CJ Oka welcomes Court staff
CJ Oka welcomes Court staff
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Karnataka HC Chief Justice Abhay Oka wins hearts as he welcomes court staff who recovered from COVID-19 back to work

Sources informed Bar & Bench that CJ Oka keeps a personal list of all judicial officers and court staff who have contracted COVID-19, and enquires about their health status everyday.

Rintu Mariam Biju

In a heart-warming gesture, Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court Abhay Shreeniwas Oka extended a welcome to court staff member Mary Josephine, who reported for work today after recovering from COVID-19.

Along with CJ Oka, Justices B Veerappa and S Sujatha, and various members of the Registry were also present to welcome Josephine back.

Josephine had contracted COVID-19 last month and was quarantined for 22 days.

This act of CJ Oka received showers of praise from advocates and netizens alike. Many opined that CJ Oka's act has set a wonderful example to the society.

Netizens further expressed hope that this kind gesture of CJ Oka will go a long way in dispelling taboo, at a time when many are being ostracised for having contracted the novel Coronavirus.

Sources informed Bar & Bench that CJ Oka keeps a personal list of all judicial officers and court staff who have contracted COVID-19, and enquires about their health status everyday.

As a matter of fact, this is not the first time that CJ Oka has gone out of his way to recognize the dignity of labour.

Not long ago, CJ Oka had stepped aside and made way for the senior most court attender to inaugurate the then newly constructed district court complex in Karnataka's Chikkaballapur.

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