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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE

FOR
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
PLOT NO 6, VASANT KUNJ INSTITUTIONAL AREA,
PHASE II, NEW DELHI 110070
Tel. No. : + 91 (011) 26139704, 26139705, 26139706,
+ 91 (011) 65931884, 65931886
Fax. No. : + 91 (011) 26139707
E-mail : icadr@nic.in
Website : www.icadr.org

ABOUT US

1. WHY ICADR
2. OBJECTIVES OF ICADR
3. PEOPLE BEHIND ICADR
4. THE AUTHORITIES OF THE SOCIETY
5. INAUGRATION OF ICADR BUILDING
6. REGIONAL CENTRES
7. ICADR SERVICES AND THEIR DISTINGUISHING FEATURES
8. AREAS IN WHICH ADR WORKS
9. ADVANTAGES OF ADR
10. HOW TO REFER DISPUTES TO ICADR
11. HOW TO START ARBITRATION
12. ICADR FEES STRUCTURE
13. PUBLICATIONS
14. MEMBERSHIP
15. PANEL OF ARBITRATORS
16. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
17. WORKSHOPS/TRAINING PROGRAMMES DURING F.Y. - 2006-2007
18. AGREEMENTS
19. GRANT FROM WORLD BANK FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ICADRS BUSINESS PLAN AND
MEDIATORS TRAINING AND ADR STATUS/EFFICTIVENESS STUDY

WHY ICADR
The justice dispensing system in India has come under great stress for several reasons; chief of them being the
huge pendency of cases in Courts, In India, the number of cases filed in Courts has shown tremendous Increase
in recent years for a variety of reasons resulting in pendency and delays underlining the need for alternative
dispute resolution methods. It is in this context, the following Resolution was adopted by the Chief Ministers
and the Chief Justices of States in a Conference held in New Delhi on 4th December 1993 under the
Chairmanship of the then Prime Minister of India and presided over by the Chief Justice of India :'The Chief Ministers and Chief Justices were of the opinion that Courts were not in a
position to bear the entire burden of justice system and that a number of disputes lent
themselves to resolution by alternative modes such as arbitration, mediation and
negotiation. They emphasized the desirability of disputants taking advantage of
alternative dispute resolution which provided procedural flexibility, saved valuable time
and money and avoided the stress of a conventional triar
In a developing country like India with major economic reforms under way within the frame-work of rule of
law, strategies for swifter resolution of disputes for lessening the burden on the Courts and to provide means for
expeditious resolution of disputes, there is no better option but to strive to develop alternative modes of dispute
resolution by establishing facilities for providing settlement of disputes through arbitration, conciliation,
mediation, negotiation, etc.

As the Arbitration Act of 1940 proved ineffective for early settlement of disputes by arbitration, the first major
step taken in this direction was the introduction in Parliament of the Arbitration and Conciliation Bill, 1995.
The provisions of the Bill were promulgated as Ordinances on 16th January 1996 and again on 26th March
1996. The Bill was finally enacted as the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 and was brought into force
with effect from August 22, 1996. This Act, based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial
Arbitration and the UNCITRAL Conciliation Rules, provides the basis for the growth of the ALTERNATIVE
DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR) movement in India on scientific lines. Being based on the UNCITRAL
model, this legislation, it is hoped, will help to build confidence among foreign parties intending to enter into
long-term commercial relations with their Indian counterparts.
It was against this backdrop that The International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ICADR) was
established and registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 for the promotion and
development of ADR facilities and techniques. The ICADR is an autonomous organization under the aegis of

the Ministry of Law and Justice, Govt. of India. It was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India at New
Delhi on October 6, 1995. The Chief Justice of India is its Patron. More than forty delegates from the SAARC
countries attended the inauguration of the Centre.

OBJECTIVES OF ICADR
1.

to promote studies in the field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and allied matters, and to
promote reform in the system of settlement of disputes.

2.

to undertake teaching and to provide for diffusion of knowledge of law and procedures on ADR
and related matters and to award diplomas, certificates and other academic or professional
distinction.

3.

to impart training in ADR and related matters to those who are handling arbitration, conciliation
and mediation;

4.

to promote research and documentation in the field of ADR and publish books, periodicals,
reports and other literature covering ADR;

5.

to organize Conferences, seminars and study groups on issues concerning ADR;

6.

to provide facilities and administrative and other support services for holding conciliation,
mediation, mini-trial and arbitration proceedings;

7.

to maintain panels of appropriate persons competent and qualified to serve as arbitrators,


conciliators and mediators, or willing to serve in any other specialist capacity such as experts,
surveyors and investigators;

8.

to cooperate with other societies, institutions and organizations, national or international, in the
pursuit of all or any of the above objectives;

9.

to constitute Regional Centres at convenient places in India and abroad to promote the activities
of the Society;

10.

to draw up and prescribe rules of the Society for different modes of ADR

PEOPLE BEHIND ICADR


PATRON
Chief Justice of India
CHAIRMAN
Honble Dr. H. R. Bhardwaj
Union Minister for Law & Justice
SECRETARY-GENERAL
Mr. B.S. Saluja, Former Member, ITAT
TREASURER
Mr . CH . G .Krishnamurthy, Former Member, Law Commission of India and Former President of ITAT
GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBERS
Mr. Praveen Agarwal
Mr. M.S. Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India
Shri Altaf Ahmed, Former Addl. Solicitor General
Mr. Sardar Ali, Advocate
Mr. Milon K. Banerji, Attorney General for India
Mr. Ashwinie Kumar Bansal, Advocate
Mr. Harish Chandra, Former D.G. (Works) CPWD
Mr. Sarvesh Chandra, Former Chairman FERA Board
Mr. M. Chandrasekharan, Former Additional Solicitor General and Senior Advocate
Dr. K.N. Chaturvedi, Secretary, Legislative Department, M/o. Law and Justice
Dr. K.S. Chauhan, Advocate
Mr. S.K. Chawla, Former Chief Engineer, CPWD
Mr. Suman Jyoti Khaitan, Advocate
Mr. Ch.G. Krishna Murthy, Former Member, Law Commission of India and Former President of ITAT
Ms. Moksh Mahajan, Former Member, MRTP
Mr. R.L. Meena, Former Vice-Chairman, Law Commission

Dr. J.P. Mishra, Addl. Director General, (CDN), ICAR


Mr. Harish Narula, President (Corporate), Lupin Ltd.
Mr. T.S. Oberoi, Former Judicial Member, CAT
Mr. K. Parasaran, Former Attorney General for India and Senior Advocate
Dr. P.C. Rao, Member, International Tribunal for the Law of Sea
Mr. A.K. Rungta, Former President, FICCI
Mr. B.S. Saluja, Former Member ITAT
Mr. B.S. Sekhon, Former Vice-Chairman, CAT
Mr. D.C. Singhania, Advocate
Mr. M.M. Sharma, G.M. (Law), MTNL
Mr. O.P. Sharma, Advocate and Former Chairman, Bar Council of India
Mr. Ashok Sharma, Chief General Manager (Law), MMTC Ltd.
Mrs. Lakshmi Swaminathan, Former Vice-Chairperson, CAT
Mr. A.C.C. Unni, Former Judicial Member, CEGAT
Mr. K.K. Venugopal, Senior Advocate
Mr.T.K. Vishwanathan, Law Secretary, Govt. of India

SPECIAL INVITTEES TO THE GOVERNING COUNCIL


Mr. Lalit Bhasin, Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Mr. B. Datta, Additional Solicitor General of India
Dr. S.P. Narang, Sr. Professor and Director, Jagannath International Management School
Mr. Virender Ganda, Advocate
Mr. Man Mohan Lal Sarin, Senior Advocate
Mr. R.K. Rathore, Additional Advocate General (Punjab)
Mr. P.P. Malhotra, Additional Solicitor General of India
Mr. Madan Mohan Sangal, Former Director & Chief Engineer

Mr. Narinder. K. Singla, Advocate


Dr. Surendra Yadav, Professor of Law
Mr. B. K. Rampal, Advocate
Mr. Soumyendra Lal Banerjee, Advocate
Mr. Kul Bhushan Rai, Chief Engineer (Retd.)
Mr. Shiv Nandan Sharma, Advisor Legal and Regulatory Restructuring, Taxation and Commercial Laws
Mr. Aswini Thakur, Advocate, Guwahati High Court,
Mr. Devendra Singh, Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Mr. Shri Arjun Dev Nagpaul, Advocate, Mumbai High Court,
Honble Mr. Justice Tejinder Singh Doabia, Former Judge, J & K High Court
Mr. O.P.Mittal, Former G. M. (Law), NTPC Ltd.
Mr. O.P. Vaish, Senior Advocate
Mr. M. Krishnan, Advocate & Notary Arbitrator (International & National)
Mr. G.C. Malhotra, Secretary-General, Lok Sabha, (Retd)
Mr. Ashwani K. Nayyar, Company Secretary
HONORARY MEMBERS
Shri R.L. Gupta, Former Member Law Commission
Shri C. Venkataraman, Advocate
Honble Mr. Justice R.P. Sethi, Judge, Supreme Court of India (Retd)
Honble Mr. Justice S.N. Phukan, Judge, Supreme Court, (Retd.)
Chairperson, Assam Human Rights Commission
Honble Mr. Justice Saghir Ahmad, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
Honble Mr. Justice G.T. Nanavati, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
Honble Mr. Justice A.S. Anand, Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission
Honble Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti, Former Chief Justice of India

ADVISORY COUNCILS
REGIONAL CENTRE, HYDERABAD
ADVISORY COUNCIL
PATRON
Chief Justice, High Court of Andhra Pradesh
MEMBERS
Mr. Ch. G. Krishna Murthy, Treasurer & Convenor
Honble Shri Justice G. Raghuram, Judge, High Court of Andhra Pradesh
Mr. C. V. Mohan Reddy, Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh

Mr. V. Suri Appa Rao, Law Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh


Mr. I.Y.R.Krishna Rao, IAS Principal Finance Secretary (R&E), Government of Andhra Pradesh
Mr. M. K. Rehman, Engineer-in-Chief, Irrigation & CAD Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh
Dr. Mullapudi Harischandra Prasad, Chairman and Managing Director, The Andhra Sugars Ltd.
Prof. V. Nageswara Rao, Osmania University, Hyderabad

REGIONAL CENTRE, BANGALORE


ADVISORY COUNCIL
PATRON

Chief Justice, High Court of Karnataka


MEMBERS
Honble Mr. Justice N. Kumar, Judge, High Court of Karnataka, Bangalore
Mr. Udaya Holla, Advocate General of Karnataka
Mr. B.S. Reddy, Law Secretary to Government of Karnataka
Dr. S. Subramanya, Principal Finance Secretary, Government of Karnataka
Mr. T. Sukumar, Secretary to Government, PWD
Mr. Sadashiva Reddy Y.R., Chairman, Karnataka State Bar Council
Mr. R.C. Purohith, President, Chambers of Commerce & Industry
Dr. A. Jaya Govind, Vice-Chancellor, National Law School of India University, Bangalore
Prof. Nagaraj V., Professor, National Law School of India University, Bangalore
Mr. R.N. Shetty, Businessman
Mr. K. Subba Rao, Chartered Accountant
Mr. S. Sukumar, Chartered Accountant
Mr. C.R. Sundaresh, Assistant Secretary, ICADR, Bangalore

THE AUTHORITIES OF THE SOCIETY


The following are the authorities of the Society:
1.

The General Body of the Society - It is composed of all the Members of the Society.

2.

The Governing Council of the Society - It is composed of the following:


(i)

All the Foundation Members

(ii)

Two Members elected by the Corporate Members from amongst themselves.

(iii)

One Member elected by the Associate Members from amongst themselves.

(iv)

Five Members elected by the Life Members from amongst themselves.

(v)

Five Members elected by the Ordinary Members from amongst themselves.

3.

The Chairperson of the Society;

4.

The Secretary - General of the Society;

5.

The Secretary; and

6.

Such other authorities as may be constituted by the Governing Council.

INAUGURATION OF ICADRS BUILDING


Inauguration
of
the
Headquarters
New Delhi on 29 th August, 2005

Building

of

ICADR,

Shri B.S. Saluja, Secretary-General, ICADR welcoming the Hon'ble Guest. Sitting from left
to right Mr. M.S. Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Dr. H.R. Bhardwaj,
Union Minister for Law and Justice and Chairman, ICADR, Mr. Justic R.C. Lahoti, Chief
Justice of India, Mr. Justice Y.K. Sabharwal, Judge, Supreme Court, Mr. Milon K. Banerji,
Attorney General for India and Mr. R.L. Meena, Union Law Secretary.

The inauguration of the ICADRs Administrative Block Building took place on 29th August, 2005 at Plot
No. 6, Vasant Kunj Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Honble Mr. Justice R.C.
Lahoti, the then Chief Justice of India. Honble Mr. Justice Y. K. Sabharwal, the then Judge, Supreme Court of
India was the Chief Guest and Honble Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission
was the Guest of Honour. The Function was presided over by Dr. H.R. Bhardwaj, Union Minister for Law and
Justice and Chairman, ICADR. The function was attended by Judges from Supreme Court of India and High
Court of Delhi, Mr. Milon Kumar Banerji, Attorney General for India, Mr. R. L. Meena, the then Law
Secretary, Mr. M.J. Rao, the then Chairman, Law Commission of India, Senior Law Officers, President and
Vice Presidents and Members of ITAT and other Tribunals, Senior Officers of the Ministry of Law and Justice
and Members of the Bar. Shri Ganesh Chandru, Counsel and Assistant Registrar, Singapore International
Arbitration Centre, distinguished guests from Construction Industry Development Council, the International
Council of Consultants, Senior Advocates and people from other fields were also present on this occasion. The
function was well covered by the Media.
The new building of ICADRs is well equipped to provide the facilities of International standard for
conducting arbitration, mediation/conciliation. The building has three Rooms for hearing Arbitration/Mediation
cases, Waiting Lounge for Arbitrators/Mediators, Secretarial Assistance, Xerox and Fax facilities etc. The

Rooms are well equipped with latest Public Address System to make the hearings easy and convenient and are
available for hearing at nominal charges. Since October, 2005, 291 hearings have taken place in these rooms.
The portions of the Administrative Block Building of ICADR which were not required immediately
have been temporarily rented out on lease to the Sixth Central Pay Commission and the Pension Fund
Regulatory and Development Authority, to facilitate the maintenance of the building and to also generate
necessary funds for promotion of ADR activities by ICADR.

REGIONAL CENTRES
One of the main objectives of the ICADR is the dissemination of knowledge of the Alternative Dispute
Resolution (ADR) system and with this end in view, it was considered necessary to establish Regional Centres
of ICADR in State Capitals. The ICADR has since established two Regional Centres, namely, at Hyderabad in
Andhra Pradesh and Bangalore in Karnataka, with the financial and other assistance of the concerned State
Governments. Efforts are being made to establish another Centre in Mumbai.
ICADR REGIONAL CENTRE, HYDERABAD

ADDRESS

10th Floor, Gagan Vihar Building


M J Road, Nampally
Hyderabad - 500 001
Andhra Pradesh (India)
Tel. & Fax No.+91 (040) 24745165
Tel.No. +91 (040)24731514
E-mail: icadr@pol.net.in
icadr_hyd@dataone.in

The Regional Centre of ICADR at Hyderabad has received an additional amount of Rs.1.00 crore as
Corpus Grant from the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh in June 2007 to carry on its activities. The total Corpus Grant
received from State Government now stands at Rs. 5.75 crores. The entire Corpus Grant has been deposited in
Nationalised Banks and the interest on the Fixed Deposits is being utilized to meet the recurring expenditure of
the Regional Centre of ICADR, Hyderabad.

The Regional Centre of ICADR at Bangalore which was established on 31 st August, 2002 is functioning
successfully from the premises of the Karnataka Judicial Academy. Efforts are being made by Bangalore
Regional Centre to get more additional corpus grant from the State Government of Karnataka. The State
Government is taking steps for the allotment of land for the construction of building for use of ICADR,
Rgional Centre, Bangalore. The said Building is expected to be of international standards for conducting
Arbitrations, Conciliations and for holding Seminars/Workshops and training classes.

ICADR REGIONAL CENTRE, BANGALORE

ADDRESS

Karnataka Judicial Academy


Crescent Road
Bangalore 560 001
Karnataka (India)
Tel. Fax No.+91(080)2235 2663
E-mail: icadr_bgr@dataone.in

ICADR SERVICES AND THEIR DISTINGUISHING FEATURES


The services rendered by ICADR include

arbitration, conciliation, mini-trial, Con/Med-arb, negotiation etc.;


better solution to business disputes;
expert fact-finding;
model contract clauses to build arbitration, conciliation and mediation into business relationships;
guidelines for ADR processes;
training for arbitrators, conciliators and mediators and professional and industry advisers;
contact with other ADR organizations in India and abroad;
fixed fee package for small disputes

Distinguishing Features Between

Litigation and Arbitration


Mediation and Arbitration

Litigation

Arbitration

1.

Public Process

1.

Private Process

2.

Any party can institute a litigation

2.

Initiation of arbitration under an agreement

3.

Adversarial procedure

3.

May be less adversarial

4.

Formal and inflexible

4.

Less formal and more flexible

5.

Rules & Procedures strictly followed

5.

Simpler procedures,no formal rules of evidence

6.

Broad discovery

6.

Discovery limited to some documents, no


interrogatories or depositions.

7.

Parties have no voice in selection of adjudicators(Judge 7.


or Jury)

Generally Adjudicators are selected by parties

8.

Adjudicators are generalists

8.

Adjudicators are selected on the basis of their


qualification & expertise.

9.

Adjudicators apply the law; decisions set precedents

9.

Adjudicators pay attention less to law. Their decisions


do not formally set precedents

10.

Appeal against decisions

10.

No appeal. Vacation of award generally limited to


arbitrator's misconduct and bias.

11.

Remedies may include compensatory and punitive


damages,injunctive relief

11.

Arbitrators normally are empowered to grant


compensatory damages including provisional relief

12.

High Costs

12.

Usually reduced costs

13.

Delayed justice

13.

Quick justice

Mediation

Arbitration

1.

Facilitated negotiation is an art

1.

Adjudication-informal procedure

2.

No decision-maker. Mediator is a catalyst

2.

Involves decision-maker

3.

Avoid or break an impasse, diffuse


controversy, encourages to generate viable options

3.

Impasse has already set in when it is submitted to an


Arbitrator

4.

More control over the process

4.

Less control in the proceedings

5.

Many settlement options

5.

No option with the parties-only Award

6.

Relationship of parties not strained

6.

Relationship may deteriorate

7.

High degree of commitment to settlement

7.

Award imposed by an arbitrator.

8.

Parties participation in decision making

8.

Decision making process is with the arbitrator

9.

No winner no loser,only resolving the problem

9.

Award is in favour of one of the parties, the other party


is a loser

10.

Confidentiality of proceedings

10.

No such statutory requirement

AREAS IN WHICH ADR WORKS


Almost all disputes - commercial, civil, labour and family disputes-in respect of which the parties are
entitled to conclude a settlement, can be settled by ADR procedures. ADR techniques have been proven to
work in the business environment, especially in respect of disputes involving joint ventures, construction
projects, partnership differences, intellectual property rights, personal injury, product liability, professional
liability, real estate, securities, contract interpretation and performance and insurance coverage.
The several dispute-resolution procedures administered by the ICADR are:1.

Negotiation: A non-binding procedure in which discussions between the parties are initiated without
the intervention of any third party with the object of arriving at a negotiated settlement to the dispute

2.

Conciliation/Mediation: A non-binding procedure in which an impartial third party, the


conciliator/mediator, assists the parties to a dispute in reaching a mutually satisfactory agreed settlement
of the dispute.

3.

Con/Med-Arb: A procedure which combines, sequential, conciliation and, where the dispute is not
settled through conciliation/mediation within a period of time agreed in advance by the parties,
arbitration.

4.

Mini-trial: A non-binding procedure in which the disputant parties are presented with summaries of
their cases to enable them to assess the strength, weaknesses and prospects of the case and then an
opportunity to negotiate a settlement with the assistance of a neutral adviser.

5.

Arbitration: A procedure in which the dispute is submitted to an arbitral tribunal which makes a
decision (an "award") on the dispute that is binding on the parties.

6.

Fast-track Arbitration: A form of arbitration in which the arbitration award is rendered in a


particularly short time and at reduced cost.

To facilitate the resolution of disputes referred above ICADR has framed the following Rules.
(i)

The ICADR Arbitration Rules, 1996 (including provisions for Fast Track Arbitration)

(ii)

The ICADR Conciliation Rules, 1996;

(iii)

Rules and Procedure for Mini-trial under ICADR, 1996.

ADVANTAGES OF ADR

1.
2.
3.

Savings of time and cost


Autonomy for the parties to an international dispute
Choice of the applicable law and procedure and the language of the proceedings

4.

The possibility of ensuring that specialized expertise is available on the tribunal in the person of the
arbitrator, mediator, conciliator or neutral adviser
strict confidentiality.

5.

HOW TO REFER DISPUTES TO ICADR


Disputes can be referred to the ICADR through a procedure administered by the ICADR in two ways:

by a clause in a contract providing for the reference of all future disputes under

by a separate agreement providing for the reference of an existing dispute.

that contract, or

Model Arbitration/Conciliation Clauses and Model Arbitration/ Conciliation Agreement are given below

A. MODEL ARBITRATION CLAUSE


FOR ARBITRATION OF CONTRACTUAL DISPUTES
Parties to a contract who agree to resolve their contractual disputes in accordance with the ICADR Arbitration
Rules, 1996 and to have the ICADR act as appointing authority and/or provide administrative services, may use
the following clauses;

If a dispute arises out of or in connection with this contract, or in respect of any defined legal
relationship associated therewith or derived there from, the parties agree to submit that dispute to
arbitration under the ICADR Arbitration Rules, 1996.

The authority to appoint the arbitrator(s) shall be the International Centre for Alternative Dispute
Resolution.

The International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution will provide administrative services in
accordance with the ICADR Arbitration Rules, 1996.

Note: Parties may consider adding the following


(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)

The number of arbitrator (s) shall be _______________________________________


The language of the arbitration proceedings shall be __________________________
Specific qualifications of the arbitrator(s) including (but not limited to) language, nationality, technical
qualifications and experience.
The place of arbitration proceedings shall be________________________________.

B. MODEL CONCILIATION CLAUSE


FOR CONCILIATION OF CONTRACTUAL DISPUTES
Parties to a contract who agree to resolve their contractual disputes in accordance with the ICADR Conciliation
Rules, 1996 and to have the ICADR act as appointing authority and/ or provide administrative services, may
consider using the following clauses;

If a dispute arises out of or in connection with this contract, or in respect of any defined legal
relationship associated therewith or derived therefrom, the parties agree to seek an amicable settlement
of that dispute by conciliation under the ICADR Conciliation Rules, 1996.

The authority to appoint the conciliator(s) shall be the International Centre for Alternative Dispute
Resolution.

The International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution will provide administrative services in
accordance with the ICADR Conciliation Rules, 1996.

Note: Parties may consider adding the following:


(a)

The number of conciliator(s) shall be ________________________________________

(b)

The language of the conciliation proceedings shall be ___________________________

(c)

Specific qualifications of the conciliator(s) including (but not limited to) language,
nationality, technical qualification and experience.

(d)

The place of conciliation proceedings shall be _________________________________.

C. THE MODEL CLAUSE


TO BE USED IN THE AGREEMENT FOR PROVIDING FOR MINI-TRIAL
"The parties will attempt in good faith to resolve any dispute or claim arising out of or relating to this
Agreement/Contract promptly through negotiations between the parties.
If the matter is not resolved through negotiation, the parties will attempt in good faith to resolve the
dispute or claim by holding mini-trial in accordance with the ICADR Mini-Trial Rules, 1996.
If the matter has not been resolved by mini-trial procedure within 90 days of the initiation of such
procedure, or if either party will not participate in such procedure, the dispute shall be referred to arbitration in
accordance with the ICADR Arbitration Rules, 1996.
The construction, performance and validity of this Agreement shall in all respects be governed by Indian
Law.
The proceedings for mini-trial and or arbitration will be conducted at New Delhi and in the English
language"

D. MODEL ARBITRATION AGREEMENT


This agreement made this
thousand

day of
Between

Two
_

(full description and address of the Party to be given) of the ONE


_
PART and
(full description and address of the Party to be given) of the OTHER PART.
WHEREAS certain disputes have arisen and are subsisting between
the aforesaid parties relating to

(details of contract to be given).

AND WHEREAS the Parties agree to submit their dispute(s) in accordance with the ICADR Arbitration Rules,
1996.
Now the parties hereby agree as follows:

The parties agree to submit their dispute (s) to arbitration in accordance with the ICADR Arbitration
Rules, 1996.

The authority to appoint the arbitrator or the arbitrators, as the case may be, shall be the International
Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution. *

The arbitration shall be administered by the International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution
(ICADR) in accordance with the ICADR Arbitration Rules, 1996.
The place of arbitration shall be _

In case the ICADR is not required to appoint arbitrator (s), omit this clause.
In Witness Whereof, this Agreement has been signed this
_
day of
200 _____at
by
1. _____________________ for and on behalf of ________________________________________
2. _____________________ for and on behalf of ________________________________________
Note: The parties may:(a)
(b)

provide for qualification (s) of the arbitrator (s) including, but not limited to, language, technical
experience, nationality and legal experience;
specify the language for the conduct of arbitration

E. MODEL CONCILIATION AGREEMENT


This agreement made this day of
thousand
Between
.
(Full description and address of the Party to be given) of the ONE

Two

PART and
_
(full description and address of the Party to be given) of the OTHER PART.
WHEREAS certain disputes and differences have arisen and are subsisting between the aforesaid parties
relating to ____________________________________________________________________________
(details of contract to be given).
AND WHEREAS the Parties agree to submit their dispute(s) for an amicable settlement in accordance with the
ICADR Conciliation Rules, 1996.
Now the parties hereby agree as follows:

The Parties agree to resolve their dispute (s) by conciliation in accordance with the ICADR Conciliation
Rules, 1996.

The authority to appoint the conciliator or the conciliators, as the case may be, shall be the International
Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution. *

The conciliation shall be administered by the International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution
(ICADR) in accordance with the ICADR Conciliation Rules, 1996.
The place of conciliation shall be _

In case the ICADR is not required to appoint conciliator(s), omit this clause.
In Witness Whereof, this Agreement has been signed this
______________________________________
day of
__________

200 ______

at
__________________

_
By
______________

..

1.____________________________________________ for and on behalf of ___________________________


2. .___________________________________________ for and on behalf of __________________________
Note: The parties may :(a) provide for qualification (s) of the conciliator (s) including, but not limited to language, technical perience,
nationality and legal experience;
(b) specify the language for the conduct of conciliation

F. MODEL MINI-TRIAL AGREEMENT


This Agreement is between
and

AB . (Name and address of the initiating party)


CD .(Name and address of the other party or parties).

IN THE MATTER RELATING TO


The parties to this Agreement agree as follows :1.

The parties will use their best endeavours to resolve the dispute by the ICADR Procedure for Mini-Trial
and agree to the appointment of Mr./Ms./Mrs...
as a Neutral Adviser or a person nominated by the ICADR as Neutral Adviser.

2.

The Senior Executives who shall participate at the Mini-Trial on behalf of the parties shall be as follows:
Mr. /Ms. ........................... ..for the initiating party.
Mr./Ms. .for the other party.

3.

The Senior Executives mentioned above will represent the respective parties at the Mini-Trial and will
have full authority to settle the dispute on behalf of the respective party.

4.

The ICADR Mini-Trial Rules, 1996 shall apply to such proceedings.

5.

The Mini-Trial will continue on the day(s) agreed between the parties until agreement is reached; or the
day either party withdraws; or the day the, neutral adviser records in writing the view that further efforts
to settlement would not be worthwhile.
If the parties request the Neutral Adviser in writing for his oral or written opinion on the merits of the
case and the Neutral Adviser considers the request to be helpful in resolving the dispute, he may give an
oral opinion. The opinion whether oral or written, shall be on non-binding basis. This will not constitute
an attempt to anticipate what a Court might order but rather the Neutral Adviser's suggestions for a
possible settlement agreements which are considered appropriate in the facts and circumstances in the
case.
All parties reserve their respective rights, should the Mini-Trial not result in settlement being reached
between them, They further agree that in case of subsequent litigation, any prayer by the plaintiff to
condone the delay caused due to the time spent during negotiations and Mini-Trial will not be opposed.
By taking part in the Mini-Trial, the parties undertake to each other and agree that :

6.

7.
8.

(a)

the entire proceedings of Mini- Trial are and will be kept confidential;

(b)

the parties, the representatives and advisers and the Neutral Adviser shall keep confidential all
statements and all other matters whether oral or written including any settlement
agreement
relating to Mini-Trial except in so far as disclosure is necessary to
implement and enforce such
settlement agreement.
(c)

The Mini-Trial shall be treated as confidential and will be conducted on same basis as without
prejudice to negotiations in an action in the courts. All such documents, submissions and
statements produced for the purpose of the Mini-Trial, whether oral or written, shall be

inadmissible and not subject to discovery in any arbitration, legal or any other similar
proceedings save that any evidence that is otherwise admissible or discoverable shall not become
inadmissible or non-discoverable by reason of its use in connection with the Mini-Trial.
9.

The Neutral Adviser shall not act for either party individually in any other capacity with regard to the
subject-matter of the Mini-Trial.

10.

Neither party may have access to any of the notes of the Neutral Adviser or call the Neutral Adviser as a
witness in any proceedings relating to any of the issues between them, and the opinion of the Neutral
Adviser will be inadmissible in any subsequent proceedings which may take place between the
parties
concerning the subject-matter of the Mini-Trial.
11.

