
Chandigarh in 1966. After taking over its control under Bureau of Police
Research & Development on July 01, 1978, Government of India renamed it as
Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Chandigarh. Presently, the CFSL, Chandigarh is working
under the administrative control of Directorate of Forensic Science Services, Ministry
of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.
CFSL, Chandigarh has been accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing
and Calibration Laboratories, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of
India and following the International Standard i.e. ISO/IEC 17025:2005 in the
field of Forensic Testing .
Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Chandigarh is committed to provide good
professional practice and to render quality service to various Investigating
and Law Enforcement agencies. Chandigarh,
Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi NCR &
Uttrakhand are the jurisdictional states of CFSL, Chandigarh. The vision of this laboratory is bright and
clear for High Quality, on Time and Credible Forensic Services to the Criminal
Justice Delivery System of India.
are seven divisions viz Ballistics, Biology, Chemistry, Document, Explosives,
Physics and Toxicology having high tech examination facilities comprising Automated
Firearms Identification System (IBIS
System), Bullet Resistant Material Testing and Evaluation, Skull Video
Superimposition, DNA Profiling, NDPS Drug testing, Questioned Documents, Post Blast Explosive
material, Audio video tape authentication, Automatic Text & Language
Independent Speaker Recognition, Digital Forensic, Viscera etc. During
the current Five Year Plan, there is a proposal to establish six new divisions
viz Forensic Electronics, Narcotics Drug, DNA, Forensic Engineering, Forensic
Psychology, Forensic Intelligence as well as upgradation of existing divisions at
CFSL, Chandigarh. The CFSL, Chandigarh
has also Document Division at Shimla (erstwhile GEQD) involved in examination
of questioned documents and computer
above, the laboratory is involved in conducting activities such as Scene of Crime visit, Forensic
awareness programmes, R&D Projects and Training to Forensic Scientists, Judicial
officers, Police Officers, Investigating Agencies of the Centre and State
Governments and Post Graduate Students of Universities.
Some major instrumental facilities in
the laboratory are SEM-EDXA, Integrated Ballistics Identification System, XRD,
FT-IR Spectrophotometer and Raman Spectrophotometer, Computerized Speech Lab,
HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS-MS etc.
Govt. of India has
approved and implemented Flexible Complementing Scheme which is a mile stone in
better career perspective for the forensic scientists. Several scientists of
CFSL, Chandigarh have been decorated with prestigious Union Home Minister’s
Award for their outstanding contribution in the field of Forensic Science.
Viewers and users
are always welcome to give their feedback and suggestions on firstname.lastname@example.org to make this website more useful and
informative resource on forensic science in India.
(DR. I. HAQUE)