Former Judge

Former Chief Justices, Orissa High Court

Hon’ble Dr. Justice Akshaya Kumar Rath

  • Date of Birth 13-11-1957
  • Educational Qualification LL.M., Ph.D
  • Date of Appointment 20-06-2013
Father’s Name : Late Kshetramohan Rath

 Mother’s Name : Smt. Gouri Rath 

 Address (Permanent) : At/P.O-Jahanpur, P.S./Dist-Jagatsinghpur

 Educational Qualification :

1974 - Passed out High School Certificate Examination from Somonath Bidyapitha, Jahanpur.

1976 - Completed I.Sc. from Stewart Science College, Cuttack.

1979 - Completed B.Com. from Ravenshaw College, Cuttack.

1982 - Completed LL.B. from Madhusudan Law College, Cuttack.

1985 - Completed LL.M. from Madhusudan Law College, Cuttack.

2005 - Awarded Ph.D in law by Utkal University on the topic “Supreme Court of India- protector of human rights under the spectrum of life and personal liberty – A critical study.” 

Odisha State Bar Council Enrolment No. : 0-33/83 

Date of Enrolment : 12.02.1983 

Professional experience :Initially joined in the Chamber of Mr. U.N.Sahoo, Advocate and practised in trial courts and thereafter shifted to High Court of Orissa and joined in the chamber of Sri A.S. Naidu, who became a Judge of Orissa High Court. Practised in constitutional civil and criminal matters in the High Court of Orissa. Retainer for the Commissioner of Endowments, Orissa, Bhubaneswar. Was counsel for UCO Bank, Union Bank of India, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Corporation Bank, Urban Cooperative Bank, Cuttack, National Insurance Company Ltd., New India Assurance Co. Ltd., Oriental Insurance Co. Ltd., United India Insurance Co. Ltd., Sriram General Insurance Co. Ltd., LIC of India, Utkal University, IIIT, Bhubaneswar, Board of Secondary Education, Orissa & National Aluminium Co. Ltd. Was Addl. Standing Counsel (Central) for the Union of India from 1996 to 1999. Was a part time Lecturer in Law in Madhusudan Law College, Cuttack from 1989 to 1996.

Judge Orissa High Court from 20-06-2013 to 13-11-2019.