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Odisha CM asks Centre to fill vacant posts of HC judges

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said the state recognises the importance of timely delivery of justice to common citizens and it has made substantial progress on important decisions taken during the last joint conference held on April 5 last year. 

Patnaik, who attended the joint conference of the chief ministers of the states/UTs and chief justices of high courts here, said this in a written statement. Expressing concern at the long pendency of cases in the State, Patnaik urged upon the Union Government to fill up the vacant eight posts of Judges in the Orissa High Court at the earliest. He further said that that despite non-receipt of Central Assistance since 2014, Odisha has been making every possible effort to strengthen the court infrastructure and impressed upon the Centre to supplement the efforts of the State by providing additional resources for creating court infrastructure, residential buildings and other amenities.
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