Each party will pay its own cost in the Mini-Trial. The cost and expenses of the ICADR and the neutral
adviser shall be in accordance with the ICADR Mini-Trial Rules, 1996. In the first instance all such
costs will be paid to the ICADR, which shall be responsible for their reimbursement.

12.

Neither the ICADR nor any neutral adviser appointed by the ICADR shall be liable to the parties for any
act or omission whatsoever in connection with the services to be provided by them.

How to start arbitration


Notice of request for
arbitration

Appointment of arbitrators

Other aspects of ICADR

Notice of request for arbitration

1. The claimant initiating the arbitration shall give a notice of request for
arbitration to the respondent and to the ICADR.
2. The arbitral proceedings commence on the date on which the notice of request
for arbitration is received by the respondent.
3. A notice of request for arbitration shall include the following:-

(a) A request that the dispute be referred to arbitration.


(b) The names and address of the parties to the dispute.
(c) A reference to the contract out of or in relation to which the dispute
has arisen.
(d) A reference to the arbitration clause or arbitration agreement relied
upon.
(e) The general nature of the claim and where the claim is or can be
quantified in terms of money,the amount of the claim.
(f) The relief or remedy sought.
(g) The preferred number of arbitrators, if not already agreed upon.

ICADR FEES STRUCTURE


SCHEDULE OF FEES
A. Domestic Commercial Arbitration / Conciliation
1.

Administrative fees:

(Where ICADR acts as an appointing authority and administrator).

Amount in dispute (in rupees)


(i)

Amount of fee (in rupees)

where the total amount in dispute does not exceed


5,00,000

(ii) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 5,00,000


but does not exceed 10,00,000

5,000

5,000 plus 1 percent of the amount by which the total amount in


dispute exceeds 5,00,000

(iii) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 10,00,000


but does not exceed 25,00,000.

10, 000 plus 0.5 'percent of the amount by which the total
amount in dispute exceeds 10,00,000

iv) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 25,00,000


but does not exceed 50,00,000

17,500 plus 0.25 percent of the amount by which the total


amount in dispute exceeds 25,00,000

(v) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 50,00,000

23,750 plus 0.125 percent of the amount by which the total


amount in dispute exceeds 50,00,000 subject to a maximum of
35,000.

Note: Where dispute cannot be expressed in terms of money, the Secretary-General shall determine the amount of
administrative fees, in his discretion, in each case.
(2) Non-refundable fee

5000

(Where ICADR acts only as an appointing authority)

II.

Arbitrators /Conciliators fees:


(in Domestic Commercial Arbitration / Conciliation)

Amount in dispute (in rupees)

(i)

where the total amount in dispute does not


exceed 5,00,000

(ii) where the total amount in dispute exceeds


5,00,000 but does not exceed 10,00,000
(iii) where the total amount in dispute exceeds
10,00,000 but does not exceed 25,00,000.

Amount of fee
for one arbitrator/conciliator
(in rupees)
10,000

10,000 plus 1 percent of the amount by which the total amount in


dispute exceeds 5,00,000

15, 000 plus 0.5 'percent of the amount by which the total amount in
dispute exceeds 10,00,000

iv) where the total amount in dispute exceeds


25,00,000 but does not exceed 50,00,000

22,500 plus 0.25 percent of the amount by which the total amount in
dispute exceeds 25,00,000

(v) where the total amount in dispute exceeds


50,00,000

28,750 plus 0.125 percent of the amount by which the total amount in
dispute exceeds 50,00,000 subject to a maximum of 1,00,000 in case
of arbitration & 35,000 in case of conciliation.

Note: Where the dispute cannot be expressed in terms of money, the arbitral tribunal/conciliator shall determine the amount
of fee in each case.

III.

Charges of Arbitration Hall

Rs. 2,000 for one day or part thereof

Note : Where the facilities are provided in a place other than in ICADRs offices the charges will be
in each case and billed separately.

B.
I.

determined

Domestic Non-Commercial Arbitration/Conciliation

Administrative fees:
(1) Fee: (Where ICADR acts as an appointing authority and administrator)

Where the dispute can be expressed in terms of money, the fees will be the same as
domestic commercial arbitration/conciliation.
Note: Where the dispute can be expressed in terms of money, the Secretary- General
amount of administrative fee, in his discretion in each case.

applicable

for

shall determine the

(2) Non-refundable fee:


Rs. 5000/(Where ICADR acts only as an appointing authority)
II.

Arbitrators/Conciliators fee:
Tribunal/Conciliator in each case.

The

amount

to

be

determined

III.

Charges for Arbitration Hall

Rs. 2000 for one day or part thereof

Note: Where the facilities are provided in a place other than in ICADRs offices, the
determined in each case and billed separately.

by

the

charges

Arbitral

will

be

C.
1.

International Commercial Arbitration / Conciliation

Administrative fees:

(Where ICADR acts as an appointing authority and administrator).

Amount in dispute (in US$)


(i) where

the total amount in dispute does not exceed


50,000

(ii) where the total amount in dispute exceeds


50,000 but does not exceed 1,00,000

Amount of fee (in US$)


1,000

1,000 plus 1 percent of the amount by which the total amount in


dispute exceeds 50,000

(iii) where the total amount in dispute exceeds


1,00,000 but does not exceed 2,50,000.

1,500 plus 0.5 'percent of the amount by which the total amount in
dispute exceeds 1,00,000

iv) where the total amount in dispute exceeds


2,50,000 but does not exceed 5,00,000

2,250 plus 0.25 percent of the amount by which the total amount in
dispute exceeds 2,50,000

(v) where the total amount in dispute exceeds


5,00,000

2,875 plus 0.125 percent of the amount by which the total amount in
dispute exceeds 5,00,000 subject to a maximum of 10,000.

Note: Where dispute cannot be expressed in terms of money, the Secretary-General shall determine the amount of
administrative fees, in his discretion, in each case.

(2) Non-refundable fee

US$ 500 (in case of arbitration)


US$ 250 (in case of conciliation)

(Where ICADR acts only as an appointing authority)

II.

Arbitrators /Conciliators fees:


(in International Commercial Arbitration / Conciliation)

Amount in dispute (in US$)

Amount of fee
for one arbitrator/conciliator
(in US$)

(i) where

2,000

ii) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 50,000


but does not exceed 1,00,000

2,000 plus 1 percent of the amount by which the total amount in


dispute exceeds 50,000

(iii) where the total amount in dispute exceeds


1,00,000 but does not exceed 2,50,000.

2,500 plus 0.5 'percent of the amount by which the total amount in
dispute exceeds 1,00,000

iv) where the total amount in dispute exceeds


2,50,000 but does not exceed 5,00,000

3,250 plus 0.25 percent of the amount by which the total amount in
dispute exceeds 2,50,000

the total amount in dispute does not exceed


50,000

(v) where the total amount in dispute exceeds


5,00,000

3,875 plus 0.125 percent of the amount by which the total amount in
dispute exceeds 5,00,000 subject to a maximum of 50,000.

Note: Where the dispute cannot be expressed in terms of money, the arbitral tribunal/conciliator shall determine the amount
of fee in each case.

III.

Charges of Arbitration Hall

US$ 250 for one day or part thereof

Note : Where the facilities are provided in a place other than in ICADRs offices the charges will be determined in each case
and billed separately.

D. MINI-TRIAL (DOMESTIC - COMMERCIAL)


PART - I
(a) Administrative fees of the ICADR:
(referred to in rule 21)
(Where the ICADR acts as an appointing authority and administrator)
Amount in dispute
(In Rupees)
(i) where the total amount in dispute does not
exceed 5,00,000

Amount of Fee
(In Rupees)
5,000

(ii) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 5,00,000 5,000 plus 1 percent of the amount by which the total
but does not exceed 10,00,000
amount in dispute exceeds 5,00,000
(iii) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 10,000 plus 0.5 percent of the amount by which the
10,00,000 but does not exceed 25,00,000
total amount in dispute exceeds 10,00,000
(iv) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 17,500 plus 0.25 percent of the amount by which the
25,00,000 but does not exceed 50,00,000
total amount in dispute exceeds 25,00,000
(v) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 23,750 plus 0.125 percent of the amount by which the
50,00,000
total amount in dispute exceeds 50,00,000 subject to
the maximum of 35,000
Note: where the dispute cannot be expressed in terms of money, the Secretary-General shall determine the
amount of administrative fees, in his discretion, in each case.
(b) Non-refundable fee referred to in rule 21:
(Where the ICADR acts only as an appointing authority)

Rs.5,000/-

(c) Fee of the Neutral Adviser:


(referred to in rule 21)
Amount in dispute
(In Rupees)
(i) where the total amount in dispute does not
exceed 5,00,000

Amount of Fee (In Rupees)


For one Neutral Adviser
10,000

(ii) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 5,00,000 10,000 plus 1 percent of the amount by which the total
but does not exceed 10,00,000
amount in dispute exceeds 5,00,000
(iii) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 15,000 plus 0.5 percent of the amount by which the
10,00,000 but does not exceed 25,00,000
total amount in dispute exceeds 10,00,000
(iv) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 22,500 plus 0.25 percent of the amount by which the
25,00,000 but does not exceed 50,00,000
total amount in dispute exceeds 25,00,000

(v) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 28,750 plus 0.125 percent of the amount by which the
50,00,000
total amount in dispute exceeds 50,00,000 subject to
the maximum of 1,00,000

Note: where the dispute cannot be expressed in terms of money, the Neutral Adviser shall determine the
amount of fee in each case in consultation with the ICADR.
(d) Charges for facilities:
(referred to in rule 21)

Rs. 2000/- for one day or part thereof

Note: where the facilities are provided in a place other than in the ICADR's offices, the charges will be
determined in each case and billed separately.

PART - II
DOMESTIC NON-COMMERCIAL MINI-TRIAL
(a) Administrative fees of the ICADR:
(referred to in rule 21)
(Where the ICADR acts as an appointing authority and administrator)
Note: where the dispute can be expressed in terms of money, the fee will be the same as applicable for domestic
commercial arbitration.

Note: Where the dispute cannot be expressed in terms of money, the Secretary-General shall determine the
amount of administrative fees, in his discretion, in each case
(b)

Non-refundable fee (referred to in rule 21):


(Where the ICADR acts as an appointing authority)

Rs. 5,000/-

(c)

Fee of the Neutral Adviser: (referred to in rule 21)


The amount as determined by the Neutral Adviser in each case in consultation with the ICADR.

(d)

Charges for facilities:


(referred to in rule 21)

Rs. 2000/- for one day or part thereof

Note: where the facilities are provided in a place other than in the ICADR's office, the charges will be
determined in each case and billed separately.

PART - III
INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL MINI-TRIAL
(a) Administrative fees of the ICADR:
(referred to in rule 21)
(Where the ICADR acts as an appointing authority and administrator)
Amount in dispute
(In US $)
(i) where the total amount in dispute does not
exceed 50,000

Amount of Fee
(In US $)
1,000

(ii) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 50,000 1,000 plus 1 percent of the amount by which the total
but does not exceed 1,00,000
amount in dispute exceeds 50,000
(iii) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 1,500 plus 0.5 percent of the amount by which the
1,00,000 but does not exceed 2,50,000
total amount in dispute exceeds 1,00,000
(iv) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 2,250 plus 0.25 percent of the amount by which the
2,50,000 but does not exceed 5,00,000
total amount in dispute exceeds 2,50,000
(v) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 5,00,000

2,875 plus 0.125 percent of the amount by which the


total amount in dispute exceeds 5,00,000 subject to the
maximum of 10,000

Note: where the dispute cannot be expressed in terms of money, the Secretary-General shall determine the
amount of administrative fees, in his discretion, in each case.
(b) Non-refundable fee (referred to in rule 21):
(Where the ICADR acts only as an appointing authority)

US$ 500/

(c) Fee of the Neutral Adviser:


(referred to in rule 2])
Amount in dispute
(In US $)

Amount of Fee
(In US $)

(i) where the total amount in dispute does not


exceed 50,000

2,000

(ii) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 50,000 2,000 plus 1 percent of the amount by which the total
but does not exceed 1,00,000
amount in dispute exceeds 50,000
(iii) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 100,000 2,500 plus 0.5 percent of the amount by which the
but does not exceed 2,50,000
total amount in dispute exceeds 1,00,000
(iv) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 3,250 plus 0.25 percent of the amount by which the
2,50,000 but does not exceed 5,00,000
total amount in dispute exceeds 2,50,000
(v) where the total amount in dispute exceeds 5,00,000

3,875 plus 0.125 percent of the amount by which the


total amount in dispute exceeds 5,00,000 subject to the
maximum of 50,000

Note: where the dispute cannot be expressed in terms of money, the Neutral Adviser shall determine the
amount of fee in each case in consultation with the ICADR.
(d)

Charges for facilities:


(referred to in rule 21)

US$ 250/- for one day or part thereof

Note: where the facilities are provided in a place other than in the ICADR's office, the charges will be
determined in each case and billed separately.

PUBLICATIONS:
1. THE ARBITRATION AND CONCILIATION ACT, 1996
(NO. 26 OF 1996)
[ 16th August, 1996]
An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to domestic arbitration, international commercial arbitration and enforcement of
foreign arbitral awards as also to define the law relating to conciliation and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
PREAMBLE
WHEREAS the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) has adopted the UNCITRAL Model Law on
International Commercial Arbitration in 1985;
AND WHEREAS the General Assembly of the United Nations has recommended that all countries give due consideration to the said
Model Law, in view of the desirability of uniformity of the law of arbitral procedures and the specific needs of international
commercial arbitration practice;
AND WHEREAS the UNCITRAL has adopted the UNCITRAL Conciliation Rules in 1980;
AND WHEREAS the General Assembly of the United Nations has recommended the use of the said Rules in cases where a dispute
arises in the context of international commercial relations and the parties seek an amicable settlement of that dispute by recourse to
conciliation;
AND WHEREAS the said Model Law and Rules make significant contribution to the establishment of a unified legal framework for
the fair and efficient settlement of disputes arising in international commercial relations;
AND WHEREAS it is expedient to make law respecting arbitration and conciliation, taking into account the aforesaid Model Law and
Rules;
BE it enacted by Parliament in the forty seventh year of the Republic as follows:

PRELIMINARY
1. Short title, extent and commencement.(1) This Act may be called the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.
(2) It extends to the whole of India:
Provided that Parts I, III and IV shall extend to the State of Jammu and Kashmir only in so far as they relate to international
commercial arbitration or, as the case may be, international commercial conciliation.
Explanation. In this sub-section, the expression international commercial conciliation shall have the same meaning as the
expression international commercial arbitration in clause (f) of sub-section (1) of section 2, subject to the modification that for the
word arbitration occurring therein, the word conciliation shall be substituted.
(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

PART I ARBITRATION
CHAPTER 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
2. Definitions.(1) In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires,
(a)

arbitration means any arbitration whether or not administered by permanent arbitral institution;

(b)

arbitration agreement means an agreement referred to in section 7;

(c)

arbitral award includes an interim award;

(d)

arbitral tribunal means a sole arbitrator or a panel of arbitrators;

(e)

Court means the principal Civil Court of original jurisdiction in a district, and includes the High Court in exercise of its
ordinary original civil jurisdiction, having jurisdiction to decide the questions forming the subject-matter of the arbitration if

the same had been the subject-matter of a suit, but does not include any
principal Civil Court, or any Court of Small Causes;
(f)

civil court of a grade inferior to such

international commercial arbitration means an arbitration relating to disputes arising out of legal relationships, whether
contractual or not, considered as commercial under the law in force in India and where at least one of the parties is
(i)

an individual who is a national of, or habitually resident in, any country other than India; or

(ii)

a body corporate which is incorporated in any country other than India; or

(iii)

a company or an association or a body of individuals whose central management and control is exercised in any
country other than India; or

(iv)

the Government of a foreign country;

(g)

legal representative means a person who in law represents the estate of a deceased person, and includes any person who
intermeddles with the estate of the deceased, and, where a party acts in a representative character, the person on whom the
estate devolves on the death of the party so acting;

(h)

party means a party to an arbitration agreement.

Scope
(2) This Part shall apply where the place of arbitration is in India.
(3) This Part shall not affect any other law for the time being in force by virtue of which certain disputes may not be submitted to
arbitration.
(4) This Part except sub-section (1) of section 40, sections 41 and 43 shall apply to every arbitration under any other enactment for the
time being in force, as if the arbitration were pursuant to an arbitration agreement and as if that other enactment were an arbitration
agreement, except in so far as the provisions of this Part are inconsistent with that other enactment or with any rules made thereunder.
(5) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (4) and save in so far as is otherwise provided by any law for the time being in force or in
any agreement in force between India and any other country or countries, this Part shall apply to all arbitrations and to all proceedings
relating thereto.

Construction of references
(6) Where this Part, except section 28, leaves the parties free to determine a certain issue, that freedom shall include the right of the
parties to authorise any person including an institution, to determine that issue.
(7) An arbitral award made under this Part shall be considered as a domestic award.
(8) Where this Part
(a)

refers to the fact that the parties have agreed or that they may agree, or

(b)

in any other way refers to an agreement of the parties, that agreement shall include any arbitration
rules referred to in that agreement.

(9) Where this Part, other than clause (a) of section 25 or clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 32, refers to a claim, it shall also
apply to a counter-claim, and where it refers to a defence, it shall also apply to a defence to that counter-claim.

3.

habitual

Receipt of written communications.( 1) Unless otherwise agreed by the parties,


(a)

any written communication is deemed to have been received if it is delivered to the addressee
personally or at his place of business, habitual residence or mailing address, and

(b)

if none of the places referred to in clause (a) can be found after making a reasonable inquiry, a written
communication is deemed to have been received if it is sent to the addressees last known place of business,
residence or mailing address by registered letter or by any other means which provides a record of the attempt to
deliver it.

(2) The communication is deemed to have been received on the day it is so delivered.
(3) This section does not apply to written communications in respect of proceedings of any judicial authority.

4.

Waiver of right to object.A party who knows that

(a) any provision of this Part from which the parties may derogate, or
(b) any requirement under the arbitration agreement,
has not been complied with and yet proceeds with the arbitration without stating his objection to such non-compliance without undue
delay or, if a time limit is provided for stating that objection, within that period of time, shall be deemed to have waived his right to so
object.

5.

Extent of judicial intervention .Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, in
matters governed by this Part, no judicial authority shall intervene except where so provided in this Part.
6.

Administrative assistance.In order to facilitate the conduct of the arbitral proceedings, the parties, or the arbitral
tribunal with the consent of the parties may arrange for administrative assistance by a suitable institution or person.
CHAPTER II
ARBITRATION AGREEMENT

7.

Arbitration agreement.( 1) In this Part, arbitration agreement means an agreement by the parties to submit to
arbitration all or certain disputes which have arisen or which may arise between them in respect of a defined legal relationship,
whether contractual or not.
(2) An arbitration agreement may be in the form of an arbitration clause in a contract or in the form of a separate agreement.
(3) An arbitration agreement shall be in writing.
(4) An arbitration agreement is in writing if it is contained in
(a)

a document signed by the parties;

(b)

an exchange of letters, telex, telegrams or other means of telecommunication which provide a record of the
agreement; or

(c)

an exchange of statements of claim and defence in which the existence of the agreement is alleged by one party and
not denied by the other.

(5) The reference in a contract to a document containing an arbitration clause constitutes an arbitration agreement if the contract is in
writing and the reference is such as to make that arbitration clause part of the contract.

8.

Power to refer parties to arbitration where there is an arbitration agreement .(1) A judicial authority
before which an action is brought in a matter which is the subject of an arbitration agreement shall, if a party so applies not later than
when submitting his first statement on the substance of the dispute, refer the parties to arbitration.
(2) The application referred to in sub-section (1) shall not be entertained unless it is accompanied by the original arbitration agreement
or a duly certified copy thereof.
(3) Notwithstanding that an application has been made under sub-section (1) and that the issue is pending before the judicial authority,
an arbitration may be commenced or continued and an arbitral award made.

9.

Interim measures by Court etc.A party may, before or during arbitral proceedings or at any time after the making
of the arbitral award but before it is enforced in accordance with section 36, apply to a court
(i)

for the appointment of a guardian for a minor or a person of unsound mind for the purposes of arbitral proceedings;
or

(ii)

for an interim measure of protection in respect of any of the following matters, namely:

(a)

the preservation, interim custody or sale of any goods which are the subject-matter of the arbitration agreement;

(b)

securing the amount in dispute in the arbitration;

(c)

the detention, preservation or inspection of any property or thing which is the subject-matter of the dispute in arbitration, or
as to which any question may arise therein and authorising for any of the aforesaid purposes any person to enter upon any
land or building in the possession of any party, or authorising any samples to be taken or any observation to be made, or
experiment to be tried, which may be necessary or expedient for the purpose of obtaining full information or evidence;

(d)

interim injunction or the appointment of a receiver;

(e)

such other interim measure of protection as may appear to the court to be just and convenient, and the Court shall have the
same power for making orders as it has for the purpose of, and in relation to, any proceedings before it.
CHAPTER III
COMPOSITION OF ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL

10. Number of arbitrators .(1) The parties are free to determine the number of arbitrators, provided that such number shall
not be an even number.
(2) Failing the determination referred to in sub-section (1), the arbitral tribunal shall consist of a sole arbitrator.

11. Appointment of arbitrators.(i) A person of any nationality may bean arbitrator, unless otherwise agreed by the parties.
(2) Subject to sub-section (6), the parties are free to agree on a procedure for appointing the arbitrator or arbitrators.
(3) Failing any agreement referred to in sub-section (2), in an arbitration with three arbitrators, each party shall appoint one arbitrator,
and the two appointed arbitrators shall appoint the third arbitrator who shall act as the presiding arbitrator.
(4) If the appointment procedure in sub-section (3) applies and
(a) a party fails to appoint an arbitrator within thirty days from the receipt of a request to do so from the other party; or
(b) the two appointed arbitrators fail to agree on the third arbitrator within thirty days from the date of their appointment,
the appointment shall be made, upon request of a party, by the Chief Justice or any person or institution designated by him.
(5) Failing any agreement referred to in sub-section (2), in an arbitration with a sole arbitrator, if the parties fail to agree on the
arbitrator within thirty days from receipt of a request by one party from the other party to so agree the appointment shall be made,
upon request of a party, by the Chief Justice or any person or institution designated by him.
(6) Where, under an appointment procedure agreed upon by the parties,
(a) a party fails to act as required under that procedure; or
(b) the parties, or the two appointed arbitrators, fail to reach an agreement expected of them under that procedure; or
(c) a person, including an institution, fails to perform any function entrusted to him or it under that procedure,
a party may request the Chief Justice or any person or institution designated by him to take the necessary measure, unless the
agreement on the appointment procedure provides other means for securing the appointment.
(7) A decision on a matter entrusted by sub-section (4) or sub-section (5) or sub section (6) to the Chief Justice or the person or
institution designated by him is final.
(8) The Chief Justice or the person or institution designated by him, in appointing an arbitrator, shall have due regard to
(a) any qualifications required of the arbitrator by the agreement of the parties; and
(b) other considerations as are likely to secure the appointment of an independent and impartial arbitrator.
(9) In the case of appointment of sole or third arbitrator in an international commercial arbitration, the Chief Justice of India or the
person or institution designated by him may appoint an arbitrator of a nationality other than the nationalities of the parties where the
parties belong to different nationalities.
(10) The Chief Justice may make such scheme as he may deem appropriate for dealing with matters entrusted by sub-section (4) or
sub-section (5) or sub-section (6) to him.
(11) Where more than one request has been made under sub-section (4) or sub section (5) or sub-section (6) to the Chief Justices of
different High Courts or their designates, the Chief Justice or his designate to whom the request has been first made under the relevant
sub-section shall alone be competent to decide on the request.
(12)
(a) Where the matters referred to in sub-sections (4), (5), (6), (7), (8) and (10) arise in an international commercial arbitration,
the reference to Chief Justice in those sub-sections shall be construed as a reference to the Chief Justice of India.
(b) Where the matters referred to in sub-sections (4), (5), (6), (7), (8) and (10) arise in any other arbitration, the reference to
Chief Justice in those sub-sections shall be construed as a reference to the Chief Justice of the High Court within whose local limits
the principal Civil Court referred to in clause (e) of sub-section (1) of section 2 is situate and, where the High Court itself is the Court
referred to in that clause, to the Chief Justice of that High Court.

12. Grounds for challenge.(1)

When a person is approached in connection with his possible appointment as an


arbitrator, he shall disclose in writing any circumstances likely to give rise to justifiable doubts as to his independence or impartiality.
(2) An arbitrator, from the time of his appointment and throughout the arbitral proceedings, shall, without delay, disclose to the parties
in writing any circumstances referred to in sub-section (1) unless they have already been informed of them by him.
(3) An arbitrator may be challenged only if
(a) circumstances exist that give rise to justifiable doubts as to his independence or impartiality, or
(b) he does not possess the qualifications agreed to by the parties.
(4) A party may challenge an arbitrator appointed by him, or in whose appointment he has participated, only for reasons of which he
becomes aware after the appointment has been made.

13. Challenge procedure.(1) Subject to sub-section (4), the parties are free to agree on a procedure for challenging an
arbitrator.
(2) Failing any agreement referred to in sub-section (1), a party who intends to challenge an arbitrator shall, within fifteen days after
becoming aware of the constitution of the arbitral tribunal or after becoming aware of any circumstances referred to in sub-section (3)
of section 12, send a written statement of the reasons for the challenge to the arbitral tribunal.
(3) Unless the arbitrator challenged under sub-section (2) withdraws from his office or the other party agrees to the challenge, the
arbitral tribunal shall decide on the challenge.
(4) If a challenge under any procedure agreed upon by the parties or under the procedure under sub-section (2) is not successful, the
arbitral tribunal shall continue the arbitral proceedings and make an arbitral award.
(5) Where an arbitral award is made under sub-section (4), the party challenging the arbitrator may make an application for setting
aside such an arbitral award in accordance with section 34.
(6) Where an arbitral award is set aside on an application made under sub-section (5), the court may decide as to whether the arbitrator
who is challenged is entitled to any fees.

14. Failure or impossibility to act.(l) The mandate of an arbitrator shall terminate if


(a) he becomes de jure or de facto unable to perform his functions or for other reasons fails to act without undue delay; and
(b) he withdraws from his office or the parties agree to the termination of his mandate.
(2) If a controversy remains concerning any of the grounds referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (1), a party may, unless otherwise
agreed by the parties, apply to the court to decide on the termination of the mandate.
(3) If, under this section or sub-section (3) of section 13, an arbitrator withdraws from his office or a party agrees to the termination of
the mandate of an arbitrator, it shall not imply acceptance of the validity of any ground referred to in this section or sub-section (3) of
section 12.

15. Termination of mandate and substitution of arbitrator .(1) In addition to the circumstances referred to in section
13 or section 14, the mandate of an arbitrator shall terminate
(a) where he withdraws from office for any reason; or
(b) by or pursuant to agreement of the parties.
(2) Where the mandate of an arbitrator terminates, a substitute arbitrator shall be appointed according to the rules that were applicable
to the appointment of the arbitrator being replaced.
(3) Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, where an arbitrator is replaced under sub-section (2), any hearings previously held may be
repeated at the discretion of the arbitral tribunal.
(4) Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, an order or ruling of the arbitral tribunal made prior to the replacement of an arbitrator
under this section shall not be invalid solely because there has been a change in the composition of the arbitral tribunal.

CHAPER IV
JURISDICTION OF ARBITRAL TRIBUNALS

16. Competence of arbitral tribunal to rule on its jurisdiction .( 1) The arbitral tribunal may rule on its own
jurisdiction, including ruling on any objections with respect to the existence or validity of the arbitration agreement, and for that
purpose,
(a) an arbitration clause which forms part of a contract shall be treated as an agreement independent of the other terms of the
contract; and
(b) a decision by the arbitral tribunal that the contract is null and void shall not entail ipso jure the invalidity of the arbitration
clause.
(2) A plea that the arbitral tribunal does not have jurisdiction shall be raised not later than the submission of the statement of defence;
however, a party shall not be precluded from raising such a plea merely because that he has appointed, or participated in the
appointment of, an arbitrator.
(3) A plea that the arbitral tribunal is exceeding the scope of its authority shall be raised as soon as the matter alleged to be beyond the
scope of its authority is raised during the arbitral proceedings.
(4) The arbitral tribunal may, in either of the cases referred to in sub-section (2) or sub-section (3), admit a later plea if it considers the
delay justified.
(5) The arbitral tribunal shall decide on a plea referred to in sub-section (2) or sub-section (3) and, where the arbitral tribunal takes a
decision rejecting the plea, continue with the arbitral proceedings and make an arbitral award.
(6) A party aggrieved by such an arbitral award may make an application for setting aside such an arbitral award in accordance with
section 34.

17. Interim measures ordered by arbitral tribunal.( l) Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the arbitral tribunal
may, at the request of a party, order a party to take any interim measure of protection as the arbitral tribunal may consider necessary in
respect of the subject-matter of the dispute.
(2) The arbitral tribunal may require a party to provide appropriate security in connection with a measure ordered under sub-section
(1).
CHAPTER V
CONDUCT OF ARBITRAL PROCEEDINGS

18. Equal treatment of parties . The parties shall be treated with equality and each party shall be given a full opportunity to
present his case.

19. Determination of rules of procedure .(1) The arbitral tribunal shall not be bound by the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5
of 1908) or the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (1 of 1872).
(2) Subject to this Part, the parties are free to agree on the procedure to be followed by the arbitral tribunal in conducting its
proceedings.
(3) Failing any agreement referred to in sub-section (2), the arbitral tribunal may, subject to this Part, conduct the proceedings in the
manner it considers appropriate.
(4) The power of the arbitral tribunal under sub-section (3) includes the power to determine the admissibility, relevance, materiality
and weight of any evidence.

