Govt offices to open in Sambalpur from tomorrow, courts to remain shut

18/02/2019 at 2:50 PM

Sambalpur: All the Government offices will open from Tuesday in Sambalpur district, informed lawyers’ association.

However, courts will continue to remain closed. The lawyers in the district have been on strike paralysing the functioning of the courts since September 5 demanding setting up a permanent bench of the Orissa High Court in the region.

After a budgetary provision of Rs 5 crore in the recent Budget for the HC bench by the State Government, the Bar Association of Sambalpur and the Central Action Committee (CAC) had saw some sincerity in the Government for formation of an HC Bench in Sambalpur.

The movement for the establishment of High Court bench in western Odisha has been continuing for the last five decades.

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