Odisha HC ask SCW secy to fill the vacant post
In order to fill the vacant post, Orissa High Court asked secretary of State Commission of Women (SCW) by way of an affidavit for filling up all six posts of members.
The court came to action after hearing a PIL filed byv lawyer and human rights activist Prabir Kumar Das which state that SCW is presently functioning with just a chairman while all the six posts of members are lying vacant for the last three months. There is an urgent need for filling up the vacant posts as the cases pending before the SCW had gone up to 5,612 by February 28, 2023, he contended.
As per the sources, the bench of Chief Justice S Muralidhar and Justice Gourishankar Satapathy directed the secretary of SCW to file the affidavit by May 1, hoping by then steps would have been initiated for filling up the vacancies.