Bhubaneswar: Senior lawyer of the Orissa High Court Ashok Parija on Wednesday took charge as the Advocate General (AG) of the state.
Parija took charge from outgoing advocate general Surya Prasad Mishra who was appointed to the top law officer’s post in 2014.
Born in 1961, Parija was enrolled as an advocate in the Bar Council of Orissa at the age of 23. He started his practice under Bijoy K Mahanti, former Advocate- General of Orissa.
Parija was designated as a senior advocate in 2003 and elected as a member to the State Bar Council in March 2008. The same year in August, he became member of Bar Council of India. He is the son of Late Narottam Prasad Parija and Sashi Prava Parija.