Bhubaneswar: Justice Bijoy Krishna Patel on Tuesday assumed charge as the Chairperson of Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC).
He will replace Justice BP Das.
Former High Court judge Justice Patel was appointed as the Chairperson of OHRC on November 27, after Governor Ganeshi Lal accorded seal of approval to the recommendation made by a committee headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Justice Patel had served as Orissa High Court (HC) Judge from January 17, 2008 to January 23, 2015. Earlier, he served as Principal Secretary to Government of Odisha, Law Department between May 2, 2007 and January 16, 2008.