Bhubaneswar: The committee formed for consideration of various aspects for establishment of permanent bench of Orissa High Court in western and southern regions of the State has been reconstituted.
According to a notification of the Home Department, the committee will now be headed by the Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra as Chairman while Principal Secretaries of Home, Finance, Revenue and Disaster Management, and Law Departments.
Special Secretary of State the Government in charge of Home (High Court) Department will act as the Convenor of the committee.
The State Government had formed a similar committee in March 2019 under the chairmanship of the then Home Secretary Asit Tripathy, who is now the Chief Secretary.
The movement for establishing a permanent HC bench in these areas has been going on since a long.