The Legal Section has been entrusted with the duty of coordinating all legal matters of the Authority right from the institution of cases up to their final disposal in various courts. The legal Section collects Para-wise comments from concerned branches and prepares the rejoinder/ counters / affidavits and files it in respective courts of law. This Section monitors stage-wise progress of cases relating to various Branches / Sections relating to several courts for facilitating flow of information/documents though Legal Retainer / Advocates. The Section functions under the direct charge of Officer-on-Special Duty (Legal). BDA has engaged one Legal Retainer and has also a panel of advocates for dealing with cases in different courts of law.
This Section deals with the cases filed before the Hon'ble Supreme Court, National Commission, Hon'ble High Court, Stage Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Odisha, Cuttack and other subordinate courts like District Judge, Additional District Judge, Civil Judge (Sr. Division), Civil Judge (Jr. Division), S.D.J.M. and District Consumer forum. Besides this, the cases filed before the Labour Court , Regional Provident Fund Commissioner, E.S.I., Member, Board of Revenue etc. are dealt with in this section.