20. Place of arbitration.( 1) The parties are free to agree on the place of arbitration.
(2) Failing any agreement referred to in sub-section (1), the place of arbitration shall be determined by the arbitral tribunal having
regard to the circumstances of the case, including the convenience of the parties.
(3) Notwithstanding sub-section (1) or sub-section (2), the arbitral tribunal may, unless otherwise agreed by the parties, meet at any
place it considers appropriate for consultation among its members, for hearing witnesses, experts or the parties, or for inspection of
documents, goods or other property.

21. Commencement of arbitral proceedings. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the arbitral proceedings in respect
of a particular dispute commence on the date on which a request for that dispute to be referred to arbitration is received by the
respondent.

22. Language. ( 1) The parties are free to agree upon the language or languages to be used in the arbitral proceedings.
(2) Failing any agreement referred to in sub-section (1), the arbitral tribunal shall determine the language or languages to be used in
the arbitral proceedings.
(3) The agreement or determination, unless otherwise specified, shall apply to any written statement by a party, any hearing and any
arbitral award, decision or other communication by the arbitral tribunal.
(4) The arbitral tribunal may order that any documentary evidence shall be accompanied by a translation into the language or
languages agreed upon by the parties or determined by the arbitral tribunal.

23. Statements of claim and defence.(1) Within the period of time agreed upon by the parties or determined by the arbitral
tribunal, the claimant shall state the facts supporting his claim, the points at issue and the relief or remedy sought, and the respondent
shall state his defence in respect of these particulars, unless the parties have otherwise agreed as to the required elements of those
statements.
(2) The parties may submit with their statements all documents they consider to be relevant or may add a reference to the documents
or other evidence they will submit.
(3) Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, either party may amend or supplement his claim or defence during the course of the arbitral
proceedings, unless the arbitral tribunal considers it inappropriate to allow the amendment or supplement having regard to the delay in
making it.

24. Hearings and written proceedings.(l) Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the arbitral tribunal shall decide whether
to hold oral hearings for the presentation of evidence or for oral argument, or whether the proceedings shall be conducted on the basis
of documents and other materials:
Provided that the arbitral tribunal shall hold oral hearings, at an appropriate stage of the proceedings, on a request by a party, unless
the parties have agreed that no oral hearing shall be held.
(2) The parties shall be given sufficient advance notice of any hearing and of any meeting of the arbitral tribunal for the purposes of
inspection of documents, goods or other property.
(3) All statements, documents or other information supplied to, or applications made to the arbitral tribunal by one party shall be
communicated to the other party, and any expert report or evidentiary document on which the arbitral tribunal may rely in making its
decision shall be communicated to the parties.

25. Default of a party.Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, where, without showing sufficient cause,.
(a) the claimant fails to communicate his statement of claim in accordance with sub-section (1) of section 23, the arbitral tribunal shall
terminate the proceedings;
(b) the respondent fails to communicate his statement of defence in accordance with sub-section (1) of section 23, the arbitral tribunal
shall continue the proceedings without treating that failure in itself as an admission of the allegations by the claimant;
(c) a party fails to appear at an oral hearing or to produce documentary evidence, the arbitral tribunal may continue the proceedings
and make the arbitral award on the evidence before it.

26. Expert appointed by arbitral tribunal.( 1) Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the arbitral tribunal may
(a) appoint one or more experts to report to it on specific issues to be determined by the arbitral tribunal, and
(b) require a party to give the expert any relevant information or to produce, or to provide access to, any relevant documents, goods or
other property for his inspection.
(2) Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, if a party so requests or if the arbitral tribunal considers it necessary, the expert shall, after
delivery of his written or oral report, participate in an oral hearing where the parties have the opportunity to put questions to him and
to present expert witnesses in order to testify on the points at issue.
(3) Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the expert shall, on the request of a party, make available to that party for examination all
documents, goods or other property in the possession of the expert with which he was provided in order to prepare his report.

27. Court assistance in taking evidence .( 1) The arbitral tribunal, or a party with the approval of the arbitral tribunal, may
apply to the court for assistance in taking evidence.
(2) The application shall specify

(a) the names and addresses of the parties and the arbitrators;
(b) the general nature of the claim and the relief sought;
(c) the evidence to be obtained, in particular,
(i) the name and address of any person to be heard as witness or expert witness and a statement of the subject-matter of the
testimony required;
(ii) the description of any document to be produced or property to be inspected.
(3) The court may, within its competence and according to its rules on taking evidence, execute the request by ordering that the
evidence be provided directly to the arbitral tribunal.
(4) The court may, while making an order under sub-section (3), issue the same processes to witnesses as it may issue in suits tried
before it.
(5) Persons failing to attend in accordance with such process, or making any other default, or refusing to give their evidence, or guilty
of any contempt to the arbitral tribunal during the conduct of arbitral proceedings, shall be subject to the like disadvantages, penalties
and punishments by order of the court on the representation of the arbitral tribunal as they would incur for the like offences in suits
tried before the court.
(6) In this section the expression Processes includes summonses and commissions for the examination of witnesses and summonses
to produce documents.
CHAPTER VI
MAKING OF ARBITRAL AWARD AND TERMINATION
OF PROCEEDINGS

28. Rules applicable to substance of dispute.(1) Where the place of arbitration is situate in India,
(a) in an arbitration other than an international commercial arbitration, the arbitral tribunal shall decide the dispute submitted to
arbitration in accordance with the substantive law for the time being in force in India;
(b) in international commercial arbitration,
(i) the arbitral tribunal shall decide the dispute in accordance with the rules of law designated by the parties as applicable to the
substance of the dispute;
(ii) any designation by the parties of the law or legal system of a given country shall be construed, unless otherwise expressed, as
directly referring to the substantive law of that country and not to its conflict of laws rules;
(iii) failing any designation of the law under clause (a) by the parties, the arbitral tribunal shall apply the rules of law it considers to be
appropriate given all the circumstances surrounding the dispute.
(2) The arbitral tribunal shall decide exaequo etbono or as amiable compositeur - only if the parties have expressly authorised it to do
so.
(3) In all cases, the arbitral tribunal shall decide in accordance with the terms of the contract and shall take into account the usages of
the trade applicable to the transaction.

29. Decision making by panel of arbitrators .( 1) Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, in arbitral proceedings with
more than one arbitrator, any decision of the arbitral tribunal shall be made by a majority of all its members.
(2) Notwithstanding sub-section (1), if authorised by the parties or all the members of the arbitral tribunal, questions of procedure may
be decided by the presiding arbitrator.

30. Settlement.(1) It is not incompatible with an arbitration agreement for an arbitral tribunal to encourage settlement of the
dispute and, with the agreement of the parties, the arbitral tribunal may use mediation, conciliation or other procedures at any time
during the arbitral proceedings to encourage settlement.
(2) If, during arbitral proceedings, the parties settle the dispute, the arbitral tribunal shall terminate the proceedings and, if requested
by the parties and not objected to by the arbitral tribunal, record the settlement in the form of an arbitral award on agreed terms.
(3) An arbitral award on agreed terms shall be made in accordance with section 31 and shall state that it is an arbitral award.
(4) An arbitral award on agreed terms shall have the same status and effect as any other arbitral award on the substance of the dispute.

31 Form and contents of arbitral award (1) An arbitral award shall be made in writing and shall be signed by the
members of the arbitral tribunal
(2) For the purposes of sub-section (1), in arbitral proceedings with more than. one arbitrator, the signatures of the majority of all the
members of the arbitral tribunal shall be sufficient so long as the reason for any omitted signature is stated.
(3) The arbitral award shall state the reasons upon which it is based, unless (a) the parties have agreed that no reasons are to be
given, or
(b) the award is an arbitral award on agreed terms under section 30.
(4) The arbitral award shall state its date and the place of arbitration as determined in accordance with section 20 and the award shall
be deemed to have been made at that place.
(5) After the arbitral award is made, a signed copy shall be delivered to each party.
(6) The arbitral tribunal may, at any time during the arbitral proceedings, make an interim arbitral award on any matter with respect to
which it may make a final arbitral award.
(7) (a) Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, where and in so far as an arbitral award is for the payment of money, the arbitral
tribunal may include in the sum for which the award is made interest, at such rate as it deems reasonable, on the whole or any part of
the money, for the whole or any part of the period between the date on which the cause of action arose and the date on which the
award is made.
(b) .A sum directed to be paid by an arbitral award shall, unless the award otherwise directs, carry interest at the rate of eighteen
percent per annum from the date of the award to the date of payment.
(8) Unless otherwise agreed by the parties,
(a) the costs of an arbitration shall be fixed by the arbitral tribunal;
(b) the arbitral tribunal shall specify
(i) the party entitled to costs,
(ii) the party who shall pay the costs,
(iii) the amount of costs or method of determining that amount, and
(iv) the manner in which the costs shall be paid.
ExplanationFor the purpose of clause (a), costs means reasonable costs relating to
(i) the fees and expenses of the arbitrators and witnesses,
(ii) legal fees and expenses,
(iii) any administration fees of the institution supervising the arbitration, and
(iv) any other expenses incurred in connection with the arbitral proceedings and the arbitral award.

32. Termination of proceedings.(1) The arbitral proceedings shall be terminated by the final arbitral award or by an order of
the arbitral tribunal under sub section (2).
(2) The arbitral tribunal shall issue an order for the termination of the arbitral proceedings where
(a) the claimant withdraws his claim, unless the respondent objects to the order and the arbitral tribunal recognises a legitimate interest
on his part in obtaining a final settlement of the dispute,
(b) the parties agree on the termination of the proceedings, or
(c) the arbitral tribunal finds that the continuation of the proceedings has for any other reason become unnecessary or impossible.
(3) Subject to section 33 and sub-section (4) of section 34, the mandate of the arbitral tribunal shall terminate with the termination of
the arbitral proceedings.

33. Correction and interpretation of award; additional award.(l) Within thirty days from the receipt of the arbitral
award, unless another period of time has been agreed upon by the parties
(a) a party, with notice to the other party, may request the arbitral tribunal to correct any computation errors, any clerical or
typographical errors orany other errors of a similar nature occurring in the award;
(b) if so agreed by the parties, a party, with notice to the other party, may request the arbitral tribunal to give an interpretation of a
specific point or part of the award.

(2) If the arbitral tribunal considers the request made under sub-section (1) to be justified, it shall make the correction or give the
interpretation within thirty days from the receipt of the request and the interpretation shall form part of the arbitral award.
(3) The arbitral tribunal may correct any error of the type referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (1), on its own initiative, within thirty
days from the date of the arbitral award.
(4) Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, a party with notice to the other party, may request, within thirty days from the receipt of
the arbitral award, the arbitral tribunal to make an additional arbitral award as to claims presented in the arbitral proceedings but
omitted from the arbitral award.
(5) If the arbitral tribunal considers the request made under sub-section (4) to be justified at shall make the additional arbitral award
with in sixty days from the receipt of such request.
(6) The arbitral tribunal may extend, if necessary, the period of time within which it shall make a correction, give an interpretation or
make an additional arbitral award under sub-section (2) or sub-section (5).
(7) Section 31 shall apply to a correction or interpretation of the arbitral award or to an additional arbitral award made under this
section.
CHAPTER VII
RECOURSE AGAINST ARBITRAL AWARD

34. Application for setting aside arbitral award.(1) Recourse to a court against an arbitral award may be made only by
an application for setting aside such award in accordance with sub-section (2) and sub-section (3).
(2) An arbitral award may be set aside by the court only if
(a) the party making the application furnishes proof that
(i) a party was under some incapacity; or
(ii) the arbitration agreement is not valid under the law to which the parties have subjected it or, failing any indication thereon, under
the law for the time being in force; or
(iii) the party making the application was not given proper notice of the appointment of an arbitrator or of the arbitral proceedings or
was otherwise unable to present his case; or
(iv) the arbitral award deals with a dispute not contemplated by or not falling within the terms of the submission to arbitration, or it
contains decisions on matters beyond the scope of the submission to arbitration:
Provided that, if the decisions on matters submitted to arbitration can be separated from those not so submitted, only that part of the
arbitral award which contains decisions on matters not submitted to arbitration may be set aside; or
(v) the composition of the arbitral tribunal or the arbitral procedure was not in accordance with the agreement of the parties, unless
such agreement was in conflict with a provision of this Part from which the parties cannot derogate, or, failing such agreement, was
not in accordance with this Part; or
(b) the court finds that
(i) the subject-matter of the dispute is not capable of settlement by arbitration under the law for the time being in force, or
(ii) the arbitral award is in conflict with the public policy of India.
Explanation.Without prejudice to the generality of sub-clause (ii), it is hereby declared, for the avoidance of any doubt, that an
award is in conflict with the public policy of India if the making of the award was induced or affected by fraud or corruption or was in
violation of section 75 or section 81.
(3) An application for setting aside may not be made after three months have elapsed from the date on which the party making that
application had received the arbitral award or, if a request had been made under section 33, from the date on which that request had
been disposed of by the arbitral tribunal:
Provided that if the court is satisfied that the applicant was prevented by sufficient cause from making the application within the said
period of three months it may entertain the application within a further period of thirty days, but not thereafter.
(4) On receipt of an application under sub - section (1), the Court may, here it is appropriate and it is so requested by a party, adjourn
the proceedings for a period of time determined by it in order to give the arbitral tribunal an opportunity to resume the arbitral
proceedings or to take such other action as in the opinion of arbitral tribunal will eliminate the grounds for setting aside the arbitral
award.

CHAPTER VIII
FINALITY AND ENFORCEMENT OF ARBITRAL AWARDS

35. Finality of arbitral awards. Subject to this Part an arbitral award shall he final and binding on the parties and persons
claiming under them respectively.

36. Enforcement. Where the time for making an application to set aside the arbitral award under section 34 has expired, or such
application having been made, it has been refused, the award shall be enforced under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908) in
the same manner as if it were a decree of the court.
CHAPTER IX
APPEALS

37. Appealable orders. ( 1) An appeal shall lie from the following orders (and from no others) to the court authorised by law
to hear appeals from original decrees of the court passing the order, namely:
(a) granting or refusing to grant any measure under section 9;
(b) setting aside or refusing to set aside an arbitral award under section 34.
(2) An appeal shall also lie to a court from an order of the arbitral tribunal
(a) accepting the plea referred to in sub-section (2) or sub-section (3) of section 16; or
(b) granting or refusing to grant an interim measure under section 17.
(3) No second appeal shall lie from an order passed in appeal under this section, but nothing in this section shall affect or take away
any right to appeal to the Supreme Court.
CHAPTER X
MISCELLANEOUS

38. Deposits. ( 1) The arbitral tribunal may fix the amount of the deposit or supplementary deposit, as the case may be, as an
advance for the costs referred to in sub-section (8) of section 31, which it expects will be incurred in respect of the claim submitted to
it:
Provided that where, apart from the claim, a counter-claim has been submitted to the arbitral tribunal, it may fix separate amount of
deposit for the claim and counter-claim.
(2) The deposit referred to in sub-section (1 ) shall be payable in equal shares by the parties:
Provided that where one party fails to pay his share of the deposit, the other party may pay that share:
Provided further that where the other party also does not pay the aforesaid share in respect of the claim or the counter-claim, the
arbitral tribunal may suspend or terminate the arbitral proceedings in respect of such claim or counter-claim, as the case may be.
(3) Upon termination of the arbitral proceedings, the arbitral tribunal shall render an accounting to the parties of the deposits received
and shall return any unexpended balance to the party or parties, as the case may be.

39. Lien on arbitral award and deposits as to costs . (l) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (2) and to any
provision to the contrary in the arbitration agreement, the arbitral tribunal shall have a lien on the arbitral award for any unpaid costs
of the arbitration.
(2) If in any case an arbitral tribunal refuses to deliver its award except on payment of the costs demanded by it, the Court may, on an
application in this behalf, order that the arbitral tribunal shall deliver the arbitral award to the applicant on payment into Court by the
applicant of the costs demanded, and shall, after such inquiry, if any, as it thinks fit, further order that out of the money so paid into
Court there shall be paid to the arbitral tribunal by way of costs such sum as the Court may consider reasonable and that the balance of
the money, if any, shall be refunded to the applicant.

(3) An application under sub-section (2) may be made by any party unless the fees demanded have been fixed by written agreement
between him and the arbitral tribunal, and the arbitral tribunal shall be entitled to appear and be heard on any such application.
(4) The Court may make such orders as it thinks fit respecting the costs of the arbitration where any question arises respecting such
costs and the arbitral award contains no sufficient provision concerning them.

40. Arbitration agreement not to be discharged by death of party thereto . (1) An arbitration agreement shall not
be discharged by the death of any party thereto either as respects the deceased or as respects any other party, but shall in such event be
enforceable by or against the legal representative of the deceased.
(2) The mandate of an arbitrator shall not be terminated by the death of any party by whom he was appointed.
(3) Nothing in this section shall affect the operation of any law by virtue of which any right of action is extinguished by the death of a
person.

41. Provisions in case of insolvency.(l) Where it is provided by a term in a contract to which an insolvent is a party that any
dispute arising thereout or in connection theiewith shall be submitted to arbitration, the said term shall, if the receiver adopts the
contract, be enforceable by or against him so far as it relates to any such dispute.
(2) Where a person who has been adjudged an insolvent had before the commencement of the insolvency proceedings, become a party
to an arbitration agreement, and any matter to which the agreement applies is required to be determined in connection with, or for the
purposes of, the insolvency proceedings, then, if the case is one to which sub-section (1) does not apply, any other party or the
receiver may apply to the judicial authority having jurisdiction in the insolvency proceedings for an order directing that the matter in
question shall be submitted to arbitration in accordance with the arbitration agreement, and the judicial authority may, if it is of
opinion that, having regard to all the circumstances of the case, the matter ought to be determined by arbitration, make an order
accordingly.
(3) In this section the expression receiver includes an Official Assignee.

42. Jurisdiction. Notwithstanding anything contained elsewhere in this Part or in any other law for the time being in force,
where with respect to an arbitration agreement any application under this Part has been made in a Court, that Court alone shall have
jurisdiction over the arbitral proceedings and all subsequent applications arising out of that agreement and the arbitral proceedings
shall be made in that court and in no other court.

43. Limitations. (l) The Limitation Act, 1963 (36 of 1963), shall, apply to arbitrations as it applies to proceedings in court.
(2) For the purposes of this section and the Limitation Act, 1963 (36 of 1963), an arbitration shall be deemed to have commenced on
the date referred in section 21.
(3) Where an arbitration agreement to submit future disputes to arbitration provides that any claim to which the agreement applies
shall be barred unless some step to commence arbitral proceedings is taken within a time fixed by the agreement, and a dispute arises
to which the agreement applies, the Court, if it is of opinion that in the circumstances of the case undue hardship would otherwise be
caused, and notwithstanding that the time so fixed has expired, may on such terms, if any, as the justice of the case may require,
extend the time for such period as it thinks proper.
(4) Where the Court orders that an arbitral award be set aside, the period between the commencement of the arbitration and the date of
the order of the Court shall be excluded in computing the time prescribed by the Limitation Act, 1963 (36 of 1963), for the
commencement of the proceedings (including arbitration) with respect to the dispute so submitted.
PART II ENFORCEMENT OF CERTAIN FOREIGN AWARDS
CHAPTER I
NEW YORK CONVENTION AWARDS

44. Definition.In this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, foreign award means an arbitral award on differences
between persons arising out of legal relationships, whether contractual or not, considered as commercial under the law in force in
India, made on or after the 11th day of October, 1960
(a) in pursuance of an agreement in writing for arbitration to which the Convention set forth in the First Schedule applies, and
(b) in one of such territories as the Central Government, being satisfied that reciprocal provisions have been made may, by notification
in the Official Gazette, declare to be territories to which the said Convention applies.

45. Power of judicial authority to refer parties to arbitration .Notwithstanding anything contained in Part I or in the
Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908), a judicial authority, when seized of an action in a matter in respect of which the parties
have made an agreement referred to in section 44, shall, at the request of one of the parties or any person claiming through or under

him, refer the parties to arbitration, unless it finds that the said agreement is null and void, inoperative or incapable of being
performed.

46. When foreign award binding.Any foreign award which would be enforceable under this Chapter shall be treated as
binding for all purposes on the persons as between whom it was made, and may accordingly be relied on by any of those persons by
way of defence, set off or otherwise in any legal proceedings in India and any references in this Chapter to enforcing a foreign award
shall be construed as including references to relying on an award.

47. Evidence.(l) The party applying for the enforcement of a foreign award shall, at the time of the application, produce before
the court
(a)

the original award or a copy thereof, duly authenticated in the manner required by the law of the country in which it was
made;

(b)

the original agreement for arbitration or a duly certified copy thereof; and

(c)

such evidence as may be necessary to prove that the award is a foreign award.

(2) If the award or agreement to be produced under sub-section (1) is in a foreign language, the party seeking to enforce the award
shall produce a translation into English certified as correct by a diplomatic or consular agent of the country to which that party belongs
or certified as correct in such other manner as may be sufficient according to the law in force in India.
Explanation In this section and all the following sections of this Chapter, Courtmeans the principal Civil Court of original
jurisdiction in a district, and includes the High Court in exercise of its ordinary original civil jurisdiction, having jurisdiction over the
subject-matter of the award if the same had been the subject-matter of a suit, but does not include any civil court of a grade inferior to
such principal Civil Court, or any Court of Small Causes.

48. Conditions for enforcement of foreign awards.(1) Enforcement of a foreign award may be refused, at the request of
the party against whom it is invoked, only if that party furnishes to the court proof that
(a)

the parties to the agreement referred to in section 44 were, under the law applicable to them, under some incapacity, or the
said agreement is not valid under the law to which the parties have subjected it or, failing any indication thereon, under the
law of the country where the award was made; or

(b)

the party against whom the award is invoked was not given proper notice of the appointment of the arbitrator or of the arbitral
proceedings or was otherwise unable to present his case; or

(c)

the award deals with a difference not contemplated by or not falling within the terms of the submission to arbitration, or it
contains decisions on matters beyond the scope of the submission to arbitration:

Provided that, if the decisions on matters submitted to arbitration can be separated from those not so submitted, that part of the award
which contains decisions on matters submitted to arbitration may be enforced; or
(d)

the composition of the arbitral authority or the arbitral procedure was not in accordance with the agreement of the parties, or,
failing such agreement was not in accordance with the law of the country where the arbitration took place; or

(e)

the award has not yet become binding on the parties, or has been set aside or suspended by a competent authority of the
country in which, or under the law of which, that award was made.

(2) Enforcement of an arbitral award may also be refused if the court finds that
(a) the subject-matter of the difference is not capable of settlement by arbitration under the law of India; or
(b) the enforcement of the award would be contrary to the public policy of India.
Explanation.Without prejudice to the generality of clause (b), it is hereby declared, for the avoidance of any doubt, that an award is
in conflict with the public policy of India if the making of the award was induced or affected by fraud or corruption.
(3) If an application for the setting aside or suspension of the award has been made to a competent authority referred to in clause (e) of
sub-section (1) the court may, if it considers it proper, adjourn the decision on the enforcement of the award and may also, on the
application of the party claiming enforcement of the award, order the other party to give suitable security.

49. Enforcement of foreign awards. Where the court is satisfied that the foreign award is enforceable under this Chapter,
the award shall be deemed to be a decree of that court.

50. Appealable orders.(l) An appeal shall lie from the order refusing to
(a) refer the parties to arbitration under section 45;
(b) enforce a foreign award under section 48,
to the court authorised by law to hear appeals from such order.

(2) No second appeal shall lie from an order passed in appeal under this section, but nothing in this section shall affect or take away
any right to appeal to the Supreme Court.

51. Saving.Nothing in this Chapter shall prejudice any rights which any person would have had of enforcing in India of any
award or of availing himself in India of any award if this Chapter had not been enacted.

52. Chapter II not to apply.Chapter II of this Part shall not apply in relation to foreign awards to which this Chapter applies.
CHAPTER II
GENEVA CONVENTION AWARDS

53. Interpretation.In this Chapter foreign award means an arbitral award on differences relating to matters considered as
commercial under the law in force in India made after the 28th day of July, 1924,
(a) in pursuance of an agreement for arbitration to which the Protocol set forth in the Second Schedule applies, and
(b) between persons of whom one is subject to the jurisdiction of some one of such Powers as the Central Government, being satisfied
that reciprocal provisions have been made, may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare to be parties to the Convention set
forth in the Third Schedule, and of whom the other is subject to the jurisdiction of some other of the Powers aforesaid, and
(c) in one of such territories as the Central Government, being satisfied that reciprocal provisions have been made, may, by like
notification, declare to be territories to which the said Convention applies,
and for the purposes of this Chapter an award shall not be deemed to be final if any proceedings for the purpose of contesting the
validity of the award are pending in the country in which it was made.

54. Power of judicial authority to refer parties to arbitration .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.

55. Foreign awards when binding.Any foreign award which would be enforceable under this Chapter shall be treated as
binding for all purposes on the persons as between whom it was made, and may accordingly be relied on by any of those persons by
way of defence, set off or otherwise in any legal proceedings in India and any references in this Chapter to enforcing a foreign award
shall be construed as including references to relying on an award.

56. Evidence.(1) The party applying for the enforcement of a foreign award shall, at the time of application, produce before the
Court
(a) the original award or a copy thereof duly authenticated in the manner required by the law of the country in which it was made;
(b) evidence proving that the award has become final; and
(c) such evidence as may be necessary to prove that the conditions mentioned in clauses (a) and (c) of sub-section (1) of section 57 are
satisfied.
(2) Where any document requiring to be produced under sub-section (1) is in a foreign language, the party seeking to enforce the
award shall produce a translation into English certified as correct by a diplomatic or consular agent of the country to which that party
belongs or certified as correct in such other manner as may be sufficient according to the law in force in India.
Explanation.In this section and all the following sections of this Chapter, Court means the principal Civil Court of original
jurisdiction in a district, and includes the High Court in exercise of its ordinary original civil jurisdiction, having jurisdiction over the
subject-matter of the award if the same had been the subject-matter of a suit, but does not include any civil court of a grade inferior to
such principal Civil Court, or any Court of Small Causes.

57. Conditions for enforcement of foreign awards .(1) In order that a foreign award may be enforceable under this
Chapter, it shall be necessary that
(a) the award has been made in pursuance of a submission to arbitration which is valid under the law applicable thereto;
(b) the subject-matter of the award is capable of settlement by arbitration under the law of India;
(c) the award has been made by the arbitral tribunal provided for in the submission to arbitration or constituted in the manner agreed
upon by the parties and in conformity with the law governing the arbitration procedure;
(d) the award has become final in the country in which it has been made, in the sense that it will not be considered as such if it is open
to opposition or appeal or if it is proved that any proceedings for the purpose of contesting the validity of the award are pending;

(e) the enforcement of the award is not contrary to the public policy or the law of India.
Explanation.Without prejudice to the generality of clause (e), it is hereby declared, for the avoidance of any doubt, that an award is
in conflict with the public policy of India if the making of the award was induced or affected by fraud or corruption.
(2) Even if the conditions laid down in sub-section (1) are fulfilled, enforcement of the award shall be refused if the court is satisfied
that
(a) the award has been annulled in the country in which it was made;
(b) the party against whom it is sought to use the award was not given notice of the arbitration proceedings in sufficient time to enable
him to present his case; or that, being under a legal incapacity, he was not properly represented;
(c) the award does not deal with the differences contemplated by or falling within the terms of the submission to arbitration or that it
contains decisions on matters beyond the scope of the submission to arbitration:
Provided that if the award has not covered all the differences submitted to the arbitral tribunal, the Court may, if it thinks fit, postpone
such enforcement or grant it subject to such guarantee as the court may decide.
(3) If the party against whom the award has been made proves that under the law governing the arbitration procedure there is aground,
other than the grounds referred to in clauses (a) and (c) of sub-section (1) and clauses (b) and (c) of sub-section (2) entitling him to
contest the validity of the award, the Court may, if it thinks fit, either refuse enforcement of the award or adjourn the consideration
thereof, giving such party a reasonable time within which to have the award annulled by the competent tribunal.

58. Enforcement of foreign awards.Where the Court is satisfied that the foreign award is enforceable under this Chapter,
the award shall be deemed to be a decree of the court.

59. Appealable orders. (l) An appeal shall lie from the order refusing
(a) to refer the parties to arbitration under section 54; and
(b) to enforce a foreign award under section 57,
to the court authorised by law to hear appeals from such order.
(2) No second appeal shall lie from an order passed in appeal under this section, but nothing in this section shall affect or take away
any right to appeal to the Supreme Court.

60. Saving.Nothing in this Chapter shall prejudice any rights which any person would have had of enforcing in India of any
award or of availing himself in India of any award if this Chapter had not been enacted.
PART III
CONCILIATION

61. Application and scope. (1) Save as otherwise provided by any law for the time being in force and unless the parties have
otherwise agreed, this Part shall apply to conciliation of disputes arising out of legal relationship, whether contractual or not and to all
proceedings relating thereto.
(2) This Part shall not apply where by virtue of any law for the time being in force certain disputes may not be submitted to
conciliation.

62. Commencement of conciliation proceedings.(l) The party initiating conciliation shall send to the other party a
written invitation to conciliate under this Part, briefly identifying the subject of the dispute.
(2) Conciliation proceedings shall commence when the other party accepts in writing the invitation to conciliate.
(3) If the other party rejects the invitation, there will be no conciliation proceedings.
(4) If the party initiating conciliation does not receive a reply within thirty days from the date on which he sends the invitation, or
within such other period of time as specified in the invitation, he may elect to treat this as a rejection of the invitation to conciliate and
if he so elects, he shall inform in writing the other party accordingly.

63. Number of conciliators. (l) There shall be one conciliator unless the parties agree that there shall be two or three
conciliators.
(2) Where there is more than one conciliator, they ought, as a general rule, to act jointly.

