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Akshaya Kumar Mishra and Shatrughana Pujaharik took oath

Cuttack:19/11/`18 :Judicial officer Akshaya Kumar Mishra and Additional Judge Shatrughana Pujahari on Monday  as the Judges of the Orissa High Court.

Orissa High Court Chief Justice KS Jhaveri administered the oath of office and secrecy to the two newly-appointed judges at a swearing-in ceremony held in the New Conference Hall of the HC.

With this, the strength of judges in the Orissa HC has gone up to 14.

On October 31, the Supreme Court Collegium recommended only Mishra, as a Judge of the Orissa HC, out of 12 candidates, recommended by the Orissa High Court Collegium.

After being selected by the High Court in the Orissa Superior Judicial Service (Senior Branch) Examination, Shatrughana Pujahari joined as Second Additional District & Sessions Judge at Berhampur on February 7, 2003. He was elevated to the bench of the Orissa High Court as an Additional Judge on November 29, 2013.

The swearing-in-ceremony was graced by all the judges and some of the retired judges of Orissa High Court. Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissioner also present the special occasion.

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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