Rayagada Bar Association

From EverybodyWiki Bios & Wiki
Rayagada Bar Association
Rayagada Bar Association.jpg
Formation1948; 73 years ago (1948)
FoundersJagannath Das
TypeLegal Society
  • Rayagada, Odisha
Official language
English, Odia
Mahesh Patnaik
Vishnu Prasad Panda
AffiliationsOrissa State Bar Council

Rayagada Bar Association is a voluntary Bar Association for the judicial Courts at the headquarters of Rayagada The goals of this legal association is to regulate the legal practice and legal education in Rayagada and to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. The members of the bar are elected amongst the lawyers enrolled under the bar. The bar is affiliated to the State Bar council of Orissa.[1] The bar along with the litigant mass of the district have been instrumental in carving out Judgeship of Rayagada that came into existence with effect from 7 July 2012.[2]


The Rayagada Bar Association was formed around 1948 with Sri Jagannath Das as president and Sri M.S. Murty as secretary. The bar association was registered in 1952 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.[3] The bar had the privilege of holding the All Odisha Lawyers Conference in 1991. In addition to District Bar Association at Rayagada there are three other associations of lawyers in the District, each one at Bissam Cuttack, Kashipur and Gunupur. There are 130 registered member of the District Bar Association of Rayagada.[4]


Sri Maheswar Mahapatra,for the second time, has been elected as the President of Rayagada Bar Association during 2016.[5] In 2018, Sri Bishnu Prasad Panda (who was also the President in 2003) was elected president of the bar. Other members of the executive body of 2018 are Srinivas Pattnaik (vice president), Naba Kumar Kanta (secretry), Gouri Shankar Pattnaik (joint secretary) and Jagadish Panda (treasurer).

The incumbency chart of the presidents of the bar is as follows:

Serial no. Name of the President Period of incumbency
1 Shri Maheswar Mahapatra, LL.B. 2000-2002
2 Shri B.P.Panda, LL.B. 2003
3 Shri M.M.Padhy,LL.B. 2004
4 Shri V.S.Raju,LL.B. 2005.
5 Shri Ram Prasad Patra,LL.B. 2006
6 Sri N.K.Dash,LL.B. 2007
7 Sri R.C.Baxipatra,LL.B. 2008
8 Sri Sahadev Choudhury,LL.B. 2009
9 Sri Y.K.Rao,LL.B. 2010-2011
10 Sri Mohan Nayak,LL.B. 2012
11 Sri P.C.Dash,LL.B. 2013
12 Sri B.S.Nayak,LL.B. 2014
13 Sri Biraja Prasad Patra,LL.B. 2015
14 Sri Maheswar Mahapatra,LL.B. 2016
15 Sri P. Mahesh Pattnaik,LL.B. 2017
16 Sri Bishnu Prasad Panda,LL.B. 2018
17 Sri Braja sundar Nayak,LL.B. 2019

See also[edit]


  1. "Affiliated Bar Associations under Orissa State Bar Council". www.odishabarcouncil.org. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  2. "Lawyers launch agitation seeking district judge court in Rayagada". www.thehindu.com. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  3. "Odisha District Gazetteers – Rayagada" (PDF). www.gopabandhuacademy.gov.in. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  4. "Rayagada Bar Association members" (PDF). www.ecourts.gov.in. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  5. "Maheswar Mahapatra elected as President of Rayagada Bar Association". www.odishanewsinsight.com. Retrieved 1 June 2018.

This article "Rayagada Bar Association" is from Wikipedia. The list of its authors can be seen in its historical and/or the page Edithistory:Rayagada Bar Association. Articles copied from Draft Namespace on Wikipedia could be seen on the Draft Namespace of Wikipedia and not main one.