Date:May 27, 2022
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