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Former Orissa HC Judge Justice B.K. Patel Is New OHRC Chief

Bhubaneswar: Former judge of Orissa High Court Justice Bijay Krishna Patel has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC).

His appointment has been accorded seal of approval by the Governor.

The order reads, “Odisha do hereby appoint Hon’ble Shri Justice Bijay Krishna Patel, former Judge of Orissa High Court to be the Chairperson of the Odisha Human Rights Commission with effect from the date he assumes the charge of his office.”

Born on January 24, 1953 at Sundargarh town and having done LLB from Faculty of Law, Delhi University, Justice Patel was the Judge of Orissa High Court from January 17, 2008 to January 23, 2015.

He had been President, State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission from June 8, 2017 to Jan 23, 2020.

Justice Patel was also Principal Secretary to Government of Odisha, Law Department from May 2, 2007 to January 16, 2008 and Chairman, Odisha Sales Tax Tribunal from November 7, 2005 to April 25, 2007.

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