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JUSTICE BALA KRISHNA BEHERA

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JUSTICE BALA KRISHNA BEHERA LAW INSIDER

Former Judge of Orissha High Court

NAME– Bala Krishan Behera

PROFESSION– Advocate, Judge

BORN – 05/09/1925

PLACE OF BIRTH – Balangir, Odisha

FATHER’S NAME – NA

MOTHER’S NAME – NA

SPOUSE – NA

SIBLINGS– NA

CHILDREN – 8 (3 sons, 5 daughters)

EDUCATION– Bachelors in Law.

POLITICAL PARTY– NA

OFFICIAL WEBSITE– NA

REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT– He was the first person from Western Odisha to become the Judge of the Odisha High Court.

AWARDS– NA

Justice Bala Krishna Behera began his career as an Advocate in 1950. He later served as a judge at the Orissha High Court. He passed away after a protracted illness in 2017.

BACKGROUND– Behera was born in the Balangir district of Odisha. He is survived by his wife, his 3 sons, and 5 daughters.

UPBRINGING & EDUCATION– Justice Behera had secured a Bachelor’s degree in Law.

Bala Krishan Behera Enrolled as an Advocate in October, 1950. Appointed as Additional District and Sessions Judge on 14-2-1966 and as District and Sessions Judge on 25-7-66. He Served as Special Judge, Bhubaneswar from 29-11-68 to 1-2-1971 and Secretary to the Government of Orissa, Law Department from 1-2-1971 to 15-1-1974. Worked as District and Sessions Judge from 17-4-1974 to 29-6-1977. He Served as Presiding Officer, Industrial Tribunal from 6-7-77 to 3-4-78. He Served as Registrar of the Orissa High Court since 05/04/1978.

WALK OF LIFE- After completing his education, Mr. Behera enrolled as an Advocate in 1950. He joined Odisha Judicial Services in 1966 and served as the District and Sessions Judge of Balasore, Baripada, Koraput, and Cuttack. He served as a Special Judge, Bhubaneswar from 1966 -71.

He was then appointed as the Secretary of the Odisha Law Department from 1971-74. For a year in 1971, Behera served as the Presiding Officer of the Industrial Tribunal. Since 1978 he worked as Registrar of the Odisha High Court.

Behera was given the status of Permanent Judge of the Odisha High Court in 1981 and he served till his retirement in 1987. In 1993, Justice Behera was appointed to the one-man enquiry commission for the infamous Cuttack liquor tragedy.

MAJOR INITIATIVES TAKEN– NA

CARRIER TIMELINE

1950- Enrolled as an Advocate

1966- Joined Odisha Judicial Services as District and Sessions Judge

1968-71- Special Judge, Bhubaneswar

1971-74- Secretary of Odisha Law Department

1977-78- Presiding Officer of the Industrial Tribunal

1978- Registrar of Odisha High Court

1981-87- Permanent Judge of Odisha High Court

CONTROVERSIES– NA

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