Prasad asks Odisha CM to consult Chief Justice on HC benches
"It goes without saying that once the recommendations of the High Court are obtained, the state government has to provide the requisite infrastructure immediately," Prasad added.
He further said the Union Government would take further necessary action in this matter once the state government along with the High Court communicate their views.
He said setting up a High Court bench is to be considered in the light of recommendations made by the Jaswant Singh Commission and judicial pronouncement of the Supreme Court.
The reply of the Union Law Minister came in response to a letter of Patnaik, who had requested the Centre to take an early decision over the establishment of permanent benches of the High Court in western and southern Odisha.
The Chief Minister had said that the people in these areas were demanding permanent benches of the Orissa High Court.