FSL on revival path, officers face stagnation
Srinagar, Apr 14: Despite Forensic Laboratory (FSL) Srinagar being revived and it playing a vital role in solving various cases scientific officers working there are facing stagnation since 1983.
The Director FSL I U Khan told Greater Kashmir that scientific officers were highly qualified and had been undertaking their jobs positively. “The officers have been working hard to set the design for a new and innovative mechanism and that has already begun with officers solving big cases,” he said.
The scientific officers have been stagnant on the same post since their appointment in 1983. “Their promotion cases have been sent to Home Secretary and he has personally assured the officers will be promoted in the near future,” the Director said.
“They will be promoted soon after the new building at Bemina, here, is completed within a month or so. An amount of Rs 10 crore has been spent on the construction of FSL building at Bemina,” Khan added.
"We have highly qualified persons having degrees of MSC and M Phil in the lab and they have also done two years diploma in forensic sciences,” Khan said.
With new infrastructure coming up and sensitive cases being solved, including the one involving the recent unfair means case of former Education Minister’s son are a glaring example of forensic science in JK is at a path of revival.
The Forensic Lab, director said, is going to hold an All India Forensic Conference in June this year. “The conference will be first of its kind and at least 300 forensic scientists from national and international level are going to participate in it. It will begin on June 26 and conclude on June 28,” Khan said.
There are at least 16 scientific officers in the Srinagar Forensic laboratory, Khan said. “The lab has 28 assistant forensic officers as well who have been promoted already,” he said.
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