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What power an arbitrator has in an arbitration proceeding?

What power an arbitrator has in an arbitration proceeding ?

Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 is an special Act. Arbitrator derives its power from the same.

The Act has envisaged almost all the situation, and provided provisions where Arbitrator enjoys the same power like a normal court.

Arbitrator’s power includes the followings :

To rule on its own jurisdiction : section 16

To pass orders on interim measures : section 17

Determination of rule of procedure : section 19, 24

To appoint experts : section 26

To take court assistance : section 27

To use mediation, conciliation or other procedure to encourage settlement : section 30

Correction and interpretation of award; passing of additional award : section 33

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