SAT abolition: Lawyers’ stir to continue

Cuttack/ Bhubaneswar: The Cuttack bar affiliated to State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) will continue to boycott courts tomorrow as well in protest against the Odisha government’s proposal to abolish the Tribunal.

Meanwhile, the Bhubaneswar SAT bar association has informed that it will take to streets tomorrow protesting the decision.

A meeting of the Cuttack SAT bar, Bhubaneswar SAT bar including all the bar associations in Cuttack was held today.

The state cabinet on September 9 approved a decision to abolish the SAT on the ground that the Tribunal set up in 1986 has not been able to achieve its desired goal. With its principal bench at Bhubaneswar, the tribunal was functioning from its permanent and regular bench here at Cuttack and circuit benches at Sambalpur and Berhampur.