Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Dec 29:
Odisha Government would soon set up a Law Commission, which will examine all existing laws for necessary modifications. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik made the announcement while addressing the 44th annual conference of All Odisha Lawyers’ Association in Cuttack today.
“Law is an integral part of our system of administration of justice, not only in the legal sense but also social, economic and political justice. Lawyers are protectors of the legal system and they must do the expertise for greater social justice. The State Government is shortly going to constitute a law commission. It will examine all the existing laws and suggest modifications on their texts,” said Patnaik.
He further assured that his government is all ears to the demands of lawyers and would consider their suggestions.
“In the present scenario for society, I urge the lawyers to take social responsibility and work for the benefit of the poor and the disadvantaged. The government is aware of the suggestions and demands made by the lawyers’ association and we will certainly consider the suggestions with a positive outlook,” the Chief Minister added.
Addressing the reporters outside the venue, Odisha Law Minister Arun Sahoo said that the cabinet has already approved the Law Commission and the Finance Department has issued a clearance too. The commission would be made functional shortly.
Speaking about the issues raised by the lawyers in the state, Sahoo said, “We have already made an announcement that we are going to hold talks with the State Bar Council, the High Court Bar Association, All Odisha Lawyers’ Association, BJD legal front and other associations of lawyers in the state to understand their concerns. The State Government is committed to carry out necessary steps for their development”.