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Justice Bijaya Kumar Nayak assumed the post of chairperson of the Odisha State Law Commission

Bhubaneswar:31/5/18; Justice Bijaya Kumar Nayak, a retired judge of the Orissa High Court, assumed the post of chairperson of the Odisha State Law Commission on Thursday.

The Law Commission has been constituted to aid and advise in matters relating to legal reforms and framing of new laws.

Jeeban Ballav Mishra, Law Department Additional Secretary, will be the secretary to the State Law Commission, said an official.

The state government had issued a gazette notification in March, 2016 to constitute the commission to be headed by either a retired judge of the Supreme Court or the High Court.

The Commission will review the existing state laws as well as the laws pertaining to the state concurrent list, examine the necessity of continuance of the same and recommend withdrawal, substitution and modification in part or whole, according to the notification.

It will also suggest rectification of defects in the existing laws and the repeal of laws which are no longer relevant.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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