BHUBANESWAR: All Bills, Ordinances, Rules and Amendments would be written in Odia and presented in the State Assembly henceforth. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik issued a direction in this regard while reviewing performance of the Law Department for the last one year at the State Secretariat on Monday.
Chief Minister also asked the department to translate all existing laws and ruled into Odia in a time bound manner. For this, the department would prepare a detailed plan and would be provided with required human resources, the Chief Minister said.
Chief Minister hoped that Odia version of these law document would help increase law-related awareness among people of the State. Similarly, the Chief Minister said law service centres would be opened in every gram panchayat office to provide support to the people. Besides, he directed that Waqf Board, Haj Committee, Survey Commissioner and Talaki Pension would work under Minorities and Backward Classed Development Department. Patnaik also directed to examine all unused and old laws before they judged by the Law Commissioner.
Besides, the department was asked to examine the performances of the various Law Officer appointed in different courts and to ensure that reqruitment cases relating to various departments don’t stay hanged. He also directed the department to appoint special advocates for dealing women related crime cases.