CFSL, Hyderabad is one of the established premier scientific laboratory under the direct administrative control of DFSS, New Delhi, under the Ministry of Home Affairs with the Govt. of India. Apart from scientific research & developmental activities, CFSL Hyderabad undertakes scientific analysis of crime exhibits referred by various Govt. Organisations like CBI, NIA, DRT, DRI, Central Excise & Customs, Indian Railways, Bureau of Narcotics, Controller of Explosives, Military and Para-Military Organisations, Postal, Banking, PSU, State FSLs, Delhi Police, Judiciary and Vigilance Departments of Ministries & Undertakings & State/Central Govt Departments etc. Cases are received from the various Court of Law and Crime investigation agencies of the country. The state-wise jurisdiction of CFSL, Hyderabad is (a) Andhra Pradesh (b) Telangana (c) Tamil Nadu (d) Kerala and (f) Karnataka and Union Territories of (a) New Delhi (b) Lakshadweep and (c) Pondicherry
Services of the CFSL experts can also be obtained for providing clarifications on disputed matters, on referral from above agencies/states/UTs. Exhibits which have already been examined by another Forensic Science Laboratory in a given case are not ordinarily accepted by the CFSL for re-examination unless specific reasons for the need of re-examination of cases and the same is to be forwarded through Court .