Cabinet approves continuation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Fast Track Special Courts for further three years


The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of Fast Track Special Court (FTSCs) as, a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) from 01.04.2023 to 31.03.2026 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 02.10.2019.

The expected outcomes of the scheme are:

  1. Reflect the nation’s commitment to ending sexual and gender-based violence.
  2. Substantially reduce pending cases of Rape & POCSO Act, relieving the burden on the judicial system.
  3. Ensure swift access to justice for victims of sexual crimes through improved facilities and expedited trials.
  4. Lessen the burden of cases to a manageable number.

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