64. Appointment of conciliators. (1) Subject to sub-section (2),


(a) in conciliation proceedings with one conciliator, the parties may agree on the name of a sole conciliator;

(b) in conciliation proceedings with two conciliators, each party may appoint one conciliator;
(c) in conciliation proceedings with three conciliators, each party may appoint one conciliator and the parties may agree on the name
of the third conciliator who shall act as the presiding conciliator.
(2) Parties may enlist the assistance of a suitable institution or person in connection with the appointment of conciliators, and in
particular,
(a) a party may request such an institution or person to recommend the names of suitable individuals to act as conciliator; or
(b) the parties may agree that the appointment of one or more conciliators be made directly by such an institution or person:
Provided that in recommending or appointing individuals to act as conciliator, the institution or person shall have regard to such
considerations as are likely to secure the appointment of an independent and impartial conciliator and, with respect to sole or third
conciliator, shall take into account the advisability of appointing a conciliator of a nationality other than the nationalities of the parties.

65. Submission of statements to conciliator. (l) The conciliator, upon his appointment, may request each party to submit
to him a brief written statement describing the general nature of the dispute and the points at issue. Each party shall send a copy of
such statement to the other party.
(2) The conciliator may request each party to submit to him a further written statement of his position and the facts and grounds in
support thereof, supplemented by any documents and other evidence that such party deems appropriate. The party shall send a copy of
such statement, documents and other evidence to the other party.
(3) At any stage of the conciliation proceedings, the conciliator may request a party to submit to him such additional information as he
deems appropriate.
Explanation. In this section and all the following sections of this Part, the term conciliator applies to a sole conciliator, two or
three conciliators as the case may be.

66. Conciliator not bound by certain enactments . The conciliator is not bound by the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5
of 1908) or the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (1 of 1872).

67. Role of conciliator. (1) The conciliator shall assist the parties in an independent and impartial manner in their attempt to
reach an amicable settlement of their dispute.
(2) The conciliator shall be guided by principles of objectivity, fairness and justice, giving consideration to, among other things, the
rights and obligations of the parties, the usages of the trade concerned and the circumstances surrounding the dispute, including any
previous business practices between the parties.
(3) The conciliator may conduct the conciliation proceedings in such a manner as he considers appropriate, taking into account the
circumstances of the case, the wishes the parties may express, including any request by a party that the conciliator hear oral
statements, and the need for a speedy settlement of the dispute.
(4) The conciliator may, at any stage of the conciliation proceedings, make proposals for a settlement of the dispute. Such proposals
need not be in writing and need not be accompanied by a statement of the reasons therefore.

68. Administrative assistance.In order to facilitate the conduct of the conciliation proceedings, the parties, or the conciliator
with the consent of the parties, may arrange for administrative assistance by a suitable institution or person.

69. Communication between conciliator and parties. (1) The conciliator may invite the parties to meet him or may
communicate with them orally or in writing. He may meet or communicate with the parties together or with each of them separately.
(2) Unless the parties have agreed upon the place where meetings with the conciliator are to be held, such place shall be determined by
the conciliator, after consultation with the parties, having regard to the circumstances of the conciliation proceedings.

70. Disclosure of information. When the conciliator receives factual information concerning the dispute from a party, he
shall disclose the substance of that information to the other party in order that the other party may have the opportunity to present any
explanation which he considers appropriate:
Provided that when a party gives any information to the conciliator subject to a specific condition that it be kept confidential, the
conciliator shall not disclose that information to the other party.

71. Co-operation of parties with conciliator. The parties shall in good faith co-operate with the conciliator and, in
particular, shall endeavour to comply with requests by the conciliator to submit written materials, provide evidence and attend
meetings.

72. Suggestions by parties for settlement of dispute . Each party may, on his own initiative or at the invitation of the
conciliator, submit to the conciliator suggestions for the settlement of the dispute.

73. Settlement agreement. (1) When it appears to the conciliator that there exist elements of a settlement which may be
acceptable to the parties, he shall formulate the terms of a possible settlement and submit them to the parties for their observations.
After receiving the observations of the parties, the conciliator may reformulate the terms of a possible settlement in the light of such
observations.
(2) If the parties reach agreement on a settlement of the dispute, they may draw up and sign a written settlement agreement. If
requested by the parties, the conciliator may draw up, or assist the parties in drawing up, the settlement agreement.
(3) When the parties sign the settlement agreement, it shall be final and binding on the parties and persons claiming under them
respectively.
(4) The conciliator shall authenticate the settlement agreement and furnish a copy thereof to each of the parties.

74. Status and effect of settlement agreement.The settlement agreement shall have the same status and effect as if it is
an arbitral award on agreed terms on the substance of the dispute rendered by an arbitral tribunal under section 30.

75. Confidentiality.Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, the conciliator and the
parties shall keep confidential all matters relating to the conciliation proceedings. Confidentiality shall extend also to the settlement
agreement, except where its disclosure is necessary for purposes of implementation and enforcement.

76. Termination of conciliation proceedings.The conciliation proceedings shall be terminated


(a) by the signing of the settlement agreement by the parties on the date of the agreement; or
(b) by a written declaration of the conciliator, after consultation with the parties, to the effect that further efforts at conciliation are no
longer justified, on the date of the declaration; or
(c) by a written declaration of the parties addressed to the conciliator to the effect that the conciliation proceedings are terminated, on
the date of the declaration; or
(d) by a written declaration of a party to the other party and the conciliator, if appointed, to the effect that the conciliation proceedings
are terminated, on the date of the declaration.

77. Resort to arbitral or judicial proceedings.The parties shall not initiate, during the conciliation proceedings, any
arbitral or judicial proceedings in respect of a dispute that is the subject-matter of the conciliation proceedings except that a party may
initiate arbitral or judicial proceedings where, in his opinion, such proceedings are necessary for preserving his rights.

78. Costs. (l) Upon termination of the conciliation proceedings, the conciliator shall fix the costs of the conciliation and give
written notice thereof to the parties.
(2) For the purpose of sub-section (1), costs means reasonable costs relating to(a) the fee and expenses of the conciliator and witnesses requested by the conciliator with the consent of the parties;
(b) any expert advice requested by the conciliator with the consent of the parties;
(c) any assistance provided pursuant to clause (b) of sub-section (2) of section 64 and section 68;
(d) any other expenses incurred in connection with the conciliation proceedings and the settlement agreement.
(3) The costs shall be borne equally by the parties unless the settlement agreement provides for a different apportionment. All other
expenses incurred by a party shall be borne by that party.

79. Deposits. (1) The conciliator may direct each party to deposit an equal amount as an advance for the costs referred to in subsection (2) of section 78 which he expects will be incurred.
(2) During the course of the conciliation proceedings, the conciliator may direct supplementary deposits in an equal amount from each
party.
(3) If the required deposits under sub-sections (1) and (2) are not paid in full by both parties within thirty days, the conciliator may
suspend the proceedings or may make a written declaration of termination of the proceedings to the parties, effective on the date of
that declaration.
(4) Upon termination of the conciliation proceedings, the conciliator shall render an accounting to the parties of the deposits received
and shall return any unexpended balance to the parties.

80. Role of conciliator in other proceedings.-- Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, (a) the conciliator shall not act as an arbitrator or as a representative or counsel of a party in any arbitral or judicial proceeding in
respect of a dispute that is the subject of the conciliation proceedings;
(b) the conciliator shall not be presented by the parties as a witness in any arbitral judicial proceedings.

81. Admissibility of evidence in other proceedings.-- The party shall not rely on or introduce as evidence in arbitral
judicial proceedings, whether or not such proceedings relate to the dispute that is the subject of the conciliation proceedings, -(a) views expressed or suggestions made by the other party in respect of a possible settlement of the dispute;
(b) admissions made by the other party in the course of the conciliation proceedings;
(c) proposals made by the conciliator;
(d) the fact that the other party had indicated his willingness to accept a proposal for settlement made by the conciliator.
PART IV
SUPPLIMENTARY PROVISIONS

82. Power of High Court to make rules.-- The High Court may make rules consistent with this Act as to all proceedings
before the Court under this Act.

83. Removal of difficulties.-- (1) If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the Central Government
may, by order published in the Official Gazette, make such provisions, not in consistent with the provisions of this Act as appear to it
to be necessary or expended for removing the difficulty:
Provided that no such order shall be made after the expiry of a period of two years from the date of commencement of this Act.
(2) Every order made under this section shall, as soon as may be after it is made, be laid before each House of Parliament.

84. Power to make rules. -- (1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette make rules for caring out
the provisions of this Act.
(2) Every rule made by the Central Government under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of
Parliament while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive
sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree
in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only
in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without
prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule.

85. Repeal and saving.( 1) The Arbitration (Protocol and Convention) Act, 1937 (6 of 1937), the Arbitration Act, 1940 (10 of
1940) and the Foreign Awards (Recognition and Enforcement) Act, 1961 (45 of 1961) are hereby repealed.
(2) Notwithstanding such repeal,
(a) the provisions of the said enactments shall apply in relation to arbitral proceedings which commenced before this Act came into
force unless otherwise agreed by the parties but this Act shall apply in relation to arbitral proceedings which commenced on or after
this Act comes into force;
(b) all rules made and notifications published, under the said enactments shall, to the extent to which they are not repugnant to this
Act, be deemed respectively to have been made or issued under this Act.

86. Repeal of Ordinance 27 of 1996 and Saving . (1) The Arbitration and Conciliation (Third) Ordinance, 1996 (Ord. 27
of 1996) is hereby repealed.
(2) Notwithstanding such repeal, any order, rule, notification or scheme made or anything done or any action taken is pursuance of any
provision of the said Ordinance shall be deemed to have been made, done or taken under the corresponding provisions of this Act.

THE FIRST SCHEDULE


(See section 44)
CONVENTION ON THE RECOGNITION AND
ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN ARBITRAL AWARDS
ARTICLE 1
1. This Convention shall apply to the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards made in the territory of a State other than the
State where the recognition and enforcement of such awards are sought, and arising out of differences between persons, whether
physical or legal. It shall also apply to arbitral awards not considered as domestic awards in the State where their recognition and
enforcement are sought.
2. The term arbitral-awards shall include not only awards made by arbitrators appointed for each case but also those made by
permanent arbitral bodies to which the parties have submitted.
3. When signing, ratifying or acceding to this Convention, or notifving extension under article X hereof, any State may on the basis of
reciprocity declare that it will apply the Convention to the recognition and enforcement of awards made only in the territory of another
Contracting State. It may also declare that it will apply the Convention only to differences arising out of legal relationships, whether
contractual or not, which are considered as commercial under the national law of the State making such declaration.
ARTICLE II
1. Each Contracting State shall recognise an agreement in writing under which the parties undertake to submit to arbitration all or any
differences which have arisen or which may arise between them in respect of defined legal relationship, whether contractual or not,
concerning a subject-matter capable of settlement by arbitration.
2. The term agreement in writing shall include an arbitral clause in a contract or an arbitration agreement, signed by the parties or
contained in an exchange of letters or telegrams.
3. The court of a Contracting State, when seized of an action in a matter in respect of which the parties have made an agreement
within the meaning of this article, shall, at the request of one of the parties, refer the parties to arbitration, unless it finds that the said
agreement is null and void, inoperative and incapable of being performed.
ARTICLE III
Each Contracting State shall recognize arbitral awards as binding and enforce them in accordance with the rules or procedure of the
territory where the award is relied upon, under the conditions laid down in the following articles. These shall not be imposed
substantially more onerous conditions or higher fees or charges on the recognition or enforcement of arbitral awards to which this
Convention applies than are imposed on the recognition or enforcement of domestic arbitral awards.
ARTICLE IV
1. To obtain the recognition and enforcement mentioned in the preceding article, the party applying for recognition and enforcement
shall, at the time of the application, supply:
(a) the duly authenticated original award or a duly certified copy thereof;
(b) the original agreement referred to in article II or a duly certified copy thereof.
2. If the said award or agreement is not made in an official language of the Country in which the award is relied upon, the party
applying for recognition and enforcement of the award shall produce a translation of these documents into such language. The
translation shall be certified by an official or sworn translator or by a diplomatic or consular agent.
ARTICLE V
1. Recognition and enforcement of the award may be refused, at the request of the party against whom it is invoked, only if that party
furnishes to the competent authority where the recognition and enforcement is sought, proof that

(a) the parties to the agreement referred to in article II were, under the law applicable to them, under some incapacity, or the said
agreement is not valid under the law to which the parties have subjected it or, failing any indication thereon, under the law of the
country where the award was made; or
(b) the party against whom the award is invoked was not given proper notice of the appointment of the arbitrator or of the arbitration
proceedings or was otherwise unable to present his case; or
(c) the award deals with a difference not contemplated by or not falling within the terms of the submission to arbitration, or it contains
decisions on matters beyond the scope of the submission to arbitration; provided that, if the decisions on matters submitted to
arbitration can be separated from those not so submitted, that part of the award which contains decisions on matters submitted to
arbitration may be recognised and enforced; or
(d) the composition of the arbitral authority or the arbitral procedure was not in accordance with the agreement of the parties, or,
failing such agreement, was not in accordance with the law of the country where the arbitration took place; or
(e) the award has not yet become binding on the parties, or has been set aside or suspended by a competent authority of the country in
which, or under the law of which, that award was made.
2. Recognition and enforcement of an arbitral award may also be refused if the competent authority in the country where recognition
and enforcement is sought finds that
(a) the subject-matter of the difference is not capable of settlement by arbitration under the law of that country; or
(b) the recognition or enforcement of the award would be contrary to the public policy of that country.
ARTICLE VI
If an application for the setting aside or suspension of the award has been made to a competent authority referred to in article V(1 )(e),
the authority before which the award is sought to be relied upon may, if it considers it proper, adjourn the decision on the enforcement
of the award and may also, on the application of the party claiming enforcement of the award, order the other party to give suitable
security.
ARTICLE VII
1. The provisions of the present Convention shall not affect the validity of multilateral or bilateral agreements concerning the
recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards entered into by the Contracting States nor deprive any interested party of any right he
may have to avail himself of an arbitral award in the manner and to the extent allowed by the law or the treaties of the country where
such award is sought to be relied upon.
2. The Geneva Protocol on Arbitration Clauses of 1923 and the Geneva Convention on the Execution of Foreign Arbitral Awards of
1927 shall cease to have effect between Contracting States on their becoming bound and to the extent that they become bound by this
Convention.
ARTICLE VIII
1. This Convention shall be open until 31st December, 1958 for signature on behalf of any Member of the United Nations and also on
behalf of any other State which is or hereafter becomes member of any specialised agency of the United Nations, or which is or
hereafter becomes a party to the Statute of the International Court of Justice, or any other State to which an invitation has been
addressed by the General Assembly of the United Nations.
2. This Convention shall be ratified and the instrument of ratification shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United
Nations.
ARTICLE IX
1. This Convention shall be open for accession to all States referred to in article VIII.
2. Accession shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument of accession with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

ARTICLE X
1. Any State may, at the time of signature, ratification or accession, declare that this Convention shall extend to all or any of the
territories for the international relations of which it is responsible. Such a declaration shall take effect when the Convention enters into
force for the State concerned.
2. At any time thereafter any such extension shall be made by notification addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations
and shall take effect as from the ninetieth day after the day of receipt by the Secretary-General of the United Nations of this
notification, or as from the date of entry into force of the Convention for the State concerned, whichever is the later.
3. With respect to those territories to which this Convention is not extended at the time of signature, ratification or accession, each
State concerned shall consider the possibility of taking the necessary steps in order to extend the application of this Convention to
such territories, subject, where necessary for constitutional reasons, to the consent of the Governments of such territories.
ARTICLE XI
In the case of a federal or non-unitary State, the following provisions shall apply:
(a) with respect of those articles of this Convention that come within the legislative jurisdiction of the federal authority, the obligations
of the federal Government shall to this extent be the same as those of Contracting States which are not federal States;
(b) with respect to those articles of this Convention that come within the legislative jurisdiction of constituent States or provinces
which are not, under the constitutional system of the federation, bound to take legislative action, the federal Government shall bring
such articles with a favourable recommendation to the notice of the appropriate authorities of constituent States or provinces at the
earliest possible moment;
(c) a federal State party to this Convention shall, at the request of any other Contracting State transmitted through the SecretaryGeneral of the United Nations, supply a statement of the law and practice of the federation and its constituent units in regard to any
particular provision of this Convention, showing the extent to which effect has been given to that provision by legislative or other
action.
ARTICLE XII
1. This Convention shall come into force on the ninetieth day following the date of deposit of the third instrument of ratification or
accession.
2. For each State ratifying or acceding to this Convention after the deposit of the third instrument of ratification or accession, this
Convention shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after deposit by such State of its instrument of ratification or accession.
ARTICLE XIII
1. Any Contracting State may denounce this Convention by a written notification to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Denunciation shall take effect one year after the date of receipt of the notification by the Secretary-General.
2. Any State which has made a declaration or notification under article X may, at any time thereafter, by notification to the SecretaryGeneral of the United Nations, declare that this Convention shall cease to extend to the territory concerned one year after the date of
the receipt of the notification by the Secretary-General.
3. This Convention shall continue to be applicable to arbitral awards in respect of which recognition or enforcement proceedings have
been instituted before the denunciation takes effect.
ARTICLE XIV
A Contracting State shall not be entitled to avail itself of the present Convention against other Contracting States except to the extent
that it is itself bound to apply the Convention.

ARTICLE XV
The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall notify the States contemplated in article VIII of the following:
(a) signatures and ratifications in accordance with article VIII;
(b) accessions in accordance with article IX;
(c) declarations and notifications under articles I, X and XI;
(d) the date upon which this Convention enters into force in accordance with article XII;
(e) denunciations and notifications in accordance with article XIII.
ARTICLE XVI
1. This Convention, of which the Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish texts shall be equally authentic, shall be deposited in
the archives of the United Nations.
2. The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall transmit a certified copy of this Convention to the States contemplated in article
XIII.
THE SECOND SCHEDULE
(See section 53)
PROTOCOL ON ARBITRATION CLAUSES
The undersigned, being duly authorised, declare that they accept, on behalf of the countries which they represent, the following
provisions:
1.

Each of the Contracting States recognises the validity of an agreement whether relating to existing or future differences
between parties subject respectively to the jurisdiction of different Contracting States by which the parties to a contract agree
to submit to arbitration all or any differences that may arise in connection with such contract relating to commercial matters
or to any other matter capable of settlement by arbitration, whether or not the arbitration is to take place in a country to whose
jurisdiction none of the parties is subject.
Each Contracting State reserves the right to limit the obligation mentioned above to contracts which are considered as
commercial under its national law. Any Contracting State which avails itself of this right will notify the Secretary-General of
the League of Nations in order that the other Contracting States may be so informed.

2.

The arbitral procedure, including the constitution of the Arbitral Tribunal, shall be governed by the will of the parties and by
the law of the country in whose territory the arbitration takes place.
The Contracting States agree to facilitate all steps in the procedure which require to be taken in their own territories, in
accordance with the provisions of their law governing arbitral procedure applicable to existing differences.

3.

Each Contracting State undertakes to ensure the execution by its authorities and in accordance with the provisions of its
national laws of arbitral awards made in its own territory under the preceding articles.

4.

The Tribunals of the Contracting Parties, on being seized of a dispute regarding a contract made between persons to whom
Article I applies and including an Arbitration Agreement whether referring to present or future differences which is valid in
virtue of the said article and capable of being carried into effect, shall refer the parties on the application of either of them to
the decision of the Arbitrators.
Such reference shall not prejudice the competence of the judicial tribunals in case the agreement or the arbitration cannot
proceed or becomes inoperative.

5.

The present Protocol, which shall remain open for signature by all States, shall be ratified. The ratification shall be deposited
as soon as possible with the Secretary-General of the League of Nations, who shall notify such deposit to all the Signatory
States.

6.

The present Protocol will come into force as soon as two ratifications have been deposited. Thereafter it will take effect, in
the case of each Contracting State, one month after the notification by the Secretary- General of the deposit of its ratification.

7.

The present Protocol may be denounced by any Contracting State on giving one years notice. Denunciation shall be effected
by a notification addressed to the Secretary-General of the League, who will immediately transmit copies of such notification

to all the other Signatory States and inform them of the date on which it was received. The denunciation shall take effect one
year after the date on which it was notified to the Secretary-General, and shall operate only in respect of the notifying State.
8.

The Contracting States may declare that their acceptance of the present Protocol does not include any or all of the undermentioned territories: that is to say, their colonies, overseas possessions or territories, protectorates or the territories over
which they exercise a mandate.
The said States may subsequently adhere separately on behalf of any territory thus excluded. The Secretary-General of the
League of Nations shall be informed as soon as possible of such adhesions. He shall notify such adhesions to all Signatory
States. They will take effect one month after the notification by the Secretary-General to all Signatory States.
The Contracting States may also denounce the Protocol separately on behalf of any of the territories referred to above. Article
7 applies to such denunciation.
THE THIRD SCHEDULE
(See section 53)
CONVENTION ON THE EXECUTION OF
FOREIGN ARBITRAL AWARDS

Article I.(l) In the territories of any High Contracting Party to which the present Convention applies, an arbitral award made in
pursuance of an agreement, whether relating to existing or future differences (hereinafter called a submission to arbitration) covered
by the Protocol on Arbitration Clauses opened at Geneva on September 24th, 1923, shall be recognised as binding and shall be
enforced in accordance with the rules of the procedure of the territory where the award is relied upon, provided that the said award has
been made in a territory of one of the High Contracting Parties to which the present Convention applies and between persons who are
subject to the jurisdiction of one of the High Contracting Parties.
(2) To obtain such recognition or enforcement, it shall, further, be necessary:
(a) that the award has been made in pursuance of a submission to arbitration which is valid under the law applicable thereto;
(b) that the subject-matter of the award is capable of settlement by arbitration under the law of the country in which the award
is sought to be relied upon;
(c) that the award has been made by the Arbitral Tribunal provided for in the submission to arbitration or constituted in the
manner agreed upon by the parties and in conformity with the law governing the arbitration procedure;
(d) that the award has become final in the country in which it has been made, in the sense that it will not be considered as
such if it is open to opposition, appeal or pourvoi en cassation (in the countries where such forms of procedure exist) or if it
is proved that any proceedings for the purpose of contesting the validity of the award are pending;
(e) that the recognition or enforcement of the award is not contrary to the public policy or to the principles of the law of the
country in which it is sought to be relied upon.
Article 2.Even if the conditions laid down in Article I hereof are fulfilled, recognition and enforcement of the award shall be refused
if the court is satisfied:
(a) that the award has been annulled in the country in which it was made;
(b) that the party against whom it is sought to use the award was not given notice of the arbitration proceedings in sufficient
time to enable him to present his case; or that, being under a legal incapacity, he was not properly represented;
(c) that the award does not deal with the differences contemplated by or failing within the terms of the submissions to
arbitration or that it contains decisions on matters beyond the scope of the submission to arbitration.
If the award has not covered all the questions submitted to the arbitral tribunal, the competent authority of the country where
recognisation or enforcement of the award is sought can, if it thinks fit, postpone such recognisation or enforcement or grant it subject
to such guarantee as that authority may decide.
Article 3. If the party against whom the award has been made proves that, under the law governing the arbitration procedure, there is
a ground, other than the grounds referred to in Article 1 (a )and (c) and Article 2 (b) and (c), entitling him to contest the validity of the
award in a Court of Law, the Court may, if it thinks fit, either refused recognisation or enforcement of the award or adjourned the
consideration thereof, giving such party are reasonable time within which to have the award annulled by the competent tribunal.
Article 4 .- The party relying upon the an award or claimant its enforcement must supply, in particular:-

it

(1) the original award or a copy thereof duly authenticated, according to the requirements of the law of the country in which
was made;
(2) documentary or other evidence to prove that the award has become final in the sense define in the article 1 (b), in the
country in which it was made;
(3) when necessary, documentary or other evidence to prove that the conditions laid in Article 1, paragraph (1) and paragraph
(2) (a) and (c), have been fulfilled.

A translation of the award and of the other document mentioned in this article into the official language of the country where the
award is sought to be relieved upon may be demanded. Such translation must be satisfied corrected by a diplomatic or counselor or
agent of the country to which the party who seeks to rely upon the award belongs or by a sworn translator of the country where the
award is sought to be relied upon.
Article 5.The provision of the above Articles shall not deprived any interested party of the right of availing himself of an arbitral
award in the manner to the extent allowed by the law or the treaties of the country where such award is sought to be rely upon.
Article 6.The present Convention applies only to arbitral award made after the coming into force of the Protocol on Arbitration
Clauses opened at Geneva on September 24th, 1923.
Article 7.The present Convention, which will remain open to the signature of all the signatory of the Protocol of 1923 on Arbitration
Clauses, shall be ratified.
It may be ratified only on behalf of those members of the League of Nations and Non-Members States on whose behalf the Protocol
of 1923 shall have been ratified.
Ratification shall be deposited as soon as possible with the Secretary-General of the League of Nations, who will notify such deposit
to all the signatories.
Article 8.The present Convention shall come into force three months after it shall have been ratified on behalf of two High
Contracting Parties. Thereafter, it shall take effect, in the case of each High Contracting Party, three months after the deposit of the
ratification on its behalf with the Secretary-General of the League of Nations.
Article 9.The present Convention may be denounced on behalf of any Member of the League or Non-Member State. Denunciation
shall be notified in writing to the Secretary-General of the League of Nations, who will immediately send a copy thereof, certified to
be in conformity with the notifications, to all the other Contracting Parties, at the same time informing them of the date on which he
received it.
The denunciation shall come into force only in respect of the High Contracting Party which shall have notified it and one
year after such notification shall have reached the Secretary-General of the League of Nations.
The denunciation of the Protocol on Arbitration Clauses shall entail, ipso facto, the denunciation of the present Convention.
Article 10. -The present Convention does not apply to the colonies, protectorates or territories under suzerainty or mandate of any
High Contracting Party unless they are specially mentioned.
The application of this Convention to one or more of such colonies, protectorates or territories to which the Protocol on
Arbitration Clauses opened at Geneva on September 24th, 1923, applies, can be effected at any time by means of a declaration
addressed to the Secretary-General of the League of Nations by one of the High Contracting Parties.
Such declaration shall take effect three months after the deposit thereof.
The High Contracting Parties can at any time denounce the Convention for all or any of the Colonies, Protectorates or
territories referred to above. Article 9 hereof applied to such denunciation.
Article 11.A certified copy of the present Convention shall be transmitted by the Secretary-General of the League of Nations to
every Member of the League of Nations and to every Non-Member State which signs the same.

2. The ICADR Arbitration Rules 1996 (including provisions for Fast Tract Arbitration)
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title and scope.-(1) The rules may be called the ICADR Arbitration Rules, 1996.
(2) These rules shall apply where the parties have agreed in writing, that (a) a dispute which has arisen, or
(b) a dispute which may arise,
between them in respect of a defined legal relationship, whether contractual or not, shall be settled under the ICADR
Arbitration Rules, 1996.
2. Definitions.-In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, (a) "arbitral award" includes an interim award;
(b) "arbitral tribunal" means a sole arbitrator or a panel of arbitrators;
(c) "Arbitration Rules" or "rules" means the ICADR Arbitration Rules, 1996;
(d) "arbitrator" means a person appointed as arbitrator and includes a presiding arbitrator;
(e) "Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the ICADR;
(f) "fast track arbitration" means arbitration in accordance with rule 38;
(g) "Governing Council" means the Governing Council of the ICADR;
(h) "ICADR" means the International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution, New Delhi or, as the case may be,

any of its Regional Offices;


(i) "international commercial arbitration" means an arbitration relating to disputes arising out of legal relationships,
whether contractual or not, considered as commercial under the law in force in India and where at least one of
the parties is(1) an individual which is a national of, or habitually resident in, any country other than India; or
(2) a body corporate which is incorporated in any country other than India; or
(3) a company or an association or a body of individuals whose central management and control is exercised
in any country other than India; or
(4) the Government of a foreign country;
(j) "panel of arbitrators" means the panel of persons approved by the Governing Council to act as arbitrators;
(k) "party" means a party to an arbitration agreement;
(I) "Schedule" means a Schedule to these rules;
(m) "Secretary-General" means the Secretary-General of the ICADR.

PART I
ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS IN THE ICADR
3. Notice of request for arbitration.-(1) The claimant initiating the arbitration shall give a notice of request for
arbitration to the respondent and to the ICADR.
(2) The arbitral proceedings commence on the date on which the notice of request for arbitration is received by the
respondent.
(3) A notice of request for arbitration shall include the following ;
(a) a request that the dispute be referred to arbitration;

(b) the names and addresses of the parties to the dispute;


(c) a reference to the contract out of or in relation to which the dispute has arisen;
(d) a reference to the arbitration clause or arbitration agreement relied upon;
(e) the general nature of the claim and where the claim is or can be quantified in terms of money, the amount of the
claim;
(f) the relief or remedy sought;
(g) the preferred number of arbitrators, if not already agreed upon.
4. Number of arbitrators.-(l) Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the arbitral tribunal shall consist of a sole
arbitrator.
(2) Where the arbitration agreement provides for an even number of arbitrators, the ICADR will appoint an additional
arbitrator who shall be the presiding arbitrator.
5. Appointment of arbitrators.-(l) Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, a person of any nationality may be an
arbitrator.
(2) Where the arbitration agreement provides that each party shall appoint one arbitrator, and the two appointed
arbitrators shall appoint the presiding arbitrator, and(a) a party fails to appoint an arbitrator within thirty days from the receipt of a request to do so from the other party;
or
(b) the appointed arbitrators fail to agree on the presiding arbitrator within thirty days from the date of their
appointment,
the appointment shall be made, upon request of a party, by the ICADR.
(3) In an arbitration with a sole arbitrator, if the parties fail to agree on the arbitrator within thirty days from receipt of a
request by one party from the other party to so agree, the appointment shall be made, upon request of a party, by the
ICADR.
(4) A decision by the ICADR on a matter entrusted to it by sub-rule (2) or sub rule (3) will be final and binding on the
parties.
(5) Upon receipt of a request under sub-rule (2) or sub-rule (3), the ICADR
will(a) make the appointment as promptly as possible, (b) follow the procedure specified in rule

35,
(c) have regard to-(i) any qualifications required of the arbitrator by the agreement of the parties;
(ii) such considerations as are likely to secure the appointment of an independent and impartial arbitrator; and
(iii) in the case of appointment of a sole or presiding arbitrator in an international commercial arbitration, the
advisability of appointing a person of a nationality other than the nationalities of the parties.
(6) A substitute arbitrator will be appointed in the same manner in which his predecessor had been appointed.
(7) The ICADR, before appointing a person as arbitrator or the presiding arbitrator, will obtain confirmation from such
person that(i) no circumstances exist that give rise to justifiable doubts as to his independence or impartiality, and
(ii) where any qualifications are required of an arbitrator by the agreement of the parties, he possesses those
qualifications.
6. Description of proposed arbitrators.-Where a party appoints an arbitrator, his full name, address and nationality
and a description of his qualifications shall be given to the other party, or, where the appointment is made by the ICADR,
it shall give such information to both parties.

