Current AffairsSocial Issues

Fast Track Special Courts

The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of 1023 Fast Track Special Court (FTSCs) including 389 exclusive POCSO Courts as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) from 01.04.2021 to 31.03.2023 with an outlay of Rs. 1572.86 crore (Rs.971.70 crore as Central Share and Rs.601.16 crore as State share).

Fast Track Special Courts

  • Fast Track Special Courts are dedicated courts expected to ensure swift dispensation of justice.
  • They have a better clearance rate as compared to the regular courts and hold speedy trials.
  • Besides providing quick justice to the hapless victims, it strengthens the deterrence framework for sexual offenders.
  • Central Share is to be funded from Nirbhaya Fund. The Scheme was launched on 02.10.2019.
  • To bring more stringent provisions and expeditious trial and disposal of such cases, the Central Government enacted “The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018”.
  • It made provision of stringent punishment including the death penalty for perpetrators of rape.
  • This led to the establishment of the Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs).
  • Further the commitment of the Nation to champion the cause of safety and security of women and girl child.
  • Reduce the number of pending cases of Rape & POCSO Act.
  • Provide speedy access to justice to the victims of sexual crimes and act as a deterrent for sexual offenders.
  • Fastracking of these cases will declog the judicial system of the burden of case pendency.

 

Tags: Current Affairs, Social Issues

More Similar Posts

December 2021
M T W T F S S
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
Most Viewed Posts
Menu