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Orissa HC rejects plea for stay on SAT abolition

Cuttack: 7/8/19:The Orissa High Court on Wednesday rejected the plea for stay on the order of abolition of State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).

The court posted the next hearing to September 5.

The Orissa HC has asked both the Centre and the State government to reply on this matter.

A gazetted notification in this regard was issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

In the notification, the DoPT said it has quashed the notification issued earlier on July 4, 1986, for setting up of SAT to redress various grievances of state Government employees.

On August 5, the Centre abolished the SAT under Section- 4 (2) of Administrative Tribunal Act 1985 and Section-21 of General Clauses Act.

Cuttack SAT Bar Association president, Dhuliram Patnaik filed a writ petition in the Hogh Court challenging the decision.

The SAT, established July 14, 1986, has its principal bench in the state capital of Bhubaneswar, a regular bench in Cuttack and circuit benches at Sambalpur and Berhampur.

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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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