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In view of exigencies caused by COVID-19 and declaration of Lockdown in the State of Odisha, Court has suspended the ensuing Summer Vacation, 2020 of the Sub-ordinate Courts of the State, if the lockdown is not extended beyond 03-05-2020.

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Orissa High Court

[Notification dt. 28-04-2020]

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Collegium Statement

Supreme Court Collegium on 18th April, 2020 has recommended transfer of Mr Justice Mohammad Rafiq, Chief Justice, Meghalaya High Court to Orissa High Court.


Supreme Court Collegium

[Collegium Statement dt. 18-04-2020]


Justice Mohammad Rafiq

His Lordship, Mr. Justice Mohammad Rafiq, was administered the oath of office of Chief Justice of the High Court of Meghalaya on 13th November 2019 at Raj Bhavan by his Honour the Governor of Meghalaya Shri. Tathagata Roy.

        Prior to his appointment as Chief Justice, his Lordship served as a Judge at the High Court of Rajasthan where he was elevated as Judge on May 15th 2006.

        His Lordship had functioned as Acting Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court twice on April 7th 2019 upto May 4th 2019 and September 23rd 2019 to October 5th 2019. His Lordship also worked as Executive Chairman of the Rajasthan State Legal Services Authority and Administrative Judge prior to elevation as Chief Justice.

        His Lordship was born on May 25th 1960 at Sujangarh in Churu district of Rajasthan. He completed his B.Com in 1980, LL.B in 1984 and M.Com in 1986 from University of Rajasthan.

        His Lordship later on joined the Bar and practised as Advocate since July 1984. His Lordship worked as Assistant Government Advocate for the State of Rajasthan from July 15th 1986 to December 21st 1987 and Deputy Government Advocate from December 22nd 1987 to June 29th 1990. He also represented the Union of India as Standing Counsel from 1992 to 2001 before the High Court.

        His Lordship was appointed Additional Advocate General for the State of Rajasthan on January 7th 1999 and worked as such till his Lordship’s elevation to the Bench.

        His Lordship practiced exclusively in Rajasthan High Court in almost all branches of law especially conducted constitutional matters, service matters, land acquisition cases, land revenue cases, preventive detention cases, customs & excise matters, railway claims cases, tax matters, company matters and criminal matters before the High Court.

(Taken from the Meghalaya High Court Website)


High court of Meghalaya

Appointments & TransfersNews

Appointment of the Acting Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court

President appoints Justice Sanju Panda, the senior-most Judge of the Orissa High Court to perform the duties of the Office of Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from 05-01-2020, consequent upon the retirement of Justice Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaveri, Chief Justice, Orissa High Court.


Ministry of Law and Justice

[Notification dt. 03-01-2020]

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In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 16 of the Advocates Act, 1961 read with Rule 7(1) of the High Court of Orissa (Designation of Senior Advocate) Rules, 2019, Hon’ble the Chief Justice has been pleased to designate the following Advocates as Senior Advocates.

1. Shri Bibekananda Mohanti
2. Shri Gautam Misra
3. Shri Debi Prasad Dhal
4. Shri Gautam Mukherji
5. Shri Durga Prasad Nanda


[Notification dt. 19-08-2019]

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