COVID-19: OHRC office closed for public, petitioners

Bhubaneswar:  In view of the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases and death of few officials working in different offices located at Toshali Bhawan here, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has restricted entry of the general public , petitioners and party into its office.

The restriction, which will remain in force till May 31 or until further orders, was imposed to adopt strict social distancing and isolation measures to check further spread of the virus in the office.

During the period, the office will function with bare minimum staff. Registration and scrutiny of the complaints will continue on regular basis and only urgent cases will be taken up for hearing, said a notification issued by the Commission.

“Complaint petition may be filed through official email ID: [email protected] and the OHRC Assistant Registrar may be contacted for such urgent hearing. Extremely urgent matters can be taken up after obtaining permission from the Chairperson and parties may opt for hearing through virtual mode by providing their contact details to the Assistant Registrar,” the notification reads.

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