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Justice BP Das appointed new OHRC Chairperson

22/08/2019 at 4:00 PM

Bhubaneswar: Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal approved appointment of Justice BP Das as the Chairperson of Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC). The Governor also gave his nod to the appointment of advocate Asim Amitabh as OHRC member.

With this, the OHRC got its new chief remaining headless for seven years since the term of Justice RK Patra ended in November 2012.

After the retirement of Acting Chairperson Justice BK Mishra on August 15 last year, the rights watchdog had been left headless since then.

Recently, a four-member committee comprising the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Assembly Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro, Leader of the Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik and Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi met to select new OHRC Chairperson and Member and sent the names of Justice BP Das and Asim Amitabh to Governor for his approval.

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