Justice Bimala Prasad Das appointed OHRC Chairperson

Bhubaneswar: Former judge of Orissa High Court, Justice Bimala Prasad Das has been appointed as Chairperson of Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC)

“The Governor of Odisha is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Bimala Prasad Das , Former Judge of Orissa High Court to be the Chairperson of Odisha Human Rights Commission with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office”, an official communiqué by the Law Department, Government of Odisha, said on August 21.

Eminent Lawyer Asim Amitabh Dash has been appointed Member of the OHRC, according to another the communiqué by the Law Department, Government of Odisha.

Dash’s appointment will take effect from the date he assumes charge of his offices, the communiqué added.

Notably, the post of Chairperson of OHRC was lying vacant since November 23, 2012.

Justice Raghubir Dash had been officiating as the commission’s acting Chairman since May 16, 2019.

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