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Centre has put the ball back on Naveen Patnaik’s court over setting up of new Benches of Orissa High Court .

Bhubaneswar:15/1/19; The Centre has put the ball back on Naveen Patnaik’s court over setting up of new Benches of Orissa High Court in western and southern parts of the state.
Replying to Odisha Chief Minister’s January 11 letter, requesting for an early decision on the matter, Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has advised him to consult the Chief Justice of the High Court and obtain his recommendations.
Balangir, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit tomorrow, has witnessed a series of bandhs and agitations by lawyers demanding a permanent Bench of the High Court. His visit will be keenly watched in light of these developments.

“It is imperative that the Chief Justice of the High Court is consulted and recommendations of Orissa High Court obtained before setting up any Bench(es) of the High Court in the state. The same process is followed in case of all other High Courts,” Prasad said in his reply to Naveen on January 12.

He stressed that the setting up of a Bench of a High Court is to be considered in the light of the recommendations made by the Jaswant Singh Commission and judicial pronouncements of the Supreme Court. Naveen, in his letter had said that while the state government was aware of various decisions of the Supreme Court as well as the recommendations of the Justice Jaswant Singh Commission, it was also a fact that the Centre has the authority to decide about the creation of separate Benches of High Court other than the principal seat.

 

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