The Mission of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions is to fulfill its constitutional mandate by providing the people of Odisha with an independent, professional and effective prosecution service that operates with integrity, inspires public trust and confidence and safeguards the administration of justice throughout the State of Odisha.

The Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Odisha, is working under the Department of Home, Government of Odisha. The key function of the Directorate is to streamline the conduct of prosecution, for and on behalf of the State, before the Criminal Courts and to monitor the performance of the Prosecutors working in various sub-ordinate Courts in the State.

This Directorate was established in the year 1981 as per the letter No.61199/P, dated 21.12.1981 of the Government of Odisha in Home Department. Prior to the creation of this Directorate, the Prosecuting Officers working in different Courts were under the administrative and supervisory control of the District Magistrate and Collectors of the respective district. Since after formation of this Directorate, they have been brought under the administrative and supervisory control of the Directorate.