7. Disclosure of grounds of challenge.-An arbitrator, from the time of his appointment and throughout the arbitral
proceedings, shall, without delay, disclose in writing to the parties and the ICADR any circumstances referred to in subrule (1) of rule 8 unless they have already been disclosed.
8. Grounds of challenge.-(l) A party who intends to challenge the appointment of an arbitrator or the presiding
arbitrator only if(a) circumstances exist that give rise to justifiable doubts as to his independence or impartiality, or

(b) he does not possess the qualifications agreed to by the parties.


(2) A party may challenge an arbitrator appointed by him, or in whose appointment he has participated, only for
reasons of which he becomes aware after the appointment has been made.
9. Challenge procedure.-(l) A party who intends to challenge an arbitrator shall, within fifteen days after becoming
aware of the constitution of the arbitral tribunal or of any ground referred to in sub-rule (1) of rule 8, send a written
statement of the reasons for the challenge to the arbitral tribunal and to the ICADR.
(2) Unless the arbitrator challenged under sub-rule (1) withdraws from his office, or the other party agrees to the
challenge, the arbitral tribunal shall decide on the challenge.
(3) If challenge under sub-rule (2) is not successful, the arbitral tribunal shall continue the arbitral proceedings and
make an arbitral award.
10. Failure or impossibility to act.-(l) the mandate of an arbitrator shall terminate if(a) he becomes de jure or de facto unable to perform his functions or for other reasons fails to act without undue
delay; and
(b) he withdraws from his office or the parties agree to the termination of his mandate.
(2) If, under this rule or sub-rule (2) of rule 9, an arbitrator withdraws from his office or a party agrees to the
termination of the mandate of an arbitrator, it shall not imply acceptance of the validity of any ground referred to in this rule
or sub-rule (1) of rule 8.
11. Termination of mandate and substitution of arbitrator.-(l) In addition to the circumstances referred to in rule 9
or rule 10, the mandate of an arbitrator shall terminate(a) Where he withdraws from office for any reason; or
(b) by or pursuant to agreement of the parties.
(2) Where the mandate of an arbitrator terminates, a substitute arbitrator shall be appointed in the same manner in
which his predecessor had been appointed.
(3) Where an arbitrator is replaced under sub-rule (2), any hearings previously held may be repeated at the discretion
of the arbitral tribunal.
(4) An order or ruling of the arbitral tribunal made prior to the replacement of an arbitrator shall not be invalid solely
because there has been a change in the composition of the arbitral tribunal.
12. Competence of arbitral tribunal to rule on its jurisdiction.-(1) The arbitral tribunal may rule on its own
jurisdiction., including ruling on any objections with respect to the existence or validity of the arbitration agreement, and for
that purpose,(a) an arbitration clause which forms part of a contract shall be treated as an agreement independent of the other
terms of the contract; and
(b) a decision by the arbitral tribunal that the contract is null and void shall not entail ipso jure the invalidity of the
arbitration clause.
(2) A plea that the arbitral tribunal does not have jurisdiction shall be raised not later than the submission of the
statement of defence; however, a party shall not be precluded from raising such plea merely because he has appointed,
or participated in the appointment of, an arbitrator.

(3) A plea that the arbitral tribunal is exceeding the scope of its authority shall be raised as soon as the matter alleged
to be beyond the scope of its authority is raised during the arbitral proceedings.
(4) The arbitral tribunal may, in either of the cases referred to in sub-rule (2) or sub rule (3), admit a later plea if it
considers the delay justified.
(5) The arbitral tribunal shall decide on the plea referred to in sub-rule (2) or sub rule (3) and, where the arbitral
tribunal takes a decision rejecting the plea, continue with the arbitral proceedings and make an arbitral award.
13. Interim measures ordered by arbitral tribunal.-(1) The arbitral tribunal may, at the request of a party, order a
party to take any interim measure of protection in respect of the subject-matter of the Dispute as it may consider
necessary.
(2) The arbitral tribunal may require a party to provide appropriate security in connection with a measure ordered
under sub-rule (1).
14. Representation and assistance.--Each party shall advise, in writing, the other party, the ICADR and the arbitral
tribunal of(a) the names and addresses of persons who will represent or assist him, and (b) the capacity in which those

persons will act.

15. Equal treatment of parties.- The parties shall be treated with equality and each party shall be given due
opportunity to present his case.
16. Determination of rules of procedure. -(1) Subject to these rules, the 'arbitral tribunal may conduct its
proceedings in the manner it considers appropriate.
(2) The power of the arbitral tribunal under sub-rule (1) includes the power to determine the admissibility, relevance,
materiality and weight of any evidence.
17. Place of arbitration.-(1) The place of arbitration shall be New Delhi, or such other place where any of the
Regional Offices of ICADR is situated as the parties may agree:
Provided that the ICADR may decide such other place of arbitration as it thinks fit.
(2) The arbitral tribunal may, after consulting the ICADR, meet at any place it considers appropriate for consultation
among its members, for hearing witnesses, experts or the parties, or for inspection of documents, goods or other property.
18. Language.-(1) Where the arbitration agreement does not provide for the language to be used in the arbitral
proceedings, the arbitral tribunal shall determine the language or languages to be used in the arbitral proceedings.
(2) The agreement or determination, unless otherwise specified, shall apply to any written statement by a party, any
hearing and any arbitral award, decision or other communication by the arbitral tribunal.
(3) The arbitral tribunal may order that any documentary evidence shall be accompanied by a translation into the
language agreed upon by the parties or determined by the arbitral tribunal.
19. Statements of claim and defence.-(1) Within thirty days of the constitution of the arbitral tribunal, the claimant
shall send to the arbitral tribunal and the respondent a statement of the facts supporting his claim, the points at issue and
the relief or remedy sought, and the respondent shall, within thirty days after receipt of statement of claim, send to the
arbitral tribunal and the claimant(a) his statement of defence in respect of these particulars;

(b) a statement of facts supporting his counter claim, if any, the points at issue and the relief or remedy sought.
(2) Within fifteen days of the receipt of statement of defence of the respondent and of the statement referred to in
clause (b) of sub-rule (1), the claimant shall send to the arbitral tribunal and the respondent his rejoinder to the said
statement of defence and his statement of defence to the counter claim.

(3) Within fifteen days of the receipt of statement of defence to the counter claim, the respondent shall send to the
arbitral tribunal and the claimant his rejoinder to the said statement.
(4) The parties may submit with their statements all documents they consider to be relevant or may add a reference to
the documents or other evidence they will submit.

(5) Either party may amend or supplement his claim or defence during the course
of the arbitral proceedings, unless the arbitral tribunal considers it inappropriate to allow the amendment or supplement
having regard to the delay in making it.
20. Hearings and written proceedings.-(1) The arbitral tribunal may hold a
pre-hearing proceeding(a) to discuss with the parties the procedure to be followed in the arbitration,
(b) to fix or determine any periods of time referred to in these rules,
(c) to discuss hearing dates, and
(d) to determine any other matter required or permitted under these rules to help to ensure the efficient progress of
the arbitral proceedings.
(2) The arbitral tribunal will decide whether to hold oral hearing for the presentation of evidence or for oral argument,
or whether the proceedings shall be conducted on the basis of documents and other materials:
Provided that the arbitral tribunal will hold oral hearing, at an appropriate stage of the proceedings, on a request by a
patty, unless the parties have agreed that no oral hearing shall be held.
(3) The parties shall be given sufficient advance notice of any hearing and of any meeting of the arbitral tribunal for
the purposes of inspection of documents, goods or other property.
(4) All statements, documents or other information supplied to, or applications made to the arbitral tribunal by one
party, shall be communicated to the other party, and any expert report or evidentiary document on which the arbitral
tribunal may rely in making its decision shall be communicated to the parties.
(5) If a party intends to give evidence through a witness, he shall, within the time determined by the arbitral tribunal,
communicate to the tribunal and to the other party(a) the names and addresses of the witnesses he intends to present, and

(b) the subject upon which, and the language in which, those witnesses will give their testirnony.
(6) The arbitral tribunal shall make arrangements for the translation of oral statements made at a hearing and for a
record of the hearing if(a) either is deemed necessary by the tribunal under the circumstances of the case, or
(b) the parties have agreed to it and have communicated such agreement to the tribunal at least thirty days before
the hearing.

21. Default of a party.-Where, without showing sufficient cause,(a) the claimant fails to communicate his statement of claim in accordance with sub-rule (1) of rule 19, the arbitral
tribunal shall terminate the proceedings;
(b) the respondent fails to communicate his statement of defence or the claimant fails to communicate his defence to
the counter-claim in accordance with rule 19, the arbitral tribunal shall continue the proceedings without
treating that failure in itself as an admission of the allegations made in the statement of claim or of counterclaim as the case may be;
(c) a party fails to appear at an oral hearing or to produce witness or documentary evidence, the arbitral tribunal may
continue the proceedings and make the arbitral award on the evidence before it.
22. Appointment of expert by arbitral tribunal.-(l) The arbitral tribunal may(a) appoint one or more experts to report to it on specific issues to be determined by the arbitral tribunal, and
(b) require a party to give the expert any relevant information or to produce, or to provide access to, any relevant
documents, goods or other property for his inspection.

(2) If a party so requests or if the arbitral tribunal considers it necessary, the expert shall, after delivery of his written or
oral report, participate in an oral hearing where the parties have the opportunity to put questions to him and the present
expert witnesses in order to testify on the points at issue.
(3) The expert shall, on the request of a party, make available to that party for examination all documents, goods or
other property in the possession of the expert with which he was provided in order to prepare his report.
23. Rules applicable to substance of dispute.-(1) Where the place of arbitration is situate in India,(a) in an arbitration other than an international commercial arbitration, the arbitral tribunal shall decide the dispute
submitted to arbitration in accordance with the substantive law for the time being in force in India;(b) in an international commercial arbitration,(i) the arbitral tribunal shall decide the dispute in accordance with the rules of law designated by the parties as
applicable to the substance of the dispute;
(ii) any designation by the parties of the law or legal system of a given country shall be construed, unless
otherwise expressed, as directly referring to the substantive law of that country and not to its conflict of
laws rules;
(iii) failing any designation of the law under clause (a) by the parties, the arbitral tribunal shall apply the rules of
law it considers to be appropriate given all the circumstances surrounding the dispute.
(2) The arbitral tribunal will decide ex aequo et bono or as amiable compositeur only if the parties have expressly
authorised it to do so.
(3) In all cases, the arbitral tribunal will decide in accordance with the terms of the contract and will take into account
the usages of the trade applicable to the transaction .
24. Decision making by arbitral tribunal.-(1) In arbitral proceedings with more than one arbitrator, any decision of the
arbitral tribunal shall be made by a majority of all its members.
(2) Notwithstanding sub-rule (1), if authorised by the parties or all the members of the arbitral tribunal, questions of
procedure may be decided by the presiding arbitrator.
25. Settlement.-(1) If, during arbitral proceedings, the parties settle the dispute, the arbitral tribunal shall terminate
the proceedings and, if requested by the parties and not objected to by the arbitral tribunal, record the settlement in the
form of an arbitral award on agreed terms.
(2) An arbitral award on agreed terms shall be made in accordance with rule 26 and shall state that it is an arbitral
award.
(3) An arbitral award on agreed terms shall have the same status and effect as any other arbitral tribunal.
26. Form and contents of arbitral award.-(1) An arbitral award shall be made in writing and shall be signed by the
members of the arbitral tribunal.
(2) For the purposes of sub-rule (1), in arbitral proceedings with more than one arbitrator, the signatures of the
majority of all the members of the arbitral tribunal shall be sufficient so long as the reason for any omitted signature is
stated.
(3) The arbitral award shall state the reasons upon which it is based, un less
(a) the parties have agreed that no reason are to be given, or
(b) the award is an arbitral award on agreed terms under rule 25.
(4) The arbitral tribunal shall state its date and the place of arbitration referred to in rule 17 and the award shall be
deemed to have been made at that place.
(5) After the arbitral award is made, a signed copy thereof shall be delivered to each party.
(6) The arbitral tribunal shall deposit the original award, together with record of the arbitration proceedings, with the
ICADR authorising it to cause the award to be filed in the court of competent jurisdiction when required.

(7) Where so requested by a party, the arbitral tribunal may, at any time during the arbitral proceedings, make an
interim arbitral award on any matter with respect to which it may make a final arbitral award.
27. Interest on sums awarded.-(1) Where and in so far as an arbitral award is for the payment of money, the arbitral
tribunal may include in the sum for which the award is made interest, at such rate as it deems reasonable, on the whole or
any part of the money, for the whole or any part of the period between the date on which the cause of action arose and
the date on which the award is made.
(2) A sum directed to be paid by an arbitral award shall, unless the award otherwise directs, carry interest at the rate
of eighteen per centum per annum from the date of the award to the date of payment.

28. Costs.-(a) The costs of arbitration shall be fixed by the arbitral tribunal.
(b) The fees and charges to be included in the costs shall be as specified in Schedule-1.

(c) The arbitral tribunal shall determine which party shall bear the costs taking into account the circumstances of the
case and may apportion the costs between the parties if it is reasonable to do so.
Explanation.- For the purpose of clause (a), "costs" means costs relating to (i) the fees and expenses of the arbitrators
and witnesses,
(ii) legal fees and expenses,
(iii) the administrative fees and charges of the ICADR, and
(iv) any other expenses incurred in connection with the arbitral proceedings and the arbitral award.
29. Termination of proceedings.-(l) The arbitral proceeding shall stand terminated on making of the final arbitral
award or by an order of the arbitral tribunal under sub-rule (2).
(2) The arbitral tribunal shall make an order for the termination of the arbitral proceedings where(a) the claimant withdraws his claim, unless the respondent objects to the order and the arbitral tribunal recognises a
legitimate interest on his part in obtaining a final adjudication of the dispute,
(b) the parties agree on the termination of the proceedings, or
(c) the arbitral tribunal finds that the continuation of the proceedings has for any other reason become unnecessary
or impossible.
(3) The arbitral tribunal shall send a copy of the order made under sub-rule (2) to each pal1y.
(4) Upon termination of the arbitral proceedings, the arbitral tribunal shall send the file of the case

containing the record of

the arbitral proceedings and the arbitral award or the order made under sub-rule (2) to the ICADR.
(5) Subject to rule 30 and any. order of court of competent jurisdiction in proceedings before it in
respect of the
award, the mandate of the arbitral tribunal shall terminate with the termination of the arbitral proceedings.

30. Correction and interpretation of award; additional award.-(l) Within thirty days from the receipt of the arbitral
award,(a) a party, with notice to the other party, may request the arbitral tribunal to correct any computation errors, any
clerical or typographical errors or any other errors of a similar nature occurring in the award;
(b) if so agreed by the parties, a party, with notice to the other party, may request the arbitral tribunal to give an
interpretation of a specific point of part of the award.
(2) If the arbitral tribunal considers the request made under sub-rule (1) to be justified it shall make the correction or
give the interpretation within thirty days from the receipt of the request and the interpretation shall form part of the arbitral
award.
(3) The arbitral tribunal may correct any error of the type referred to in clause (a) of sub-rule (1), on its own initiative,
within thirty days from the date of the arbitral award.
(4) A party, with notice to the other party, may request, within thirty days from the receipt of the arbitral award, the
arbitral tribunal to make an additional arbitral award as to claims presented in the arbitral proceedings but omitted from
the arbitral award.
(5) If the arbitral tribunal considers the request made under sub-rule (4) to be justified, it shall make the additional
arbitral award within sixty days from the receipt of such request.

(6) The arbitral tribunal may extend, if necessary, the period of time within which it shall make a correction, give an
interpretation or make an additional arbitral award under sub-rule (2) or sub-rule (5).
(7) Rule 26 shall apply to a correction or interpretation of the arbitral award or to an additional arbitral award made
under this rule.
31. Deposits.-(1) The arbitral tribunal will, upon its constitution, in consultation with the ICADR, direct each party to
deposit with the ICADR an equal amount as an advance for the costs referred to in rule 28, which it expects will be
incurred:
Provided that where, apart from the claim, a counter-claim has been submitted to the arbitral tribunal, it may fix
separate amount of deposit for the claim and counter claim.
(2) During the arbitration proceedings, the arbitral tribunal may, in consultation with the ICADR, direct supplementary
deposits with the ICADR in an equal amount from each party for the costs referred to in sub-rule (1).
(3) If the required deposits under sub-rules (1) and (2) are not made in full in respect of the claim or counter-claim
within thirty days, the arbitral tribunal will inform the parties in order that one or the other party may make the required
deposit and if the required deposit is not made, the arbitral tribunal may suspend the proceedings or may make a written
declaration of termination of the proceedings to the parties, effective on the date of that declaration as regards the claim
or counter claim for which the deposit is not made.
(4) The ICADR shall hold any deposits required under this rule.
(5) The ICADR may, from time to time, pay to the arbitral tribunal from any deposit it holds under this rule any
amount it considers reasonable and appropriate for fees earned or expenses incurred by the tribunal in the arbitral
proceedings.
(6) Upon termination of the arbitral proceedings, the ICADR shall, in accordance with the final award, apply any deposits it
holds to the costs of the proceedings, render an accounting to the patties of the deposits received and applied and return
any unexpended balance to the parties.
32. Administrative assistance.- The ICADR will arrange the administrative services specified in Part II if(a) the parties designate the ICADR for arranging such services, in the arbitration agreement;
(b) the parties, or the arbitral tribunal with the consent of the parties, request the ICADR to arrange such services.

PART II
SERVICES FOR PROCEDURES UNDER THE ARBITRATION RULES
33. Services for procedures under the rules.- To facilitate the conduct of arbitral proceedings that the parties
have agreed to conduct under the Arbitration rules, the ICADR will(a) perform the functions of the appointing authority whenever(i) the ICADR has been so designated by the parties in the arbitration clause of their contract or in a separate
agreement, or
(ii) the parties have agreed to submit a dispute to the ICADR under the Arbitration rules without specifically
designating it as the appointing authority; and
(b) provide the administrative services herein specified when required by the agreement, or when requested by all
parties, or by the arbitral tribunal with the consent of the parties.
34. Services as the registry.-(1) On receiving a request in pursuance of rule 5(2) or 5(3), the ICADR will register the
request and intimate in writing to the parties the registration number of the case which shall be quoted by the party while
making any subsequent communication to the ICADR and the arbitral tribunal.
(2) The ICADR will scrutinise every request and the documents, make necessary entries in the register and prepare a
file of the case.
35. Services as appointing authority.-(1) On receipt of a request to appoint an arbitrator in pursuance of rule 5(2) or
5 (3), the ICADR will follow the following procedure(i) the ICADR will communicate to each party a list containing the names, addresses, nationalities and a description
of qualifications and experience of at least three individuals from the panel of arbitrators;

(ii) within thirty days following the receipt of the list, a party may delete any name to which he objects and after renumbering the names in the order of his preference, return the list to the ICADR;
(iii) on receipt of the list returned by the party, the ICADR will appoint the arbitrator from the list taking into account
the order of preference indicated by the parties;
(iv) if for any reason the appointment cannot be made according to the procedure specified in clauses (i) to (iii), the
ICADR may appoint the arbitrator from the panel of arbitrators.
(2) In appointing an arbitrator the ICADR will have regard to the matters referred to in rule 5(5)(c) and will carefully
consider the nature of the dispute in order to include in the list, persons having appropriate professional or business
experience, language ability and nationality.
(3) All appointments on behalf of the ICADR will be made by the Secretary-General and in his absence by such
member of the Governing Council as is designated by the Chairperson:
Provided that where the Secretary-General is to be appointed as the arbitrator, the appointment will be made by the
Chairperson.
36. Administrative services.-(1) The ICADR may provide the administrative
services specified in this Part(a) upon the request of the parties;
(b) upon the request of the arbitral tribunal with the consent of the parties;
(c) if the parties designate the ICADR for providing such services.
(2) All oral or written communications from a party to the arbitral tribunal, except at the arbitral proceedings, may be
directed to the ICADR which will transmit them to the arbitral tribunal and, where appropriate, to the other party.
(3) Agreement by the parties that the ICADR will provide the administrative services, constitutes consent by the
parties that, for purposes of compliance with any time requirements of the rules, any written communications shall be
deemed to have been received by the addressee when received by the ICADR. When transmitting communications to a
party, the ICADR will do so to the addresses provided by each of them to the ICADR for this purpose.
(4) The ICADR will also assist in the exchange of information.
(5) The ICADR will assist the arbitral tribunal to establish the date, time and place of meetings and will give the parties
advance notice of such meetings.
(6) The ICADR will provide a court room and retiring rooms for the arbitral tribunal and the parties or their counsel in
the offices of the ICADR on the charges set out in the Schedule. These charges will be billed separately and are not
included in the fee for administrative services. However, where these facilities are provided in any place other than the
offices of the ICADR, the charges will be determined by the ICADR and billed separately in each case.
(7) Upon request, the ICADR will make arrangements for reporter transcripts of the arbitral proceedings or hearings.
The cost of reporter transcripts will be determined by the ICADR and billed separately and is not included in the fee for
administrative services.
(8) Upon request, the ICADR will make arrangements for the services of interpreters or translators and the cost in
respect there of will be determined by the ICADR and billed separately and is not included in the fee for administrative
services.
(9) (a) the ICADR will hold advance deposits to be made towards the cost of the arbitral proceedings.

(b) On termination of the arbitral proceedings, the ICADR will apply the proceeds of the advance deposits towards any
of its unpaid administrative fees and charges and the costs of the arbitral proceedings and will render an accounting to the
parties of the deposits received and applied and return any unexpended balance to the patties.
(10) (a) Upon request, the ICADR will provide other appropriate administrative services the costs of which will be
determined by the ICADR and billed separately and are not included in the fee for administrative services.
(b) The kinds of services which can be provided are as follows:
(i) secretarial support and clerical assistance;
(ii) long distance and local telephone access and telex and telecopier facilities;
(iii) photocopying and other usual office services.
(11) (a) The ICADR may require the party requesting one or more of the services referred to in sub-rule (6), (7),(8) or
(10) to deposit an amount specified by it as advance towards the costs of such services;

(b) The ICADR may also require the parties to make supplementary deposits towards the costs of the services
referred to in clause (a);
(c) If the required deposit under clause (a) or clause (b) is not made in full within the time specified by the ICADR, the
ICADR may not provide the services requested for.
37. Administrative fees.-(1) The fee of the ICADR for making appointment of arbitrators and for providing
administrative services, other than those specified in sub-rules (6),(7), (8) and (10) of rule 36, is based upon the amount in
dispute as disclosed when the statement of claim is submitted to the ICADR in pursuance of sub-rule (1) of rule 19. Items
A.I. (1), B.l.(l) and C.I.(1) of Schedule 1 contains the ICADR's schedule of fees and charges.
(2) where the ICADR is requested to act as appointing authority under rule 5(2) or 5(3), the requesting patty shall pay
the ICADR a non-refundable fee at the time of the request. This fee is separately set out in Schedule 1 as item A.I.(2), B.I.
(2) and C.I.(2).
(3) The Arbitration rules provide that the costs of arbitration include the costs of the administrative fees or charges of
the ICADR (rule 28(a)). These costs are, borne equally by the parties unless the arbitral award provides for a different
apportionment (rule 28(b)).

PART III
FAST TRACK ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS IN THE ICADR
38. Fast track arbitration.-Notwithstanding anything contained hereinbefore, the parties may agree, in writing, to fast
track arbitration and thereupon these rules shall apply to such arbitration subject to the modifications specified in
Schedule II.
SCHEDULE II
(See rule 38)
Rule of the ICADR
Arbitration Rules,
1996 requiring modification
19 and 20.
Statements of claim,
counter-claim and defence.

Pre-hearing proceeding.

LIST OF MODIFICATIONS
Modification
For rules 19 and 20, substitute"19. (1) Within fifteen days of the constitution of the arbitral tribunal, the
claimant shall send simultaneously to the arbitral tribunal and the respondent(a) a statement of facts supporting his claim, the points at issue and the
relief or remedy sought;
(b) all documents he considers to be relevant;
(c) where reliance is placed on the opinion of any expert, the particulars of
that expert including his qualifications and experience, a copy of his
opinion and a statement showing the relevance of such expert's
opinion;
(d) application for discovery or production of documents, if any;
(e) full address, telephone and fax number, if any, for speedy
communication; and
(f) any other material considered relevant by the claimant.
(2) The respondent shall, within fifteen days after the receipt of the documents
referred to in sub-rule (1), send simultaneously to the arbitral tribunal and the
claimant his statement of defence containing replies to the matters referred to
in sub-rule (1) together with documentary evidence in support thereof, if any.
(3) Where the respondent has any counter-claim against the claimant and
wishes the same to be submitted to arbitration, the provisions of sub-rule (1)
shall apply as if the respondent is a claimant.
(4) Where discovery or production of documents is allowed, the arbitral
tribunal may allow the parties to submit, simultaneously their supplementary
statements to the arbitral tribunal and direct them to simultaneously send
copies thereof to each other.
20. (1) The arbitral tribunal may hold a pre-hearing proceeding to discuss with
the parties the procedure to be followed for speedy arbitration, including day-

to-day hearings, keeping in view the requirement of fair trial.


(2) The decision of the arbitral tribunal on matters referred to in sub-rule (1)
shall be final and binding on the parties".
21.

26.

In clause (b), for "or the claimant fails to communicate his defence to the
counter-claim", substitute"or the counter-claim".
(a) for sub-rule (1), substitute"(1) An arbitral award shall be made in writing as early as possible but not
later than ten days after the case is closed for making the award and it shall
be signed by the members of the arbitral tribunal.
(b) sub-rule (7) shall be omitted.

30.

(a) in sub-rules (1), (2), (3) and (4), for the words "thirty days", the words
"fifteen days" shall be substituted;
(b) in sub-rule (5), for the words "sixty days" the words "thirty days" shall be
substituted;
(c) in sub-rule (7), after "Rule 26 shall" insert, "so far as may be,".

31.

in sub-rule (3), for the words "thirty days", the words "fifteen days" shall be
substituted.

35.

In sub-rule (1), in clause (ii), for the words "thirty days", the words "fifteen
days" shall be substituted.

3. THE ICADR CONCILIATION RULES, 1996


PRELIMINARY
1. Short title and scope.-(1) These rules may be called the ICADR Conciliation Rules, 1996.
(2) These rules shall apply where the parties have agreed in writing, that
(a) a dispute which has arisen, or
(b) a dispute which may arise,
between them in respect of a defined legal relationship, whether contractual or not, should be resolved by amicable settlement under the ICADR
Conciliation Rules, 1996.
(3) These rules shall not apply to disputes which by virtue of any law for the time being in force may not be submitted to conciliation.
2. Definitions.-In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,
(a) "Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the ICADR;
(b) "Conciliation Rules" or "rules" means the ICADR Conciliation Rules, 1996;
(c) "Governing Council" means the Governing Council of the ICADR;
(d) "ICADR" means the International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution,
New Delhi, or, as the case may be, any of its Regional offices;
(e) "panel of conciliators" means the panel of persons approved by the Governing
Council to act as conciliators;
(f) "party" means a party to the agreement referred to in rule 1 (2);
(g ) "Schedule" means the Schedule to these rules;
(h) "Secretary-General" means the Secretary-General of the ICADR.
PART I
PROCEDURES FOR CONCILIATION PROCEEDINGS IN
THE ICADR
3. Commencement of conciliation proceedings.-(1) The party initiating conciliation shall send to the other party a written invitation to
conciliate under these rules, briefly identifying the subject of the dispute.
(2) Conciliation proceedings shall commence when the other party accepts in writing the invitation to conciliate.
(3) If the other party rejects the invitation, there will be no conciliation proceedings.
(4) If the party initiating conciliation does not receive a reply within thirty days from the date on which he sends the invitation, or within such
other period of time as specified in the invitation, he may elect to treat this as a rejection of the invitation to conciliate and inform the other party
accordingly.
4. Number and appointment of conciliators.-(1) There shall be one conciliator unless the parties have agreed that there shall be two or
three conciliators.
(2) The parties may agree to enlist the assistance of the ICADR in connection with the appointment of conciliator, and in particular,(a) a party may request the ICADR to recommend the names of suitable individuals
to act as conciliator; or
(b) where the agreement between the parties provides for the appointment of conciliator by the ICADR, a party may request the ICADR in
writing to appoint a conciliator.

