Govt approves posts for new forensic science institute

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Govt approves posts for new forensic science institute

Thursday, 25 November 2021 | PNS | Lucknow

On the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, efforts are being made seriously to include more and more scientific evidence in the investigation of the police.

In this series, it has been decided to create academic and non-academic posts for the operation of Uttar Pradesh State Institute of Forensic Sciences to be set up in Lucknow. The main objective of establishing the UP State Institute of Forensic Sciences is to build capacity in the field of better policing, crime control and forensic sciences and to develop awareness and scientific attitude towards scientific institutions.

Apart from studies, training will also be provided to police, prosecution, forensic, scientific and judicial officers, which will increase the professional efficiency of the officers of the police and justice department of the state and ease the work of the court.

Giving this information here on Wednesday, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Kumar Awasthi said that a mandate had been issued in this regard. He said that a total of 131 posts of academic and non-academic cadre had been created by the government and appointments to these posts would be made on deputation basis and through direct recruitment.

One post each has been created for director, additional director, administrative officer, finance officer, library assistant, accounts officer, accountant, campus supervisor and security officer for the operation of Uttar Pradesh State Institute of Forensic Sciences.

According to the mandate, two posts of deputy director, assistant accounts officer, computer programmer have also been created. Apart from this, five posts of assistant registrar, three of professor, six of associate professor, 16 of assistant professor, five of scientific officer, six of scientific assistant, eight of senior assistant, 16 of junior assistant, 14 of laboratory assistant, four of stenos, three of computer operator and four of record keeper have been created.

The appointments to these posts will be made on deputation basis and through direct recruitment. Action will be taken by preparing the rules of academic and non-academic cadres on the basis of norms of NFSU, Gandhinagar, Gujarat for appointment through direct recruitment.

It has also been said in the mandate that apart from this 20 posts of Class IV and six posts of drivers have also been created which will be filled through outsource.

It is worth mentioning that UP State Institute of Forensic Sciences Lucknow is being constructed on 50 acre land in village Pipersand, Bijnor tehsil Sarojini Nagar, Lucknow, out of which Centre of Excellence will be established on about five acres of land. Its foundation stone was laid on April 1, 2021 by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. This Centre of Excellence to be established in the field of DNA analysis will be unique in itself in the country.

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