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Section 54, Arbitration & Conciliation Act 1996: Power Of Judicial Authority To Refer Parties To Arbitration

Section 54 (Power of judicial authority to refer parties to arbitration) is under Chapter II (Geneva Convention Awards) of the Part II (Enforcement Of Certain Foreign Awards) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.

The contents of the section  is reproduced hereunder:—

“Notwithstanding anything contained in Part I or in the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908), a judicial authority, on being seized of a dispute regarding a contract made between persons to whom section 53 applies and including an arbitration agreement, whether referring to present or future differences, which is valid under that section and capable of being carried into effect, shall refer the parties on the application of either of them or any person claiming through or under him to the decision of the arbitrators and such reference shall not prejudice the competence of the judicial authority in case the agreement or the arbitration cannot proceed or becomes inoperative.”





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