1023 Fast Track Special Courts will be Set Up

Central Government under the scheme ‘National Mission for Safety of Women(NMSW)’ will be setting up 1023 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) for fast and time-bound completion of the trial relating to sexual offences, for more stringent provisions the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018 was also enacted.

In all concerned State Governments/ Union Territories Administrations, the scheme has been circulated in September 2019, out of which 24 have joined this scheme by setting up 792 numbers of Fast Track Special Courts including 354 exclusive POSCO courts.

The Department of Justice under Ministry of Law and Justice of the Government of India, with an aim to ensure a safe and worth living environment especially for children and women, is extending necessary assistance to the High Courts and State Governments in setting up these Fast Track Special Courts.

Under the direction of the Supreme Court of India in Suo Moto Writ Petition (Criminal) number 01/2019 dated 25.07.2019, 389 courts out of 1023 courts, have been set up exclusively for POSCO Act.

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