Director Message



Director’s Message

On behalf of Team CFSL, it gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to the recently designed website of Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Chandigarh. This laboratory started as CID Scientific Section, in 1933. It received major uplift when it was converted into a full-fledged Forensic Science Laboratory of erstwhile Punjab at Chandigarh in 1961. The Laboratory was taken over by the Union Territory, Chandigarh in 1966. After taking over its control under Bureau of Police Research & Development on July 01, 1978, Government of India renamed it as Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Chandigarh. Presently, the CFSL, Chandigarh is working under the administrative control of Directorate of Forensic Science Services, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.

The CFSL, Chandigarh has been accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and following the International Standard i.e. ISO/IEC 17025:2005 in the field of Forensic Testing .

The Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Chandigarh is committed to provide good professional practice and to render quality service to various Investigating and Law Enforcement agencies. Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi NCR & Uttrakhand are the jurisdictional states of CFSL, Chandigarh. The vision of this laboratory is bright and clear for High Quality, on Time and Credible Forensic Services to the Criminal Justice Delivery System of India.

There are seven divisions viz Ballistics, Biology, Chemistry, Document, Explosives, Physics and Toxicology having high tech examination facilities comprising Automated Firearms Identification System (IBIS System), Bullet Resistant Material Testing and Evaluation, Skull Video Superimposition, DNA Profiling, NDPS Drug testing, Questioned Documents, Post Blast Explosive material, Audio video tape authentication, Automatic Text & Language Independent Speaker Recognition, Digital Forensic, Viscera etc. During the current Five Year Plan, there is a proposal to establish six new divisions viz Forensic Electronics, Narcotics Drug, DNA, Forensic Engineering, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Intelligence as well as upgradation of existing divisions at CFSL, Chandigarh. The CFSL, Chandigarh has also Document Division at Shimla (erstwhile GEQD) involved in examination of questioned documents and computer forensics cases.

Besides above, the laboratory is involved in conducting activities such as Scene of Crime visit, Forensic awareness programmes, R&D Projects and Training to Forensic Scientists, Judicial officers, Police Officers, Investigating Agencies of the Centre and State Governments and Post Graduate Students of Universities.

Some major instrumental facilities in the laboratory are SEM-EDXA, Integrated Ballistics Identification System, XRD, FT-IR Spectrophotometer and Raman Spectrophotometer, Computerized Speech Lab, HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS-MS etc.

Govt. of India has approved and implemented Flexible Complementing Scheme which is a mile stone in better career perspective for the forensic scientists. Several scientists of CFSL, Chandigarh have been decorated with prestigious Union Home Minister’s Award for their outstanding contribution in the field of Forensic Science.

Viewers and users are always welcome to give their feedback and suggestions on to make this website more useful and informative resource on forensic science in India.