Cuttack: Justice Pramath Patnaik took charge as the judge of the Orissa High Court on Friday. Chief Justice KS Jhaveri administered oath of office to him at the court premises.
Last month, the Supreme Court Collegium passed a resolution recommending the repatriation of Justice Patnaik from the Jharkhand High Court to the Orissa HC, his parent High Court.
Justice Patnaik was transferred to the Jharkhand High Court and had been serving as a judge there since December 2014.
Justice Patnaik was serving as the Government Advocate (GA) at the Bhubaneswar bench of State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).