(3) Where a request in pursuance of clause (a) or clause (b) of sub-rule (2) is made to the ICADR, the party making the request shall send to
the ICADR,(a) a copy of the invitation to conciliate;
(b) a copy of the acceptance by the other party;
(c) a copy of the agreement, if any, between the parties providing for an amicable settlement of dispute between them by conciliation;
(d) any qualifications required of the conciliator;
(e) any additional information, if required, by the ICADR.
(4) In recommending or appointing an individual to act as conciliator, the ICADR will follow the procedure specified in rule 24 and will have
regard to(a) any qualification required of the conciliator by the agreement of the parties;'
(b) such considerations as are likely to secure the appointment of an independent and impartial conciliator; and
(c) where the parties are of different nationalities, the advisability of appointing a conciliator of a nationality other than the nationalities of
the parties.
(5) A successor conciliator will be appointed in the manner in which his predecessor had been appointed.
5. Submission of statements to conciliator.-(1) The conciliator may, upon his appointment, request each party to submit to him and the
ICADR a brief statement in writing describing the general nature of the dispute, the points at issue and the amount, if any, of the claim. Each party
shall send a copy of such statement to the other party.
(2) The conciliator may request each party to submit to him and the ICADR a further statement in writing of his position and the facts and
grounds in support thereof, supplemented by any documents and other evidence that such party deems appropriate. The party shall send a copy of
such statement, documents and other evidence to the other party.
(3) At any stage of the conciliation proceedings, the conciliator may request a party to submit to him and the ICADR such additional
information as he deems appropriate.
6. Representation and assistance.- Each party shall advise, in writing, the other party and the conciliator of(a) the name and address of any person who will represent or assist him, and
(b) the capacity in which the person will represent.
7. Role of conciliator.-(1) The conciliator shall assist the parties in an independent and impartial manner in their attempt to reach an amicable
settlement of their dispute.
(2) The conciliator shall be guided by principles of objectivity, fairness and justice, giving consideration to, among other things, the-rights and
obligations of the parties, the usages of the trade concerned and the circumstances surrounding the dispute, including any previous business practices
between the parties.
(3) The conciliator may conduct the conciliation proceedings in such manner as he considers appropriate, taking into account the circumstances
of the case, the wishes the parties may express, including the request by a party that the conciliator hear oral statements, and the need for a speedy
settlement of the dispute.
(4) The conciliator may, at any stage of the conciliation proceedings, make proposals for a settlement of the dispute. Such proposals need not be
in writing and need not be accompanied by a statement of the reasons therefor.
8. Administrative services.- The ICADR will arrange the administrative services specified in Part II if(a) the parties designate the ICADR for arranging such services, in the agreement to conciliate;
(b) the parties, or the conciliator, with the consent of the parties, request the ICADR to arrange such services.
9. Communication between conciliator and parties.-(1) The conciliator may invite the parties to meet him or may communicate with them
orally or in writing. He may meet or communicate with the parties together or with each of them separately.
(2) Unless the parties have agreed upon the place where meetings with the conciliator are to be held, such place shall be determined by the
conciliator, taking into consideration the circumstances of the conciliation proceedings:

Provided that where administrative assistance by the ICADR is sought under rule 8, the place where meetings with conciliator are to be held
shall be determined in consultation with the ICADR.
10. Disclosure of information.-When the conciliator receives factual information concerning the dispute from a party, he shall disclose the
substance of that information to the other party in order that the other party may have the opportunity to present any explanation which he considers
appropriate:
Provided that when a party gives any information to the conciliator subject to a specific condition that it be kept confidential the conciliator shall
not disclose that information to the other party.
11. Cooperation of parties with conciliator.- The parties shall in good faith cooperate with the conciliator and, in particular, shall endeavour to
comply with requests by the conciliator to submit written materials, provide evidence and attend meetings.
12. Suggestions by parties for settlement of dispute. - Each party may, on his own initiative or at the invitation of the conciliator, submit to
the conciliator suggestions for the settlement of the dispute.
13. Settlement agreement.-(1) When it appears to the conciliator that there exist elements of a settlement which may be acceptable to the
parties, he shall formulate the terms of a possible settlement and submit them to the parties for their observations. After receiving the observations of
the parties, the conciliator may reformulate the terms of a possible settlement in the light of such observations.
(2) If the parties reach agreement on a settlement of the dispute, they may draw up and sign a written settlement agreement. If requested by the
parties, the conciliator may draw up, or assist the parties in drawing up, the settlement agreement.
(3) When the parties sign the settlement agreement, it shall be final and binding on the parties and persons claiming under them respectively.
(4) The conciliator shall authenticate the settlement agreement, and furnish a copy thereof to each of the parties ..
14. Confidentiality.- The conciliator and the parties shall keep confidential all matters relating to the conciliation proceedings. Confidentiality
shall extend also to the settlement agreement, except where its disclosure is necessary for purposes of its implementation and enforcement.
15. Termination of conciliation proceedings.-(l) The conciliation proceedings shall be terminated(a) by the signing of the settlement agreement by the parties, on the date of agreement; or
(b) by a written declaration of the conciliator, after consultation with the parties, to the effect that further efforts at conciliation are no longer
justified, on the date of the declaration; or
(c) by a written declaration of the parties addressed to the conciliator to the effect that the conciliation proceedings are terminated, on the date
of the declaration; or
(d) by a written declaration of a party to the other party and the conciliator, if appointed, to the effect that the conciliation proceedings are
terminated, on the date of the declaration.
(2) The conciliator shall, upon termination of the conciliation proceedings, send an intimation thereof in writing to the ICADR.
16. Resort to arbitral or judicial proceedings.- The parties shall not initiate, during the conciliation proceedings, any arbitral or judicial
proceedings in respect of a dispute that is the subject matter of the conciliation proceedings except that a party may initiate arbitral or judicial
proceedings where, in his opinion, such proceedings are necessary for preserving his rights.
17. Costs.-(1) Upon termination of the conciliation proceedings, the conciliator shall fix the costs of the conciliation and give written notice
thereof to the parties. The fee of the conciliator and any assistance provided pursuant to rule 4(2)(b) and fees and charges for any administrative
assistance pursuant to rule 8 shall be fixed by the conciliator in accordance with the schedule:
Provided that the ICADR may, on request from the conciliator, fix the fee of the conciliator at a figure higher than that set out in the Schedule
if, in exceptional circumstances of the case, this appears to be necessary.
(2) For the purpose of sub-rule (1), "costs" means costs relating to
(a) the fee and expenses of the conciliator and witnesses requested by the conciliator with the consent of the parties;
(b) any expert advice requested by the conciliator with the consent of the parties;
(c) any assistance provided pursuant to rule 4(2) and rule 8;
(d) any other expenses incurred in connection with the conciliation proceedings and the settlement agreement.
(3) Where more than one conciliator is appointed, each conciliator shall be paid separately the fee set out in the Schedule.
(4) The costs shall be borne equally by the parties unless the settlement agreement provides for a different apportionment. All other expenses

incurred by a party shall be borne by that party.


18. Deposits.-(1) The conciliator will, upon his appointment, in consultation with the ICADR, direct each party to deposit with the ICADR an
equal amount as a advance for the costs referred to in rule 17(2) which he expects will be incurred.
(2) During the course of the conciliation proceedings, the conciliator may, in consultation with the ICADR, direct supplementary deposits with
the ICADR in an equal amount from each party for the costs referred to in sub-rule (1).
(3) If the required deposits under sub-rules (1) and (2) are not made in full within thirty days, the conciliator will inform the parties in order that
one or the other party may make the required deposit and if the required deposit is not made, the conciliator may suspend the proceedings or may
make a written declaration of termination of the proceedings to the parties, effective on the date of the declaration.
(4) Subject to any settlement agreement, upon termination of the conciliation proceedings, the ICADR shall apply the deposits to the costs of the
proceedings, render an accounting to the parties of the deposits received and applied and return any unexpended balance to the parties.
19. Role of conciliator in other proceedings.-Unless otherwise agreed by the parties,(a) the conciliator shall not act as an arbitrator or as a representative or counsel of a party in any arbitral or judicial proceeding in respect of a
dispute that is the subject-matter of the conciliation proceedings;
(b) the conciliator shall not be presented by the parties as a witness in any arbitral or judicial proceedings.
20. Admissibility of evidence in other proceedings.- The parties shall not rely on or introduce as evidence in arbitral or judicial proceedings,
whether or not such proceedings relate to the dispute that is the subject-matter of the conciliation proceedings,(a) views expressed or suggestions made by the other party in respect of a possible settlement of the dispute;
(b) admissions made by the other party in the course of conciliation proceedings;
(c) proposals made by the conciliator;
(d) the fact that the other party had indicated his willingness to accept a proposal for settlement made by the conciliator.
21. Interpretation and application.-If any question arises as to the interpretation or application of these rules or any procedural matter
thereunder, the decision of the ICADR shall be final and binding on the parties.
PART II
SERVICES FOR PROCEDURES UNDER THE
CONCILIATION RULES
22. Services for procedures under the rules.- To facilitate the conduct of conciliation proceedings that the parties have agreed to conduct
under the Conciliation Rules, the ICADR will(a) perform the function of the appointing authority whenever(i) the ICADR has been so designated by the parties in the conciliation clause of their contract or in a separate agreement, or
(ii) the parties have agreed to submit a dispute to the ICADR under the Conciliation Rules without specifically designating it as the
appointing authority; and
(b) provide the administrative services herein specified when required by the agreement, or when requested by all the parties, or by the
conciliator with the consent of the parties.
23. Services as the registry.-(l) On receiving a request in pursuance of rule 4(2)(a) or 4(2)(b), the ICADR will register the request and
intimate in writing to the parties the registration number of the case which shall be quoted by the party while making any subsequent communication
to the ICADR.
(2) The ICADR will scrutinise every request and the documents, make necessary entries in the register and prepare a file of the case.
24. Services as recommending or appointing authority.-(1) On receipt of a request in pursuance of rule 4(2)(a), the ICADR will
communicate to the party making the request a list containing the names, addresses, nationalities and a description of qualifications and experience
of at least three individuals from the panel of conciliators.
(2) On receipt of a request to appoint a conciliator in pursuance of rule 4(2)(b), the ICADR will follow the following procedure(i) the ICADR will communicate to each party a list containing the names, addresses, nationalities and a description of qualifications and
experience of at least three individuals from the panel of conciliators:
(ii) within thirty days following the receipt of the list, a party may delete any name to which he objects and after renumbering the names in

the order of his preference, return the list to the ICADR;


(iii) on receipt of the list returned by the parties, the ICADR will appoint the conciliator from the list taking into account the order of
preference indicated by the parties;
(iv) if for any reason the appointment cannot be made according to the procedure specified in clauses (i) to (iii), the ICADR may, unless the
parties recommend the name of the conciliator to be appointed by the ICADR, appoint the conciliator from the panel of conciliators.
(3) In recommending or appointing a conciliator the ICADR will have regard to the matters referred to in rule 4(4) and will carefully consider
the nature of the dispute in order to include in the list, persons having appropriate professional or business experience, language ability and
nationality.
(4) All appointments on behalf of the ICADR will be made by the Secretary-General and in his absence by such member of the Governing
Council as is designated by the Chairperson:
Provided that where the Secretary-General is to be appointed as the conciliator, the appointment will be made by the Chairperson.
25. Administrative services.-(l) The ICADR may provide the administrative services specified in this Part(a) upon the request of the parties;
(b) upon the request of the conciliator with the consent of the parties; or
(c) if the parties designate the ICADR for providing such services.
(2) All oral or written communications from a party to the conciliator, except at meetings, may be directed to the ICADR which will transmit
them to the conciliator and; where appropriate, to the other party.
(3) Agreement by the parties that the ICADR will provide the administrative services, constitutes consent by the parties that, for purposes of
compliance with any time requirements of the rules, any written communications shall be deemed to have been received by the addressee when
received by the ICADR. When transmitting communications to a party, the ICADR will do so to the addresses provided by each of them to the
ICADR for this purpose.
(4) The lCADR will also assist in the exchange of information and of settlement proposals.
(5) The ICADR will assist the conciliator to establish the date, time and place of meetings and will give the parties advance notice of such
meeting.
(6) The ICADR will provide a meeting room and retiring rooms for the conciliator and the parties or their counsel in the offices of the ICADR
on the charges set out in the Schedule. These charges will be billed separately and are not included in the fee for administrative services. However,
where these facilities are provided in any place other than the offices of the ICADR, the charges will be determined by the ICADR and billed
separately in each case.
(7) Upon request, the ICADR will make arrangements for reporter transcripts of meetings or hearings. The cost of reporter transcripts will be
determined by the ICADR and billed separately and is not included in the fee for administrative services.
(8) Upon request, the ICADR will make arrangements for the services of interpreters or translators. The cost of interpretation or translation will
be determined by the ICADR and billed separately and is not included in the fee for administrative services.
(9) (a) The ICADR will hold advance deposits to be made for the costs of the conciliation proceedings.
(b) On termination of the conciliation proceedings, the ICADR will apply the proceeds of the advance deposits towards any of its unpaid
administrative fees and charges and the costs of the conciliation proceedings and will render an accounting to the parties of the deposits received and
applied and return any unexpended balance to the parties.
(10) (a) Upon request, the ICADR will provide other appropriate administrative services the cost of which will be determined by the ICADR and
billed separately and are not included in the fee for administrative services.
(b) The kinds of services which can be provided are as follows:(i) Secretarial support and clerical assistance;
(ii) long distance and local telephone access and telex and telecopier facilities;
(iii) photocopying and other usual office services.
(11) (a) The ICADR may require the party requesting one or more of the services referred to in sub-rule (6), (7), (8) or (10) to deposit an amount
specified by it as advance towards the costs of such services;

(b) The ICADR may also require the parties to make supplementary deposits towards the costs of the services referred to in clause (a);
(c) If the required deposit under clause (a) or clause (b) is not made in full within the time specified by the ICADR, the ICADR may not
provide the services requested for.
26. Administrative fees.- (1) The fee of the ICADR for making appointment of conciliator and for providing administrative services, other than
those specified in sub-rules (6), (7), (8) and (10) of rule 25, is based upon the amount in dispute as disclosed when the statement of dispute is
submitted to the ICADR in pursuance of sub-rule (1) of rule 5. Items A.I.(1), B.I.(1) and C.I.(1) of the Schedule contains the ICADRs schedule of
fees and charges.
(2) Where the ICADR is requested to act as appointing authority under rule 4(2), the requesting party shall pay tshe ICADR a non-refundable
fee at the time of the request. This fee is separately set out in the Schedule as item A.I.(2), B.I.(2) and C.I.
(3) The Conciliation Rules provide that the costs of conciliation include the costs of the administrative fee or charges of the ICADR [rule 17(2)].
These costs are, borne equally by the parties unless the settlement agreement provides for a different apportionment [rule 17(4)].

4.

The ICADR Mini-Trial Arbitration Rules, 1996


RULES & PROCEDURES FOR MINI-TRIAL
PRELIMINARY

1. Short title and scope (1) These rules may be called the ICADR Mini-trial Rules, 1996.
(2) These rules shall apply where the parties have agreed in writing that,(a) a dispute which has arisen, or
(b) a dispute which may arise, between them in respect of a defined
legal relationship, whether contractual or not, should be resolved
by mini trial under lCADR Mini-trial Rules, 1996,
(3) These rules shall not apply where by virtue of any law for the time being in force
certain disputes may not be submitted to mini-trial.
2. Definations

In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,


(a) "Rules" means the ICADR Mini-trial Rules, 1996;
(b)"ICADR" means the International Centre for Alternative Dispute
Resolution;
(c) "Neutral adviser" means the neutral adviser appointed under these rules;
(d) "Schedule" means a Schedule to these rules;
(e) "Secretary" means the Secretary of the ICADR:
(f) "Secretary-General" means the Secretary-General of the ICADR,

PART - I
MINI-TRIAL PROCEEDINGS
3. Commencement of
mini-trial proceedings
(1)

The party initiating mini-trial proceedings shall send to the other party a written
invitation to participate in the mini-trial under these rules, briefly
identifying the
subject of the dispute,
(2)
Mini-trial proceedings shall commence when the
other party accepts in writing
the imitation to mini-trial.
(3)
If the other party rejects the invitation, there will be no mini-trial proceedings,
(4)
The acceptance under sub-rule (2) shall be communicated in writing to the
ICADR,
(5)
If the party initiating mini-trial proceedings does not receive a reply within
thirty days from the date on which he sends the invitation, or within such other
period of time as specified in the invitation, he may elect to treat this as a
rejection of the invitation to mini-trial and inform the other party accordingly,
4. Appointment of
neutral adviser
(1)

Where the parties agree to mini-trial under these rules, they shall, if no written agreement
exists to that effect, sign an agreement in the Form contained in Schedule "A" with such
modification, if any, as they agree.

(2)

Where the parties do not wish to appoint their own neutral adviser(s), they may enlist the
assistance of the ICADR in connection with the appointment of the neutral adviser, and

in particular, a party may request the ICADR to recommend the name of a suitable
individual to act as neutral adviser or to appoint a neutral adviser from its panel of ADR
neutrals.
(3)

Where a request under sub-rule (2) is made to the ICADR, the party making the request
shall send to the ICADR, (a) a copy of the invitation to hold mini-trial;
(b) a copy of the acceptance by the other party or parties;
(c) a copy of the agreement between the parties providing for resolution of
dispute between them by mini-trial;
(d) any additional information, if required, by the ICADR.
(4)

In recommending or appointing an individual to act as neutral adviser, the


ICADR shall have regard to
(a) any qualifications required of the neutral adviser by the agreement of
the parties; and
(b) such considerations as are likely to secure the appointment of an
independent and impartial neutral adviser.
(c) Where the parties are of different nationalities, the advisability of
appointing a neutral adviser of a nationality other than the
nationalities of the parties.

5. Submission of Statements
by the Parties
(1)

The neutral adviser upon his appointment, shall call upon the initiating
party (claimant) to submit a statement of case containing:(a) the nature of the dispute;
(b) the facts and circumstances giving rise to the dispute and legal issues
involved;
(c) the points at issue between the parties and the nature and extent of
claim;
(d) the copies or the details of the documents in support of his case;
(e) where reliance is sought on the testimony of any witness, a brief
summary of the statement of the witness;
(f) the time sought for presentation of his case;
(g) where reliance is placed on the opinion of any expert, the particulars of
that expert including his qualifications and a brief statement justifying
the relevance of the expert evidence; and
(h) such of her particulars as the neutral adviser deems necessary.

(2)

The claimant shall simultaneously send a copy of the statement submitted


under sub-rule (1) to the other party and the ICADR.

(3)

Upon receipt of copy of the statement from the claimant under sub-rule
(2), the other party shall within thirty days submit his reply containing the
details in respect of items (a) to (h) of sub-rule (1) to the neutral adviser
and send a copy thereof to the claimant and the ICADR.

(4)

Where the party submitting the reply in pursuance of sub-rule (3) has his
own claims against the claimant, he shall also submit, together with the
reply, a statement of his counter-claim, in the manner required under subrule (1).

(5)

The neutral adviser may request each party to submit to him and to the
ICADR a further statement of his position and the facts and grounds in

support thereof, supplemented by any document or other evidence that


such party deems appropriate.
(6)

At any stage of the mini-trial the neutral adviser may call upon a party to
submit to him such additional information as he may require.

(7)

The party submitting the reply under sub-rule (3) or the statement of claim
under sub-rule (4) and further statement under sub-rule (5) and additional
information under sub-rule (6) shall simultaneously send copies thereof to
the other party and the ICADR.

(8)

Where a counter-claim is made under sub-rule (4), the claimant shall


within thirty days submit his reply containing the details in respect of
items (a) to (h) in the manner required under sub-rule (1).

(9)

Where any particulars are required by the neutral adviser from a party, he
shall make compliance with the same within thirty days of receipt of such
requisition.

6. Representation
at mini-trial:

7. Schedule of mini-trial:

8. Request for additional


time by parties:

9. Conduct of mini-trial:

Each party shall advise the other party, the [CADR and the neutral adviser, in
writing, of(a)

the names and addresses of the persons including experts, if any, who will
make presentation on his behalf and the capacity in which they will act.

(b)

the name and address of the Senior Executive, having the authority to
participate and take decisions on behalf of that party at the mini-trial.

The neutral adviser shall, as promptly as possible after the receipt of the
documents referred to in rules 5 and 6, in consultation with the ICADR, inform
the parties in writing, of(a)

the venue and date for the mini-trial;

(b)

the time allowed to each of the parties to present the case and to make
responding and winding up statement.

Where the representative of a party requires time in addition to the time allowed
under rule 7, he shall intimate in writing the neutral adviser and simultaneously
send a copy to the ICADR along with additional deposit as required under these
rules.
(1)

In order to facilitate conduct of mini-trial, the parties or the neutral


adviser with the consent of the parties, may arrange for administrative
assistance by the ICADR.

(2)

The parties shall be represented at the mini-trial by their Senior


Executives authorised to take decisions which shall be binding on the
respective parties.

(3)

At the commencement of the mini-trial, the neutral adviser shall inform


the parties about the process and the procedure that are to be followed and
of the confidential, privileged, non-biased and non-binding nature of the
process.

(4)

The claimant shall thereafter present his case summarising the evidence
and making legal submissions. Use may be made of photographs, films,
charts or other devices in making the presentation. The presentation shall
be concluded within the permitted period.

(5)

The other party will thereafter present his case, using any of the devices
referred to in sub-rule (4) within the permitted period. Where the claim is
against more than one party, the neutral adviser will determine the order
in which they will make their respective presentations.

(6)

A party may address, with the permission of the neutral adviser, any
question to the other party for seeking clarification of any point made
during the presentation.

(7)

The neutral adviser may put questions to the parties for clarification of any
point made during the presentation. In so doing, the neutral adviser shall
ensure that the questions put by him do not have the effect of damaging or
supplementing the case of a party.

(8)

Where the parties so request, their experts may have mutual dialogue with
each other so as to assist the neutral adviser and the Senior Executive to
make their assessment of the points made by the experts during
presentation.

(9)

The claimants, and thereafter the other party, shall have opportunity to
make a winding up statement, within the period allowed to them.

10. Post Trial Discussion:

11. Obligations of
the parties

(1)

At the end of the presentation of their case by the parties, the neutral
adviser will proceed to discuss with the Senior Executives of parties the
presentation made on behalf of the parties.

(2)

During discussions with the Senior Executives the neutral adviser shall
indicate his view of the respective strengths and weaknesses of each side,
the aspects of the case which were reasonably clear and those which were
uncertain.

(3)

During discussions, the neutral adviser will answer questions put to him
by the Senior Executives and give any information and the views that may
help the parties to gain a better understanding of the issues and the merits
of the case.

(4)

The Senior Executives will thereafter enter into mutual discussions with a
view to arriving at a settlement. The neutral adviser if so required by the
Senior Executives, shall assist them in such discussion, as a facilitator, but
not as a judge of the dispute.

(1)

The parties shall in good faith cooperate with the neutral adviser at all
stages of the proceedings.

(2)

The neutral adviser and the parties shall keep confidential all matters
relating to the mini-trial. Confidentiality shall also extend to the
settlement, except where its disclosure is necessary for purposes of its
implementation and enforcement.

(1)

If the matter is settled, the terms of settlement shall be reduced to writing


and signed by the Senior Executives on behalf of the parties. The neutral
adviser, if so asked, will counter-sign the settlement as a witness.

(2)

Where the mini-trial has not resulted in settlement, the parties shall be at
liberty to resort to the remedies available under the law. Each party shall,
unless agreed otherwise, be barred from relying on admission made by the
other party in the course of mini-trial.

12. Conclusion of mini-trial

13. Termination of Mini-trial


The mini-trial shall terminate
(a)

by the signing of settlement in terms of sub-rule (1) of rule 12 on the date


of signing of the agreement;

(b)

on a written declaration by the neutral adviser to the effect that further


efforts at settlement are no longer justified, on the date of the declaration.

14. Bar to resort to Arbitral


or Judicial proceedings
A party shall not initiate during the mini-trial any arbitral or judicial proceedings
in respect of the subject-matter of the mini-trial except that a party may initiate
arbitral or judicial proceedings where in his opinion, such proceedings are
necessary for preserving his rights.
15. Costs

(1)

Upon termination of the mini-trial proceedings, the neutral adviser shall


fix the cost of the proceedings and give written notice thereof to the
parties. The fee of the neutral adviser and the fee and charges for
assistance provided by the ICADR shall be fixed by the neutral adviser in
accordance with schedule B. Provided that the ICADR may fix the fees
of the neutral adviser at a figure higher than that which would result from
the application of the fee set out in Schedule "B, if, in exceptional
circumstances of the case, this appears to be necessary.

(2)

For the purpose of sub-rule (l), "costs" means reasonable costs relating to

(a)
(b)

fee and expenses of the neutral adviser;


any direct or incidental expenses for the services provided by the ICADR;
and
any other expences incurred in connection with the mini-trial and the
settlement.

(c)
(3)

Unless directed otherwise by the neutral adviser. the parties shall bear
their own cost and share equally the cost of the neutral adviser. and of the
services provided by the ICADR.

16. Role of Neutral adviser


in other proceedings
Unless otherwise agreed by the parties

17. Exclusion in other


proceedings

(a)

the neutral adviser shall not act as an arbitrator or as a representative or


counsel of a party in any arbitral or judicial proceedings in respect of the
subject-matter of the mini-trial in which he may have acted as neutral
adviser.

(b)

the neutral adviser shall not be presented by the parties as a witness in any
arbitral or judicial proceedings.

The parties shall not rely on or introduce as evidence in arbitral or judicial


proceedings, whether or not such proceeding; relate to the dispute that is the
subject-matter of the mini-trial proceedings,(a)

views expressed or suggestions made by the other party or the


neutral. adviser in respect of the merits of the ease of a party or in respect
of possible settlement of the dispute;

(b)

admission made by the other party in the course of the mini-trial;

(c)

views indicated by the neutral adviser or proposals made by the party or


his Senior Executive during proceedings for settlement agreement; and

(d)

the fact that the other party has indicated his willingness to accept a

proposal for settlement.

PART - II
SERVICES PROVIDED BY ICADR IN MINI-TRIAL PROCEEDINGS
18. Functions of ICADR
To facilitate the conduct of mini-trial that the parties have agreed to conduct under these
rules, the ICADR will
(a)

(b)

perform the functions of the authority for appointment of neutral adviser


whenever
(i)

the ICADR has been so designated by the parties in the relevant clause of
the contract (Model Clause contained in Schedule "C") or in a separate
agreement, or

(ii)

the parties have agreed to submit a dispute to the ICADR under these rules
without specifically designating it as the authority for appointment of
neutral adviser; and

provide the administrative services herein specified when required by a contract


or when requested by all parties or by the neutral adviser, with the consent of the
parties.

19. Procedure for appointment


of neutral adviser
(1)

On receipt of a request to appoint a neutral adviser, the ICADR will communicate


a list of at least three persons as the panel of neutral advisers to both the parties.
Within fifteen days each party may return the list to the ICADR after having
deleted any name to which he objects, and numbering the remaining names in
order of preference.

(2)

In appointing a neutral adviser, the ICADR will take into account the matters
referred to in these rules and will carefully consider the nature of the dispute in
order to include in the list, persons having appropriate professional or business
expertise, language ability and nationality.

(3)

All appointments on behalf of the ICADR shall be made by the Secretary-General


or in his absence by a member of the Governing Council of ICADR nominated by
the Chairperson, as far as possible from the panel of the neutral advisers,
maintained by the ICADR, provided where the parties request that the SecretaryGeneral to be the neutral adviser, the appointment shall be made by the
Chairperson.

20. Administrative Services


(1)

Upon the request of the parties or the neutral adviser with the consent of all the
parties, the ICADR may arrange the administrative services outlined hereunder,
(a)

Where the parties use the Model Clause or agreement naming the ICADR
to provide the administrative services for the mini-trial in accordance with
its rules, the neutral adviser may, in exercise of his authority under the
rules, request the ICADR to provide the administrative services outlined
hereunder. All oral and written communications from a party, to neutral
adviser, except at mini-trial, may be directed to the ICADR which will
transmit the same to the neutral adviser, and where appropriate, to the
other party.

(b)

Agreement by the parties that the ICADR will administer a case


constitutes consent by the parties that, for the purpose of compliance with
any time requirements of the rules, any written communication shall be
deemed to have been received by the addressee when received by the
ICADR. When transmitting communication to a party, the ICADR will do

so to the addresses provided by each of them to the ICADR for this


purpose.
(c)

The ICADR will also assist with the exchange of information.

(d)

The ICADR will assist the neutral adviser to establish the date, time and
place of the mini-trial and discussion and will give parties advance notice
of such meetings.

(e)

The ICADR will provide, wherever possible, a meeting room and retiring
room for the neutral adviser, the parties, Senior Executives and their
representatives, whenever so requested. Where the facilities are provided
at a place other than the office of the ICADR, the charges will be
determined and billed separately for each case.

(f)

Upon request of a party, the ICADR will make arrangements for


transmitting transcript of meetings or hearings. The cost of these
transcripts will be billed separately to the party requesting such facility
and not included in the fee for administrative services.

(g)

Upon request by either party the ICADR will make arrangements for the
services of interpreters or translators. The cost of interpretation or
translation will be billed separately and not included in the fee for
administrative services.

(h)

The fee of the neutral adviser and the ICADR will generally be borne
equally if there are two parties to the dispute and in such other ratio as the
neutral adviser may direct if there are more than two parties:
Provided that whenever a party asks for more time than the time allotted
by the neutral adviser for presentation of his case or for winding-up
statement, the party so asking for additional time will be required to pay
the entire cost payable to the neutral adviser, ICADR and for other
facilities for such additional time.

(2)

(i)

The parties moving the ICADR for mini-trial shall make deposit of the
advance provided in sub-rule (2) of rule 21. The neutral adviser may, in
consultation with ICADR, direct each party to deposit with the ICADR
such further advance as he may deem proper to cover the expenses which
he expects to be incurred during mini-trial.

(j)

The ICADR will hold advance deposits to be made on account of the fee
of the neutral adviser and the cost of the mini-trial proceedings.

