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Cabinet approves continuation of Fast Track Special Courts for three years more » Bhajpa Ki Baat

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Cabinet approves continuation of Fast Track Special Courts for three years more » Bhajpa Ki Baat

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the continuation of Fast Track Special Court (FTSCs) as, a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) from 01 April 2023 to 31,March 2026 with financial implication of Rs. 1952.23 crore (Rs. 1207.24 crore as Central Share and Rs. 744.99 crore as State share). Central Share is to be funded from Nirbhaya Fund. The Scheme was launched on 2 September 2019.

The government’s unwavering priority towards ensuring the safety and security of women and children is evident through several initiatives, such as the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ programme. Incidents involving the rape of girl child and women have deeply impacted the nation. The frequency of such incidents and the prolonged trials of offenders necessitated the establishment of a dedicated court system capable of expediting trials and delivering immediate relief to victims of sexual offenses.

Consequently, the Central Government enacted the “The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act. 2018,” which included stringent punishment, including the death penalty for rape offenders, leading to the creation of the Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs).

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