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Fast Track Special Courts

DELHI, FEBRUARY 11: The Department of Justice is implementing a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for setting up of 1023 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) including 389 exclusive POCSO (e-POCSO) Courts since October 2019. 700 FTSCs (68%) including 383 e-POCSO courts have been made operational in 27 States/UTs up to December 2021. As per information made available by High Courts the details of the target set for establishment of FTSC in the country along with the number of FTSC set up and functional against the set target is given at Annexure below:

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Status of Earmarked and Functional FTSCs (as on 31.12.2021)

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S.No.State/UTEarmarked FTSCsFunctional FTSCs
  FTSCs including ePOCSOePOCSOFTSCs including ePOCSOePOCSO
 A&N1100
 Andhra Pradesh1881010
 Arunachal Pradesh3000
 Assam27151515
 Bihar54304545
 Chandigarh1010
 Chhattisgarh15111511
 Delhi16111611
 Goa2000
 Gujrat35243524
 Haryana16121612
 Himachal Pradesh6363
 J&K4042
 Jharkhand228228
 Karnataka31171816
 Kerala5614280
 Madhya Pradesh67266756
 Maharashtra138303422
 Manipur2020
 Meghalaya5555
 Mizoram3131
 Nagaland1011
 Odisha45223615
 Punjab122123
 Rajasthan45264530
 Tamil Nadu14141414
 Telangana3610254
 Tripura3131
 Uttar Pradesh2187421874
 Uttarakhand4440
 WB1232000
 TOTAL1023389700383

Third Party Evaluation of the Scheme was conducted by National Productivity Council (NPC) during the third quarter of 2020.Evaluation of the conviction rates of the FTSCs vis-a-vis the Regular Courts was one of the terms of reference of the Study. As per the findings, it was observed that conviction to disposal rate for Regular Court Cases, FTSC Cases and e-POCSO Court Cases are 5.54%, 7.21% and 17.64% respectively.

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The issue of setting up of FTSCs and their early operationalization has been taken up with concerned States/UTs at various level from time to time. Minister of Law & Justice has addressed letters to Chief Ministers of States and Chief Justices of High Courts in this regard. In addition, regular review meetings with officials of the States/UTs and High Court functionaries are being held from time to time for operationalization of remaining FTSCs so as to further reduce the burden on judiciary.

This information was given by Shri Kiren Rijiju Union Minister, Ministry of Law and Justice, in Lok Sabha today.

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