Centre requested to change name of Orissa High Court

New Delhi: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Rajya Sabha member Prasanna Acharya on Wednesday proposed the Centre to change the name of Orissa High Court to Odisha High Court.

Moving the proposal during the zero hour of the Upper House, Acharya requested the Centre to bring legislation to allow change of names of high courts in line with the change in name of the states.

In 2011, Orissa was changed to Odisha and the name of its language from Oriya to Odia with the passage of the Orissa (Alteration of Name) Bill, 2010 and the Constitution (113th Amendment) Bill, 2010 in the Parliament.

The BJD MP said though Orissa became Odisha in 2011, the high court of the state continued to be called as the High Court of Orissa.

“Therefore, I proposed the Centre to change the name to Odisha High Court. As there is no specific law to change the name, I urged the Centre to bring a legislation and consult with the Odisha government and the HC and change the name,” Acharya said.