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Patnaik urges Centre to take early decision on HC benches

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Friday urged the Centre to take early decision regarding establishment of permanent benches of Orissa High Court in western and southern parts of the state to fulfil the aspiration of of the people.

"I would request you that an early decision regarding establishment of permanent benches of High Court in Western and Southern be taken by the Government of to fulfil the aspiration of these regions," wrote to Union Law and

in the letter mentioned that there is an overwhelming public demand for establishment of permanent benches of the high court in western and southern as people are "persistently" agitating for the same.

"The agitation have often affected the functioning of court and other government offices in these regions," he said.

Patnaik mentioned that while the is aware of various decisions of the as well as the recommendations of the for establishment of the Bench of a High Court away from its principal seat, it is also a fact that the Centre has the authority to decide about creation of separate benches of high court other than the principal seat.

Patnaik said the will provide all support for the purpose. "I would like to reaffirm the commitment of the that we will provide all requisite resources for establishment of high court benches in these areas," Patnaik said.

The also reminded the regarding his earlier letter in this regard in 2013, 2014 and 2018. "There is more than adequate justification for establishment of permanent high court benches in these regions," Pataik said.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 15:50 IST
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