(k)

After the termination of the mini-trial, the ICADR will apply the proceeds
of the advance deposits towards any of its unpaid administrative fees and
charges and the cost of the mini-trial and render an account to the parties
of the deposits received and applied and return the balance to the parties in
accordance with the settlement agreement or order of termination
proceedings.

Upon request, the ICADR will, wherever possible, provide other appropriate
administrative services which will not be included in its fee for administrative
services. The kind of such services details of which may be obtained from the
Secretary, the ICADR, include
(i) secretarial support and clerical assistance,
(ii) long distance and local telephone access and telex and telecopier facilities,
(iii) photocopy and other usual office services, and
(iv) provision and reservation for lodging, local conveyance and travel facilities.

21. Fees and


administrative charges
(1)

The fees of the neutral adviser and administrative fees of the ICADR,
unless fixed otherwise, shall be computed in accordance with Schedule "B".

(2)

Each party to the dispute shall deposit fifty percent of the fee set out in Schedule
"B" with the ICADR immediately on commencement of the mini-trial and not
later than submission of their written statement as provided in Rule 5. The minitrial shall not proceed until such an advance is deposited with the ICADR. If one
party fails to pay the required fee the other party may deposit the total fee
required. In case there are more than two parties to the dispute, the ICADR or the
neutral adviser in consultation with the ICADR, will apportion the amount to be
deposited.

(3)

A portion of the advance fee deposited by the parties pursuant to sub-rule (2) will
be towards non-refundable fee and will be contributed equally. The
non-refundable portion of the advance fee is separately set out in Schedule "B" as
non-refundable fee.

MEMBERSHIP OF ICADR
There are following classes of Members of the Society:
1.

Foundation Members,

2.

Life Members,

3.

Corporate Members,

4.

Associate Members,

5.

Ordinary Members and

6.

Honorary Members.

Any association, society, organization, company or firm, interested in the aims and objects of the Society shall
be eligible to be an Associate Member.
All applicants other than individuals may be admitted either as Corporate Members on one time payment of
Rs. 1,00,000/- each or Associate Members on payment of Rs. 10,000/- each, every year.
Any individual, having experience of and / or interested in matters relating to alternative dispute resolution shall
be eligible to be an Ordinary Member.
Individuals may be admitted as Life Members on one time payment of Rs. 10,000/- each or Ordinary Members
on payment of Rs.1,000/-each, every year.

The International Centre


for

Alternative Dispute Resolution


Main Office
Plot No. 6, Vasant Kunj Institutional Area
Phase II,
New Delhi - 110070
Tel. No. 65931884, 26139704/6
Fax. No. 26139705
E-mail: icadr@nic.in

Regional Office:
10th Floor, Gagan Vihar Building,
M.J.Road,
Nampally,
Hyderabad- 500 001
Phone No. : 040-24745165
E-mail: icadr@pol.net.in

PHOTO

Application For Membership (Individual)


I wish to join the ICADR as Life/Ordinary Member. My particulars are as follows:
1)
2)
3)
5)
6)

Name (In Block Letters) ..........................................


Fathers Name ( In Block Letters) ...
Nationality4) Date of Birth...
Academic Qualifications...
Office Address ..........................................................................................................................
................................................Pin.................................
Telephone No. ..Fax. No
7) Residence Address ...............................................................................................................................................................
.
...............................................Pin................................
Telephone No. ..Fax. No
8) I would like to receive my mail on Office/Residence address
9) Professional Experience...
10) Experience of ADR.
11) Publications if any ..
12) Any other information the applicant wishes to give...
I agree to abide by the Rules & Regulations of the ICADR. I enclose a draft/cheque No .....................for
Rs............................. being the membership fee.
Place : .................................
Date : ................................

(Signature of the Applicant)

Recommended by :............................................................
Signature
(Member, Governing Council)

(If the space provided is insufficient, please attach additional sheet.)


1.

Extract of Rule 3 of the Rules and Regulations of the ICADR. There shall be the following classes of Members:
Individuals
1.Life Member
2. Annual Member

Subscription
Rs. 10,000/- (one time)
Rs. 1,000/- per annum

The International Centre


for

Alternative Dispute Resolution


Main Office
Plot No. 6, Vasant Kunj Institutional Area
Phase II,
New Delhi - 110070
Tel. No. 65931884, 26139704/6
Fax. No. 26139705
E-mail: icadr@nic.in

Regional Office:
10th Floor, Gagan Vihar Building,
M.J.Road,
Nampally,
Hyderabad- 500 001
Phone No. : 040-24745165
E-mail: icadr@pol.net.in

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Application For Institutional Membership


We wish to join the ICADR as Corporate/Associate Member. Our particulars are as follows:
1)
2)
3)
4)

Name (In Block Letters) ...........................................


Nature of the Organisation: (Company, Partnership, Society, Trust, etc.) .
Kind of Organisation : (Manufacturing, Trading, Charitable, etc.)..........................................
Address .........................................................................................................................
...............................................Pin..................................
Telephone No. ..Fax. No
5) Name of the Chief Executive Officer................................................
Telephone No..Fax. No
6)Any other information the applicant wishes to give

.
We agree to abide by the Rules & Regulations of the ICADR. We enclose a draft/cheque No .....................for
Rs............................. being the membership fee.

Place: .................................
Date : ................................

(Signature of the Applicant)

Recommended by:............................................................
Signature
(Member, Governing Council)
(If the space provided is insufficient, please attach additional sheet.)
1. Extract of Rule 3 of the Rules and Regulations of the ICADR. There shall be the following classes of Members:
Individuals
1.Life Member
2. Annual Member

Subscription
Rs. 10,000/- (one time)
Rs. 1,000/- per annum

2. Please attach Memorandum and Article/Partnership deeds, etc. Also attach alist of Partners/Directors/Governing Body Members, etc

PANEL OF ARBITRATORS
Following persons are on the ICADRs Panel of Arbitrators/Conciliators:
PANEL OF ARBITRATORS AT NEW DELHI
Arbitrators - Retired Supreme Court Judges
1

Honble Mr. Justice A.S. Anand


Former Chief Justice of India
Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission
5, Tughlak Road
New Delhi
Tel. No. 95120- 2516644
Honble Mr. Justice A.S. Anand
Former Chief Justice of India
Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission
Faridkot House, Copernicus Marg
New Delhi 110011

Honble Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti


Former Chief Justice of India
B- 56, Sector 14, Noida 201301.
Tel No. 95120- 2516644

Honble Mr. Justice G.T. Nanavati


Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
A-91, Galaxy Apartments
Near Grand, Bhagwati Hotel Bodakden
Ahmedabad 380054
Tel. No. 26841777, 26841616

Honble Mr. Justice Suhas C. Sen


Former Judge Supreme Court of India
GD-5, Sector 3,
Salt Lake City
Kolkatta 700091
Tel. No. 23211313
Fax.No. 23581414

Honble Mr. Justice D.P. Wadhwa


Retd. Judge, Supreme Court of India
C-25, Panchsheel Enclave
New Delhi - 110017
Tel.No. 26493388, 26495511
Fax. No. 2649977
E - mail : dpwadhwa@justice.com

Honble Mr. Justice H.R. Khanna


Retd. Judge, Supreme Court Of India
S-368, Panchsheel Park,
New Delhi- 110017.
Tel No. 26014898/26012726

Arbitrators - Retired High Court Judges


1

Honble Mr Justice P.K. Bahri


Retd. Judge, Delhi High Court,
171, Ground Floor,
Jorbagh,
New Delhi 110003
Tel. No. 24616576, 24616577
E- mail: fnjpc@alpha.nic.in

Honble Mr. Justice Satpal


Retd. Judge, Delhi & Punjab and Haryana High Court
SFS - 53, DDA Flats,
East Mukherjee Nagar
New Delhi - 110009
Tel. 27654302(R), 23235168(O)

Honble Mr. Justice Lokeshwar Prasad


Retd. Judge, Delhi High Court,
A-303, Priyadarshini Apartments,
Plot. No. 17, Patparganj,
IP Extension
Delhi - 110092
Tel. No.23370258 (O), 22727373 (R)

Hon'ble Shri Justice Avadh Behari Rohatgi


Retd. Judge Delhi High Court
N-217, Greater Kailash - I,
New Delhi - 110048
Tel. No. 29243834, 29245615, 51632893, 9810884442
Fax. No. 29232216 E- mail: avadhbr@hclinfinet.com

Honble Mr. Justice N.N. Goswamy


Former Judge, Delhi High Court,
75-C, Sainik Farms,
New Delhi - 110062
Tel.26850311/26850894/26560696, 26423834, 26485615

Honble Mr. Justice M.C. Agarwal


Retd. Judge, High Court Allahabad
Flat No. 1133, Sector 29, Noida - 201301
Distt. Gautam Budh Nagar.
Tel. 95120 24453952, 9891554142

Honble Mr. Justice A.K. Srivastava


Chairman, Appellate Tribunal for Forfeited Property,
AB-13, Pandara Road,
New Delhi 110003
Tel. No. : 23386460, 9810235262

Honble Mr. Justice C.M. Nayar


Former Chairman, MRTP Commission
C-490, Defence Colony (LGF)
New Delhi 110024
Tel. No. 24338055

Honble Mr. Justice M.R. Agnihotri


Retd. Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court
215, Sector 9-C, Chandigarh 160009
Tel. No. 2742022, 2742391, 2741640

10

Honble Mr. Justice K.C. Sood


Former Judge, High Court of Himachal Pradesh
B-11-8141 Vasant Kunj
New Delhi 110070
Tel. No. 9871108000

11

Honble Justice Dr. B.P. Saraf


Former Chief Justice of J & K. High Court
110A, Vardhman Chambers,
Cawasjee Patel Street Fort
Mumbai - 400001
Tel. No. 022 22853600/3620

12

Honble Mr. Justice R.C. Jain


Former Judge, Delhi High Court
House No. 85, Bahubali Enclave
I.P. Extension
Delhi 110092
Tel. no. 22378560
E- Mail rcjainabc@yahoo.co.in

13

Honble Mr. Justice Anant D. Mane


Former Judge, Bombay High Court
B-203, Prachi Co-op Housing Society
Judges Apartments
Juhu Varsova Link Road, Behind HDFC Bank,
Andheri (West),
Mumbai 400053
Tel.No. 022-26708065, 982103168

14

Honble Mr.Justice Bashir Ahmed Khan


Former Chief Justice of
Jammu & Kashmir High High Court
A-160, New Friends Colony
New Delhi .
Tel No.011-26838718, 9818000150
Fax No.011-26351184

Arbitrators - Advocates
1

Dr . Abhishek Singhvi
Sr. Advocate
A-129, Niti Bagh
New Delhi - 1100049
Tel. No. 26868995, 26968253, 26968254, 26868996
Fax. No. 26858818

Dr. Jose P. Verghese


Advocate
B-5/86, Safdurjung Enclave,
New Delhi - 110029
Tel. 26190926, 26190927, 26190973, 26164557, 26164542
Fax. 91-11-26164623

Mr B. Sen
Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India
6, Southern Avenue
Maharani Bagh
New Delhi- 110 065.
Tel. 26318014, 26310545, Fax. 26310545

Mr. B. Shekar Hegde


Advocate & Notary
1042, GOWRI, 14th Cross,
25th Main Banashankari II Stage,
Bangalore 560070
Tel. No. 080-26716269

Mr. M. Gouri Sankara Murthy


Advocate
25, S.F.S.Flats, Hauz Khas
New Delhi 110016
Tel. No. 26512433(O/R)

Shri V. Inbavijayan
Advocate/International Arbitrator
D-103/A, Sowbagya Colony
K.K. Nagar, Chennai 600078
Tel. No. 044-23718145, 9840114287
Fax. No. 044-242119005
E- mail : inbav@yahoo.co.uk

Shri Pankaj Jain


Advocate
C/o. Jain & Associates,
SCO 819-20, Sector - 22 - A,
Chandigarh - 160022
Tel. No.0172- 2705761(O), 2701629(O), 2705021(O), 2742186(R), 2741190(R)
Fax. No.0172-2705967(O), 2740396(R)
E-mail panjain@usa.net

Shri Pankaj Jain


Advocate,
Office. C:2/4, Community Centre 1,
Phase : 2, Ashok Vihar,
Delhi 110052
Tel No. 27138335, 27244992 (O)
27431904, 27458080 (R)
Fax. No. 27434283
8

Mr. Abhay Jain


Advocate
A-6, Mahavir Nagar,
Tonk Road, Jaipur- 302018
Tel. No.0141- 2553738, 2550808 (R), 2363363 (O)
Fax. No.0141- 2550909

Mrs. Parinitoo Jain


Advocate
A-6, Mahavir Nagar,
Tonk Road, Jaipur- 302018
Tel. No. 0141- 2553738 (R), 2550808 (R), 2363363 (O)
Fax. No.0141- 2550909

10

Dr. P.S. Sangal


Advocate
29, Sheetal Apartments
Sector 14, Rohini,
Delhi - 110085
Tel. No. 27568294, 27866855, 27191775
Fax. No. 27866855

11

Shri V. Srikanth
Advocate
No. 18, Second Trust Link Street
Mandaveli
Chennai 600028
Tel.N. 044 55413279, 9840075512
E- Mail :- vasansrikanth@hotmail.com

12

Shri Yogesh Kumar


Advocate
House No. 20, Sector 46
Faridabad 121003
Tel. No. 95129-2437181, 95129-2437433
Fax No. 95129-2437596

13

Shri B.K. Dewan


Advocate, Solicitor & Arbitration Consultant
M/s. B.K. Dewan & Co.,
Law Firm
4/19, East Patel Nagar,
New Delhi 110088
Tel.No. 25714160, 25780190, 9811734934

14

Shri Vivek Varma


Advocate,
242, Mandakini Enclave,
Alaknanda,
New Delhi - 110019.
Tel. No. 26273287, 9810495684

15

Shri D.Saravanan
Advocate/Arbitrator
No. 346 (Old No. 161)
Thambu Chetty Street,
1st Floor, Chennai 600 001
Tel. No. 91-044-25341920, 91-044-24422177
Fax No. 91-044-42119005
Mobile. 098400 44177.
Email : advocateayub@hotmail .com
arbitratorsaravanan@gmail.com

16

Mr. Firdoshali Kassam (Karachiwala)


Advocate & Solicitor, Mumbai
102 Business Plaza, 1st Floor,
33, Gazdar Bandh Road,
Santacruz (West)
Mumbai 400054
Tel. No. 26603066, 30933976
Fax. No. 6600889
E-Mail firdoshandco@hotmail.com

17

Shri G. Ashokapathy
Advocate cum Arbitrator,
Chamber No. 340, (164),
Thambu Chetty Street, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu 600 001.
Tel. No. 044-55493203, 044- 26211281
Mobile 310308018
Email : ashokapathy @ yahoo.com

18

Sh. Narinder K. Singla


Former Chairman
Bar Council of Punjab &
Haryana , Chandigarh
31-B, Vikas Colony,
Patiala- 147001., Punjab
Tel: 01723951939 (O/R)
Mobile: 98140-90929

19

Shri Gurpreet Singh Sethi


Advocate
WZ- 106/141, IInd Floor,
Rajouri Garden Extension
New Delhi- 110 027.
Tel. No. 22911181

20

Shri Asadulla Pasha


Advocate
G-S, Pasha Court,
71, Greenlands Road,
Hyderabad 500 082
Tel:040-23400633 (O), 040-23401828 (R), 98480 11828 (M)

21

Sh. Vinay Kashyap


Advocate,
Basant Singh Road,
Near Canal Rest House,
Civil Lines,
Moga- 142001(Punjab).
Tel: 27254557(O), 220680, 224101, 233380
Fax. No. 01636-233380

22

Mr. Sabyasachi Ghosh


Advocate & Legal Consultant
High Court of Delhi
Flat # 202
Samachar Apartments
Mayur Vihar Phase I Extension
Delhi 110091.
Tel. No.
22744402, 9868817887
E- Mail : sabyasachi_gd@rediffmail.com, lawnlegal@rediffmail.com

23

Mr. Anmol Rattan Sidhu


House No. #1313, Sector 34-C,
Chandigarh 160022
Tel No. 0712-2604903
Fax No. 2660498

24

Mr. A.R. Muraleedarsan


13/6, Judge Jambulingam Street
Mylapore
Chennai 600004
Tel. No. 28476566, 9444018002
Fax. No. 52080984
E- mail : muralee19@gmail.com

25

Mr. Amarjit Singh


Additional Solicitor General of India
AB-14, Mathura Road
New Delhi 110001
Tel. No. 23386258 (R), 23074450 (R)

26

Mr. M. Krishnan
Advocate & Notary Arbitrator
(International & National)
Commissioner of Oaths
High Court of Madras
Ashta Lakshmi Flats
No. 13, Demonte Street
Santhome, Chennai 600004,
Tel. No. 044-42103184, 9382120853
Web Site: www.advocatekrishnan.com

27

Mr. R.L. Kaul


Consultant
B-3/13, Safdarjang Enclave ( 1st floor)
New Delhi 110029
Tel. No. 26179413
Fax. No. 51651614
E-mail: rlkaul@vsnl.net
Mobile :- 9811348705

28

Mr. Sanjay Diwakar


Advocate
G-30, Masjid Moth
Greater Kalilash - II
New Delhi - 110048
Tel. No. 29220361
Fax. No. 29220361

29

Mr. P.R. Angamuthu


5/2, Royal Villah
IV Main Road Extension
Kotturpuram
Chennai 600085
Tel. No. 044-42188559

30

Mr. Radhey Shyam Gora


Advocate, Supreme Court of India,
G-48, Sarita Vihar,
New Delhi 110076
Tel No. 23381762, 26974241
Mobile No. 9810526232
Fax. No. 23386613

31

Shri Arjun Dev Nagpaul


Advocate, Mumbai High Court,
2nd Floor, Curzon House,
Henry Road,
Appollo Bunder,
Mumbai 400 039
Tel. No. : 2855438 (R), 2856973 (R),
2623771 (O), 2624478 (O), 9821022622 (M)
E-Mail : getarjun @hotmail.com

32

Mr. Dharam Vir Gupta


Advocate
54-A, Block X, Civil wing
Tis Hazari Courts
Delhi 110054
Tel. No. 9868177556

33

Mr. Shakti Singh


Advocate
Kothi No. 112, Sector 12
Part II, Urban Estate
Karnal 132001
Haryana
Tel. No.: 2240018 (R), 9416469151 (M)

34

Mr. Kapil Chaudhary


Senior Manager Legal
Media Content & Communications Services (India) Pvt. Ltd.
A-37, Sector 60
Noida U.P. 201301- India
Tel. No. 9873767799, 91-120-4070000, 4070118

35

Mr. A.V. Ezhilmani


Advocate
No. 10, First Street
Nandanam Extension
Chennai 600035
Tel. No.. : 044-24329222
Fax. No. 044-24311841

36

Shri Surinder Gandotra


115, Palika Bazar,
Connaught Place,
New Delhi - 110001
Tel.No.: 51328119 (R), 23320725 (O)
Mobile No. 9891695629
Fax. No.: 3730903

37

Mr. Balasubramaniam S.R.


Advocate
43 (18) St. Marys Road
Rajaannamalai Puram
Chennai 600028
Tel. No. 24643909, 944440-21187

38

Mr. Patri Kodanda Ram


Advocate, Delhi High Court
Flat No. 12-B, DDA MIG Flats
Sarai Jullena
New Delhi 110025
Tel. No.: 9811013479

39

Mr. V.N. Subramaniyam


Advocate, Supreme Court of India
A-9, Lovely Apartments
Mayur Vihar, Phase I Extension
New Delhi 110091
Tel. No. 2271955, 9810052949
E-mail.: Vnsad3@yahoo.com

40

Mr. Venkateswara Prasad Somanchi


Advocate, Delhi High Court
C-6, Kakateeya
86, I.P.Extension Patparganj
Delhi 110092
Tel. No. 9810817962, 9313053612
Fax.No. 22247848
E-mail : kakateeya@yahoo.co.uk

41

Mr. B.L. Chhibber


Advocates, Solicitor & Tax Consultants
Chhibber & Chhibber Associates
1014, 10th Floor, New Delhi House
27,Barakhamba Road
Connaught Place
New Delhi - 110001
Tel. No. : 23766103, 26346387

42

Mr. Ashok Kumar Vermani


B-10/7422,Vasant Kunj
New Delhi 110070
Tel. No. 26134806
E-mail.: vermaniak@yahoo.co.in

43

Mr. Rajal Rai Dua


Advocate
55-B, Millennium Apartments
Plot No. 40, Sector 13
Rohini,
Delhi 110085
Tel. No. 32424800, 27567940, 9891914800

44

Dr. Ashok Saraf


Senior Advocate, Guwahati High Court
1, Chanakyapath
G.S. Road
Guwahati
Assam 781005
Tel. No. 2529532, 2460041
E-mail : ashoksaraf@satyam.net.in

45

Mr. Birendra Saraf


Advocate, Bombay High Court
110A, Vardhman Chambers
Cawasji Patel Street, Fort
Mumbai - 400001
Tel. No. 22853600, 22853500
E-mail.: birensaraf@rediffmail.com

46

47

Shri S.K. Dholakia


Senior. Advocate, Supreme Court of India
D-97, Panchsheel Enclave,
New Delhi- 110 017.
Tel No. 23382482,26490504,26498998
Fax No.41748239
Dr. V.R.S. Sampath
C 4, Lloyds Estate,
Lloyds Road ,Royapettah
Chennai-600 014.
Tel. No. 044-28474693 (R ), 044-24593915 (O),
Fax No. 044-28474339 (R ), 044-24959515 (O)

48

Shri Harinder Pal Singh Bhullar


Advocate
Flat No B-103, Ivory Towers
Sector-70,
Distt. Mohali , Punjab- 160071
Tel. No. 9815320532
Fax No. 0172-5000090

49

Shri Syed Ghulam Murtuja Rizvi


Deputy Chief Legal Adviser, ONGC
26-D, Mansarovar Apartments
Sector-61, NOIDA 201 301 (U.P.)
Tel. No.09968282375, 0120-2587363

50

Dr. B.B.L. Madhukar


A-203, Som Vihar Apts.
R.K. Puram,
New Delhi- 110 022.
Tel. No. 011-26167118, 9810149511

51

Mr. R.V. Sinha


Sinha & Associates
Lawyers Chambers
540 & 541, Patiala House Court,
Tilak Marg,
New Delhi- 110 001.
Tel. No.011-23386464, 26193141, 26163121
Fax No.011-23386565.

52

Mr. R .N. Singh


Sinha & Associates
Lawyers Chambers
540 & 541, Patiala House Court,
Tilak Marg,
New Delhi- 110 001.
Tel. No.011-23386464, 26163121, 26193121
Fax No.011-23386565

53

Shri Bimlendu Shekhar


C/o Mr. Arvind Kumar
B-2/12, Ground Floor,
Safdarjung Enclave
New Delhi- 110 029.
Tel No. 011-26536313, 9871424063.

Foreign Arbitrators
1

Mr. Sarosh Ratanshaw Zaiwalla


Solicitor England Wales
Off.
46/47 Chancery Lane,
London WC 2A, 1 JE UK
Tel. No. 020 73121000 (O)
Fax. No. 020 73121100
E-mail s.zaiwalla@zaiwalla.co.uk
Res.
C-113, Parliament View
Elbert Embankment
London SE1 7XN
Tel. No. 020 75829556 (R)
Email
saroshzaiwalla@hotmail.com

Dr. Colin Yee Cheng Ong


Advocate
Dr. Colin Ong Legal Services
Advocates & Solicitors
Suites 2-2 to 2-4
Gadong Properties Centre
Km 3-6, Jalan Gadong
Bandar Seri Begawan BE 4119
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel. No. 673 2 - 420913
Fax. No. 673 2 - 420911
E- Mail onglegal@brunet.bn

Mr. Michael Hwang S.C.


Senior Council & ArbitratorOne Marina Boulevard # 25-01
Singapore 018989
Tel. No. +6563275855
Fax No. +6565570165
Website www.mhwang.com
Email : michael@mhwang.com, desmond@mhwang.com

Mr. W.B. McLaughlin


2 Starnes Court
Union Street
Maidstone
Kent ME 14 1EB
U.K.
Tel. No. +44 (0) 1622 670320
E- mail sica.fica@gmail.com

Mr. John P. Madden


Madden Mediation & Arbitration Limited
Harcourt Centre Block 4
Harcourt Road
Dublin 2 Ireland
Tel. No. 353- (0) 1-477-3312
E_mail: JohnPMadden@cmr-law.com

Mr. Paul Whitley


251, Camden High Street
London
United Kingdom
NW1 7BU
Tel.No. 0044-2079162995
Fax. No. 0044-2072676227
E.Mail : paul@paulwhitleyarchitets.com

Mr. RA Oliver Bolthausen, LLM (U.S.A.), MCIArb. (U.K.)


Bridgehouse Ruckel & Bolthausen Rechtsanwaltsgesellsehaft mbH
Theatinerstrasse 11 Funf Hofe
80333 Munich
Germany
Mr. RA Oliver Bolthausen, LLM (U.S.A.), MCIArb. (U.K.)
Bridgehouse Ruckel & Bolthausen LLC
1170 Peachtree Street , N. E.
Suite 1750 The Proscenium
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
USA
Tel. No. +49 89 20 60 299 60 (Germany)
+ 1 404 88 55 320 (USA)
Fax No. +49 89 20 60 299 66 (Germany)
+ 1 404 88 55 329 (USA)
Email : oliver.bolthausen@ bridgehouselaw.de

Panel of Arbitrators (I.A.S. and General Category)


1

Shri Birkhe Ram


Director, Finance (CONCOR)
Flat No. A-6,
Vidyut Apartments Plot No. 2,
Sector-12, Dwarka,
N.Delhi-75
Tel. No. 23752107 (O), 9810139378(M)
Fax. No. 23753156

Ms. Moksh Mahajan


Former Member, MRTP
218 B, SFS Flats, Gulmohar Enclave
New Delhi
Tel. No. 26602525

Shri K.S. Baidwan I.A.S


House No. 4506, DLF City Phase IV,
Gurgaon,
Haryana-122002.
Tel. No. 23931075, 23385779, 9810076942
Fax. No. 23942688

Shri A.K. Srivastava I.A.S. (Retd.)


C-605, Shakti Apartments
Plot No. 18, Sector V,
Dwarka,
New Delhi 110075
Tel. No. 9818404144, 25082747 (R)
E-mail. aksriv1941@sify.com

Dr. Madhu Krishan


Executive Chairman
Legal Aids Services West Bengal
A & N Islands Chapter
VIP Road
Port Blair
A & N Islands 744101
Tel.No. 03192-230825, 2377951, 03192-237799, 243552 (O)
Fax. No. 03192-230825

Mr. N.P.Singh
General Manager (HR)
Indraprastha Power Generation Co.Ltd.
C-3/1,Multi Storey Flats,
Sector 13, R.K.Puram,
New Delhi- 110066
Tel. No. 23281025, 23281056 (O)
Fax. No. 23281058
Tel. No. 24679531, 26876619 I

Sh. Ashok Sharma


Chief General Manager (Law), MMTC Ltd.,
Residence:
J-12/22, 3rd Floor, Rajouri Garden,
New Delhi 110 027.
Tel: 24392148, 24362200 (off) Ext: 1455,
24366275(Fax)/0724, 25161914 I
E-mail ashoksharma7@yahoo.com
Sh. Ashok Sharma
Chief General Manager (Law), MMTC Ltd.,
Office:
Core 1, Scope Complex,
7, Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110003

Mr. M.P. Gupta


IAAS (Retd.)
Former Additional Secretary
M/o. Finance
C-2/2, Ashok Vihar
Phase 2,
Delhi 110052
Tel. No. 27251026, 20043517

Dr. A.K. Gulati


E-190, Naraina Vihar
New Delhi 110028
Tel. No. 25897662 I, 25794442 I, 9811070606
E- Mail gulatianil@hotmail.com

10

Mr. A. Balraj (I.A.S)


New No. 12, Old No. 76,
J Block,
Behind 14 Shops & Opp to Yes Yes Super Market
Anna Nagar
Chennai 600102
Tel. No. : 044-26207408, 26207409, 24359912

11

Mr. C.N. Ramdas


Retd. Secretary to Govt. of India & Chairman, CNG Group
GNG House, K-48, Anna Nagar (East)
Chennai - 600 102.
Tel. 91-044-26206000 Fax 91-044-26284040,
Email : cnramdas @ gng world.com
website : WWW.gng world.com

12

Mr. Rajendra Singh Rathore


IFS (Retd.)
B-31, IFS Apartments
Mayur Vihat Phase I
Delhi 110091
Tel. No. : 810994935, 22795130

13
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Shri Kailash Chandra Jhinga


H-48, Street No.-3,
Vikas Marg, Laxmi Nagar,
Delhi- 110 092.
Tel. No. 220422587
Fax No. 22456869
Email : kcjhinga@yahoo.com

PANEL OF ARBITRATORS (CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS)


1

Mr. R.K. Khanna


M/s R.K. Khanna & Co.
Chartered Accountants
Tennis Stadium
D.T.A Complex West Wing( Basement)
Africa Avenue,
New Delhi 110029

Mr. R. Ganesan
B-4, East of Kailash
Shahid Capt. Gaur Marg,
New Delhi- 110 065.
Tel 26839703, 26832535, 26830229

Mr. T.S. Viswanath


Chartered Accountant
Flat No. 10, Shankar Market,
Cannaught Circus,
New Delhi- 110 001.
Tel. No. 23413173, 23413174, 23414024, 23411127
Fax. No. 23414709
E. Mail: vsasso@nde.vsnl.net.in

Mr. R.K. Vasdev


928/Sector 17,
Faridabad,
Haryana
Tel. 95129-297721
Cell. 9810025240

Mr. Uday Chitale


C/o. M/s. M.P. Chitale & Co,
Chartered Accountants
Haman House, 1st Floor
Ambalal Doshi Marg, Fort,
Mumbai 400001
Tel. 022- 22651186/22653916/56345630
Fax. 22655334
Mobile No. 09821087280
E-mail uday@mpchitale.com

Mr. Sudhir Rajaram Paithankar


Chartered Accountant

Office
205, Bharat Bhawan Complex,
1360, Shukrawar Peth
Off Bajirao Road,
Pune- 411002, Maharashtra

Residence
Flat No. 5, Mohak Apartments,
Road No. 8, Dahanukar Colony
Kothrud, Pune 411029
Tel. No. 020-24484594/24478528(O), 25439358I
Fax. No. 020-24478528

Mr. Pawan Kumar Agarwal


Chartered Accountant

42, Gopal Bhawan


199, Princess Street
Mumbai 400002
Maharashtra
Tel. No. 39514265, 22093908, 9821063418
E-mail : praa@vsnl.com
8

Ms. R. Nirmala
Partner: M/s. R.S.N. & Associates,
Chartered Accountants
64/1, Purushottam Flats, 1st Floor,
Post Box No. 2089
2nd Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar
Chennai 600020
91-044-24453472, 24424095

Mr. R.S. Nambi


Partner: M/s. R.S.N. & Associates,
Chartered Accountants
64/1, Purushottam Flats, 1st Floor,
Post Box No. 2089
2nd Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar
Chennai 600020
91-044-24453472, 24424095

10

Shri Pankaj Agarwal


Chartered Accountant
C/o. Neeraj Agarwal & Co.
B-3/55, Safdurjung Enclave
New Delhi 110029
Tel. No. 26523317-18, 9810401127, E- mail: nac@ndb.vsnl.net.in

11

Shri Maldeep Singh Sekhon


Chartered Accountant
C-170, Madhuvan,
Delhi 110 092.
Tel.No. 22544094, 22410094 (O), 22524562, 22544094 (R), 22507140 (R)

12

Mr. Ashok J. Deora C.A


SF-6, II Floor, Golden Enclave
184, Poonamalee High Road
Chennai 600010
Tel. No. 044-52178153 (O), 26415805 (O), 30913121 1

13

Mr. B.K. Mundada


Chartered Accountant
B-401, B Wing Manavsthal II,
Gokuldham, Goregaon (E)
Mumbai 400063
Tel. No. 28400439, 28401190

14

Mr. Pramod Kumar Gupta


Chartered Accountant
5/60, WEA, Karol Bagh,
New Delhi 110005
Tel. No. 25724442, 9811010675
Fax. No. 24677498

15

Mr. Sudhir Kankaria


S.Kankaria & Co.
Chartered Accountant
11-A, Big Street
Kilpauk Garden Road

Chennai 600010
Tel. No. 044-26224327
16

Shri G. Raghavan
Chartered Accountant
116-A, Pocket-I, Phase-I,
Mayur Vihar,
Delhi- 110 091.
Tel. No. 011-22755141, 9350209015

PANEL OF ARBITRATORS (ENGINEERS)


1

Mr. G.S. Tawarmalani


Retd. D .G. (Works), CPWD
A-321, Shivalik, Near Malviya Nagar
New Delhi 110014
Tel 26672997, 55726313, 9810173681
Email: gs_tawarmalani@yahoo.com, tawarmalani@indiatimes.com

Mr. V.R. Vaish


Retd. D.G. (Works), CPWD
S-19, Panchsheel Park,
New Delhi- 110 017.
Tel. 26441051, 26433041

Mr. O.P.Goel
Retd. D.G. (Works), CPWD
B-XI/8091, Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi- 110 070.
Tel. 26899857, 26133822

Mr. P.B. Vijay


Retd. D.G. (Works), CPWD
A/39-B, D.D.A. Flats,
Munirka,
New Delhi - 67
Tel. 26107972, 26109538

Mr. R.A. Goel


Consulting Engineer & Advocate, Supreme Court
H.No. 630, Sector-16A,
Faridabad-121 002
(Haryana).
Tel. 95129- 28288970, 28280968

Mr. K.D. Bali


Retd. D.G. (Works), CPWD
S-147, Panch Shila Park,
New Delhi- 110 017.
Tel. 26018956 (O) 26013463I 26014305 (Fax)

Shri Vinod Kumar Tyagi


Engineer-in-Chief &
Head of Deptt (Retd.)
U.P. Irrigation Deptt.,
217, Saket,
Meerut 250001 U.P.
Tel. No. 95121- 2653202 I,

Fax. No. 95121 2665133

95121 -2644133 (O)

Shri Sant Bhushan Lal


Chief Engineer (Retd.)
C 5/21, Ground Floor,
Vasant Kunj
New Delhi - 110070
Tel. No. 26899291,
M-9810040310, 011-20546363 , 9868844483 (Mobile)
Fax. No. 26899898
E. MAIL santbhushanlal@yahoo.co.in, sbhushan_lal@vsnl.net

Shri L.R. Gupta


Former Director General of Works
C.P.W.D.,
627, Sector-A,
Pocket C,
Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi 110070.
Tel. No. 26896420, 9871932725

10

Shri Keshav Saran


Former Chairman and Managing Director
(Engineers India Limited)
151, Raja Garden,
New Delhi 110015
Tel. No.25455408, 9312564663

11

Shri Basant Kumar


Former Addl. Secretary, Govt. of India
Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts,
DX-160, Kendriya Vihar
Sector 56, GURGAON 122 003.
Tel No. 95124-2572107, 98108 00313 (M

12

Shri Dharm Pal


Engineer-in-Chief (Retd.)
HP PWD (B&R)
B 4, Knollswood Estate,
Shimla 171 002.
Tel No. 0177-22620409 I

13

Mr. Inder Mohan Singh


Chief Engineer, CPWD(Retd.)
C- 447, Sheikh Sarai, Phase I
New Delhi 110017
41864151, 20613314
E-mail imsingh@gmail.com

14

Shri Kul Bhushan Rai


Chief Engineer (Retd.)
9218/C - 9, Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi - 110 070.
Tel.No. 26137088, 26897760 (O)

15

Mr. Ramniwas Lahoti


Chief Engineer (Retd)
Kanchan, 21/282, Mathur Colony
GUNA 473001 (M.P)

Tel. No. 07542-502725 (R)


16

Mr. N. R. Rao
Chartered Engineer
N R Associates
301, Saipriya Apartments
Jayanagar, Gudimalkapur
Mehdipatnam
Hyderabad 500028
Tel. No. 040- 23533641, 9391033100
Fax. No. 040 23539025

17

Mr. Ravi Kumar Sood


C-402, Sushant Lok I
Gurgaon
Haryana 122002
Tel. No. 95124-4049402, 9811306671
E-mail JAJJU@Hotmail.com

18

Mr. Sajan
Chief Engineer, DDA
15/33, West Patel Nagar

New Delhi 110008


Tel. No. 25889676, 42488338
19

Mr. J.P. Shukla


Managing Director
Rail Vikas Nigam Limited
C-2/10, Safdurjung Development Area
Aurobindo Marg
New Delhi 110016
Tel. No. 26523333,
Fax. No. 26534083
E.Mail jpshukla@rvnl.org

20

Mr. Madan Mohan Sangal


Former Director & Chief Engineer
Rural Engineering Services, U.P.
Flat No- 15A12,
Tower No.15A, ATS Greens Village
Sector-93A (Expressway)
Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Tel No. : 9868258249, 9871771223
E-mail.: mmsangal@yahoo.com

21

Mr. Gulzar Singh


T-11/3, DLF city
Phase III,
Gurgaon 122002

Tel. No. 9811140739, (0124) 2566422


22

Mr. M.C. Panda


Former Addl. D.G., DGS& D
DDA, SFS Flat No. 151
Sector-22, Phase-I,
Pocket-I, Dwarka,
New Delhi- 110 075.
Tel. No. 011-28051149, 9999008545,9818083701

23

Shri Vishnu Dutt Gautam


Civil Engineer
B-44, Jalvayu Vihar,
Pocket-P-4, Plot -8
Greater Noida- 201308
Distt. Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.).
Tel. No. 0120-2340944 , 9811688128

24

Shri Kanwar Vijay Kumar Bhargav


B-405, Preana Apptt.(CGSH),
Sector -10, Plot No-13,
Dwarka,
New Delhi 110 075.
Tel No.- 011-42760242, 9811415353

25

Shri Ramesh Chander Grover


H-15, Vaishno Devi Marg
Lajpat Nagar- II
New Delhi- 110 024
Tel. No.- 011-29815585,9811214045
Fax No.-011-41722706

PANEL OF ARBITRATORS( MARITIME EXPERTS)


1

Mr. R.S. Saran


Former Chief Controller,
Ministry of Surface & Transport
H.No. 34, Bahu Bali,
Karkarduma,, Delhi-110 092.

Mr. K. Parthasarathi
Director Department of Fertilizer,
Govt. of India
B7/217, Kendriya Vihar
PH Road, Vellapanchavadi
Chennai 600077
Tel. No. 914455445469/26494503

Dr. (Capt.) Ravi Kumar Sishta


Master Mariner
34, Vayupuri
Secunderabad (A.P.) 500094
Tel. No. 27112758/27110643

PANEL OF CONCILIATORS
1

Honble Shri Justice R.L. Gupta (Retd)

Honble Mr. Justice H.L. Anand

Honble Mr Justice P.K. Bahri

Mr. K.D. Bali


Retd. D.G. (Works), CPWD
S-147, Panchsheel Park,
New Delhi- 110 017.
Tel. 26018956, 26018953(O) 26013463, 26014305(R)

Shri Harish Chandra


B-761, Sushant Lok - 1
Gurgaon , Haryana - 122011
Tel. No. 95124-2385566, 98100 33845
Fax.No. 95124-2385809

Dr. S.P. Narang


Former Secretary , Institute of Company Secretaries
J-11, Tara Apartments
Alaknanda, Kalkaji
New Delhi. 110019
Tel. 26439882 (R)

Shri Arjun Dev Nagpaul


Advocate, Mumbai High Court,
2nd Floor, Curzon House,
Henry Road, Appollo Bunder,
Mumbai 400 039
Tel. No. : 2855438 (R), 2856973 (R), 2623771 (O), 2624478 (O) 9821022622 (M)
E-Mail : getarjun @hotmail.com

144, Dayanand Vihar


Vikas Marg
Delhi
Tel 22142376
Retd. Judge Delhi High Court
C-4/7 Safderjung Development Area
New Delhi
Retd. Judge, Delhi High Court,
171, Ground Floor,
Jorbagh, New Delhi 110003
Tel. No. 24616576, 24616577
E- mail: fnjpc@alpha.nic.in

Mr. Kurian Mathew


KV 21, Panampilly Nagar,
Cochin- 36, India
Tel. No. 91-484-3210321
9895485676
E-mail.: mail@kurianmathew.com
Web: www.mediationindia.org

Shri Surinder Gandotra


115, Palika Bazar,
Connaught Place,
New Delhi - 110001
Tel.No.: 51328119 (R), 23320725 (O)
Fax. No.: 3730903

10

Mr. M.C. Panda


Former Addl. D.G., DGS& D
DDA, SFS Flat No. 151
Sector-22, Phase-I,
Pocket-I, Dwarka,
New Delhi- 110 075.
Tel. No. 011-28051149, 9999008545,9818083701

PANEL OF CONCILIATORS (TRAINERS )


1

Shri Ch. G. Krishnamurthy


Plot No. 512/A/2, Road No. 31
Jubliee Hills
Hyderabad
Tel. 040-24745165 (R.O.), 23543622

Mr. B.K. Saxena


Deputy General Manager,
Shipping Corpn. of India
Training Institute, Adi Shankaracharya Marg
52-C, MUMBAI

Mr. B.S. Sekhon


Retd. Law Secretary, Government of India
170, Madhuvan
Delhi 110092
Te. No. 22544094, 52445194, 52445195, 52445796
Fax. No. 52445194 52445195, 52445796

Prof. V. Nageswara Rao


Former Head, Department of Law, Osmania University
Plot No. 37, Balaji Enclave,
Kalyanpuri, Uppal,
Hyderabad 500039
Tel. No. 27204776

Shri Basant Kumar


Former Addl. Secretary, Govt. of India
Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts,
DX-160, Kendriya Vihar
Sector 56, GURGAON 122 003.
Tel No. 95124-2572107, 98108 00313 (M)

Shri P. Anantharam
Chief Engineer (MES) Retd.
No. 9 Pyramid Complex
Oppo. Vanaprastha, KTN Palayam
Vadavalli, COIMBATORE 641041 (TN)
Tel. No. 0422-2400195, 09344607951

Shri B.P. Jayakar


Advocate High Court of Karnataka
203, B Wing, II Floor
Mittal Tower, M.G. Road
Banglore - 560001
Tel. 080-25270667(R), 25598894(O)
Fax.080-25582772

Shri B.B. Badwal


F-204, Dora Enclave, Army Colony, Sector 9,
Nerul, Navi Mumbai 400706
Tel. 9820369739

Shri N. Subramanian
Partner Subramanian & Swaminathan
New 19 (10) Bawa Road, Ground Floor,
Alwerpet,
Channai 600018
Tel. No./Fax.No. 24996775, 24671713

10

Shri D.T. Palekar ( Sh.Palekar Dattatray Tulsidas)


B.Com., LL.B.
2nd Floor, Old Oriental Building
65, M.G. Road
Opp. Hong Kong Bank
Fountain, Mumbai 400023
Tel. No. 22670252, 56340198

11

Shri Ashwinie Kumar Bansal


Advocate, Supreme Court.
Arbitration Chambers
B- 47, Lajpat Nagar,
Near Defence Colony Fly-over
New Delhi - 110024
Tel 29818558, 29818653
Fax. (91-11) 26919528

12

Shri Ramesh .M. Agrawal


Advocate High Court, Mumbai
33/A, Kanta Apartments
Pant Nagar, Ghatkopar (E)
Mumbai - 400075
Tel No. 9322515224, 9821356925, 56337546

13

Shri C. Venkataraman
Advocate
Flat B-1, Sriji Apartments
25, Rajasekharan Street
Mylapore, Cheenai- 600004
Tel 044-28530066 (R)

14

Dr. N.R.. Sivaswamy


Vipanchika
Plot No. 113,
House No. 1038, Road No. 10, Jubilee Hills
Hyderabad- 500033
Tel (040) 23546824, 23607536

15

Shri A.K. Nayar


Woodways Governor India Pvt. Ltd.
Mathura Road, Ballabhgarh
Harayana
Tel 95129 2232840/41, 2231759/60
Fax. 95129 2232842

16

Shri C. Hari Shankar


Advocate
46, Bank Enclave, Lakshmi Nagar,
Delhi - 110092
Tel 22243574, 22427849

17

Shri N.K. Pathak


Sheth A.G. Charity Trust
University School of Law
Gujrat University, Near Dada Saheb Phalke
Uni. Campus, Navrang pura
Ahmedabad 380009

18

Ms. Jyotsna Yagnik K. Rathod


Advocate
A-104 Avani Complex,
Opp. Naranpura Bus Terminus, Naranpura,
Ahmedabad- 380013

19

Shri R.P. Bansal


Grain Market
Pundri, Haryana
Tel. 01746/87057

20

Mr. Ghanshyam Singh


Prof. Law, Delhi University
E-213, Sarita Vihar , New Delhi
Mr. Ghanshyam Singh
Prof. of Law, NALSAR
NALSAR Campus, Justice City,
Shameerpet, Rangareddi District.
Hyderabad, A.P.

21

Prof. (Mrs.) Lakshmi Jambholkar


Prof. of Law, Delhi University
A-63, Mount Kailash, SFS Flats
East of Kailash
New Delhi - 110065
Tel. 26466452 (R)

22

Mr. S.M. Vaish


Consultant, Mgt. System, Arbitration, Engineering, Railways
416 Tower II , East of Kailash
New Delhi- 110065
Tel. 26424833, Fax. No. 26443893

23

Prof. B. Errabi
Professor of Law
Campus Law Centre
University of Delhi
Delhi
Tel 27257725/425

24

Dr. S. Narayanan
Advocate, Supreme Court
A/20, Press Enclave
Delhi -110017
Tel 26863366

25

Shri R.S. Ahuja


Chartered Accountant
C-353, Defence Colony,
New Delhi 110024
Tel. No. 24333944, 45,46
Fax. No. 24333947
E-mail : rsa@rsahujaco.com

26

Shri R.K. Vasdev


928/Sector 17
Faridabad
Haryana
Tel. No. 95129-2297721, 9810025240

27

Shri V. Nagraj
Asst. Professor
National School of Law India University
Nagarbhaci, No. 7201
Bangalore,
Tel. 080-23303160, Fax. 080- 23387858

28

Shri Amal Kumar Ghosh


F.C.A
13/3/4B, Swinhoe Street
Calcutta
Tel. 033-24409181, 9831499284
E-mail : anmal_k_ghosh_13@hotmail.com

29

Shri J. Dasaradhi
Disst. & Sessions Judge Grade 1 (Retd)
Advocate, High Court
102, Prithvi Apartments
D.No. 1-1-214/2, Vivek Nagar
Chikkadpally
Hyderabad - 20
Tel. 040-27602254

30

Shri C. Acuthan
Earnest House
14th Floor,
194, Nariman Point,
Mumbai - 400 021.

31

Ms. Aparna Mukerjee Vasu


II Cross Street
Karpagam Gardens, Adyar
Madras

32

Dr. P.C. Juneja

Principal
P.S. D. Girls Law college,
Kanya Guukul, Khanpur
Distt Sonepat, Haryana
Tel. No. 01263-283723

Panel of Experts
1

Mr. K.D. Bali


Retd. D.G. (Works), CPWD
S-147, Panchsheel Park,
New Delhi- 110 017.
Tel 26018956, 26018953 (O), 26013463, 26014305

Mr. C.K. Tikku


Retd. Chairman, CBDT Govt. of India
B-44, Pushpanjali,
Vikas Marg Extn, New Delhi - 110 092.
Tel. 22374561

Mr. D.B. Lal


Retd. Member, CBDT Govt. of India
358, Sector- 28,
NOIDA.

Mr. T.N. Pandey


Retd. Chairman , CBDT, Govt. of India
Super Deluxe Flats,
Flat No. 20-B, Sector 15A,
NOIDA.

Mr. B. Bhattacharya
Dean, I.I.F.T
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Bhawan,
Qutab Institutional Area,
New Delhi- 110 016.

Mr. R.L Varshney


Retd. Addl. D.G. I.I.F.T
G-124, Kalkaji,
New Delhi.

Dr. N.R. Sivaswamy


Retd. Chairman, CBDT Govt. of India
VIPANCHIKA
Plot No. 113, Door No. 1038
Road No. 10
Jubilee Hills,
Hyderabad- 500 033.
Tel. 040-23546824, 23607536
e-mail: nrsswamy@d2.dot.net.in

8
.

Shri B.B. Badwal


F-204, Dora Enclave, Army Colony, Sector 9,
Nerul, Navi Mumbai 400706
Tel. 9820369739

Dr. A.N. Saksena


Ph.D(Economics)
261, Vigyapan Lok,
Mayur Vihar, Phase I
Delhi 110091
Tel. 22711212, 22716869
Mobile 9810138449
e-mail: ans47@hotmail.com

ARBITRATORS - GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBERS


S. No.

Name & Address

Honble Dr. H. R. Bhardwaj


Union Minister for Law & Justice,
Chairman, ICADR
14 , Tughlak Road
New Delhi 110011
Tel No. 23015046 (R) ,23387557 (Min)
23384567 (Min), 23381165 (Min)
23070045 (Min),
Tel. No. 23794415 (O), 23016233 (O)
Fax: 23384241

Mr. B.S. Saluja


Former Member, ITAT
Secretary General , ICADR
BJ-66, West Shalimar Bagh
Delhi 110 088
Tel. No.
Tel. No. 26139704 (O), 27470516 (R), 27476249 (R)
Mobile No. 9810099311
Fax No. 2613705(O)

Mr . CH . G .Krishnamurthy
Treasurer, ICADR
ICADR,
10th Floor, Gagan Vihar Building
M.J. Road, Nampally
Hyderabad
Tel.No. 040 24745165, 24731514 (O)
Fax No. 040 - 24745165(O)
Residence
Mr . CH . G .Krishnamurthy
Treasurer, ICADR
Plot No . 512/A/2 ,
Road No . 31
Jubilee Hills ,
Hyderabad- 500034
Tel. No. 040 23543622 (R)

Mr. Praveen Agarwal


Advocate,
M/s. Agarwal Jetley & Co.
A2/78, Safdarjung Enclave
New Delhi 110029
Tel. No. 26161002 (O), 26161003 (O), 26161008 (O)
Tel. No. 25261779 (R)
Fax No. 26162612(O)
E-mail: ajcdelhi@vsnl.com

Mr. M.S. Ahluwalia


Deputy Chairman,
Planning Commission of India
Yojna Bhawan
Sansad Marg
New Delhi 110001
Tel No. 23096677(O), 23096688(O)

Shri Altaf Ahmed


Former Addl. Solicitor General
4-D, Sagar Apartments,
Tilak Marg,
New Delhi 110001
Tel No. 23384486 (O), 23386258 (R), 23385166, 23385766
Fax No. 23386258(R)

Mr. Milon K . Banerji


Attorney General of India
F 19 , Maharani Bagh
New Delhi - 110065
Tel No. 26912552 (R), 26834845 (R)
Fax No. 26824479(R)

Mr . Ashwinie Kumar Bansal


Advocate, Arbitration Consultant,
Office
B 47 , Lajpat Nagar - 1
Near Defence Colony Fly over
New Delhi 110024
Tel No. 29818653
Residence-cum-office
Mr . Ashwinie Kumar Bansal
Advocate, Arbitration Consultant,
187, Advocates Society
Sector 49-A
Chandigarh.
Mobile No. 9810270795 (M), 9417013727
Tel No. 0172-3099006
E-mail: Bansalji@vsnl.com

Mr . Sarvesh Chandra
Former Chairman, FERA Board
KUNDANSHREE
House No. 338 A, South Avenue
Sector 15 A,
Noida 201301
Dist: Gautam Budh Nagar(U.P.)
Tel No. 951202-512555 (R)
Mobile No. 9811055501
E-mail: Ssassociates@india.com

10

Mr . M . Chandrasekharan
Sr. Advocate
46 , Bank Enclave
Delhi 110092
Tel No. 22243574 (R), 22427849 (R)
Fax No. 22243574(R)

11

Mr . S . K . Chawla
Chief Engineer CPWD(Retd)
549, Mount Kailash Apartments,
Tower No. 3,
East of Kailash,
New Delhi 110065
Tel No. 29956890, 29956450(O), 29958747(O), 26221177 (R)
Fax No. 26087661(R)

12

Mr. R.L. Meena


Former Vice Chairman,
Law Commission
Flat No. 753,
Chandanwari Apartments
Sector 10, Plot No. 8
Dwarka
New Delhi
Mobile No. 9868601397
Tel No. 45574005 (R )

13

Mr. Harish Narula


President (Corporate)
Lupin Ltd.
4th Floor, World Trade Tower
Barakhamba Avenue
New Delhi 110001.
Residence
Mr. Harish Narula
President (Corporate)
Lupin Ltd.
D- 70 , Gulmohar Park
New Delhi 110049
Tel No. 23411913, 23411747, 23413038, 23412094 (O)
Tel No. 26527740, 26853564 (R)
Fax : 23412103 (O)
E-mail: hnlupin@ndf.vsnl.net.in

14

Mr. K . Parasaran,
Sr. Advocate & Former Attorney General of India
R - 20 , Greater Kailash -I
New Delhi - 110048
Tel No. 26224765 (O), 26224319 (R)
Fax No. 26478228 (O)

15

Dr . P . C . Rao
Former Law Secretary, Govt. of India
Member, The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea,
H. No 8-2-293/82/HH/12/2
Road No. 12 (Old)
Road No 1(New)
Adjacent to M.C.H. Lake
Banjara Hills
Hyderabad 500034
Tel No. 040- 23308707(O)
Fax No. 040- 23398117 (O)

16

Mr . A . K . Rungta
Former President, FICCI
225 - D , Acharya Jagdish Bose Road
Kolkata - 700020
Tel No. 033 22478071, 22470253, 22474107(O)
Fax No. 22402439 (O)

17

Mr . D . C . Singhania
Advocate
Singhania & Co.
G-107, 10th Floor,
Himalaya House
23 Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi 110001
Tel No. 23318300(O),23731400(O), 23312572(O), 26193841(R), 26194700(R)
FARM HOUSE : 26802033
Fax No. 26191218(R), 26195116(R), 23313383(R)

18

Mr. A.C.C. Unni


Former Judicial Member, CEGAT
Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India
AI-15(100-C)
Shanti Colony
Anna Nagar,
Chennai 600040
Tel No. 0091-44-26192641, 0091-44-26194977
E-mail: accuman@usa.net

19

Mr . K . K . Venugopal,
Sr. Advocate
SHANTHA
A - 144 , Neeti Bagh
New Delhi - 110049
Tel No. 26855666(O), 26855777(O), 26855666(R), 26855777(R)
Fax No. 26864266(O), 26864266(R)

20

Shri Suman Jyoti Khaitan


Advocate
Suman Khaitan & Co.,
W-13, West Wing, G.K. Part -II,
New Delhi 110048
Tel No. 41639538, 32964341, 32966878
Fax No. 29217108
E-mail :Suman@khaitanco.com , Del@kahitanco.com

21

Mr. Sardar Ali


Advocate
2752, Kucha Chillan,
Darya Ganj,
Delhi.
Office
Mr. Sardar Ali
Advocate
Room No. 101, Ashoka Hotel
New Delhi
Tel No. 23287286
Mobile No.9313061464

22

Dr. K.S. Chauhan


Advocate
45-D, Vijay Mandal Enclave
Hauz Khas,
New Delhi 110016
Tel No. 26515577, 26861619 (R)
Mobile No. 9811024557

23

Shri Balwant Singh Sekhon


Ex. Law Secretary, Govt. of India
Former Vice Chairman, CAT
C-170, Madhuban,
Delhi 110092
Tel. No. 22544094, 52445194, 52445195, 52445796
Fax No. 52445194, 52445195, 52445796

24

Mr. Om Prakash Sharma


Advocate
162 Vaishali , Pitampura
Delhi 110088
Tel No.27311107
Mobile No. 9810819182

25

Mr. T.S. Oberoi


Judicial Member, CAT (Retd)
G-67, East of Kailash
New Delhi 110065
Tel No. 26821319 (R)
Fax : 26842421

26

Shri Madan Mohan Sharma


G. M. (Law), MTNL
Room No. 423,
Khurshid Lal Bhawan
Janpath
New Delhi 110050
Residence
Shri Madan Mohan Sharma
General Manager, Law, MTNL
494, Hawa Singh Block
Asiad Village ,
New Delhi 110 049.
Tel No. 23325203 (O), 26492727 (R)
Fax: 23738298

27

Shri Harish Chandra


Former D.G. (Works), CPWD
B-761, Sushant Lok Phase 1
Gurgaon ,
Haryana 122011
Tel No. 951242385566
Mobile No. 9810033845
Fax: 23850809

28

Mrs. Lakshmi Swaminathan


Former Vice- Chairperson,
Central Administrative Tribunal,
Waterfalls,
J-29, South Extension Part I,
New Delhi 110 049.
Tel No. 26403610, 24634980

29

Mr. T.K. Vishwanathan


Law Secretary,
Ministry of Law and Justice, Department of Legal Affairs,
Shastri Bhawan
New Delhi
Residence:
Mr. T.K. Vishwanathan
Law Secretary
Ministry of Law and Justice
AB-16, Pandara Road
New Delhi - 110003
Tel No. 23384777, 23382902 (O)

30

Dr. K.N. Chaturvedi


Secretary, Legislative Department
M/o. Law and Justice
C-I/11, Pandara Park
New Delhi 110003
Tel No. 23384617, 23074385 (O), 23382733 (R )

31

Dr. J.P. Mishra


A.D.G. (CDN)
ICAR
Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan I
Room No. 324
Pusa Road
New Delhi.
Tel No. 25848084, 23382146

32

Ms. Moksh Mahajan


218 B, SFS Flats,
Gulmohar Enclave
New Delhi
Mobile No. 981180901
Tel No. 426602525

33

Sh. Ashok Sharma


Chief General Manager (Law),
MMTC Ltd.,
J-12/22, 3rd Floor, Rajouri Garden,
New Delhi 110 003.
Mobile No. 9810174168
Tel No. 24392148(O)24362200(O) Extn. 1455 / 24366275/0724, 25161914(R)

THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ICADR)


Regional Centre, Hyderabad
PANEL OF ARBITRATORS/CONCILIATORS

1. Persons trained by ICADR as Arbitrators/Conciliators


1.

Prof.V.Nageswara Rao
Plot No.37, Balaji Enclave, Kalyanpuri, Uppal, Hyderabad - 500 039
Phone 27204776
Particulars : Former Head, Department of Law, Osmania University. Expert in Law of Evidence, ADR methods.
Member, Advisory Council, ICADR, Hyderabad. Participated in international Seminars/Workshops on ADR.

2.

Shri T.Venkatappa
10-3-3/31, East Marredpally, Secunderabad-500 026
Particulars: Former Vice-President, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal. Wide experience in civil and criminal law,
besides taxation laws.

3.

Shri J.Venkateswarlu
12, Master Sai Apartments, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-500 082
Phone 23312442, 23396336
Particulars: Chartered Accountant

4.

Shri A.Venku Reddy


Plot No.96, Road No.16, Snehapuri Colony, Sri Ramakrishna Puram, Hyderabad-500 035
Particulars: Former Member, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal. Formerly District &Sessions Judge. Currently
Chairman of Land Grabbing Tribunal of Andhra Pradesh. Wide experience in civil matters, particularly family
matters.

5.

Shri R.Venkatesan
IA & AS (Retd.)
Secretary to Government of India
Flat No.6, Sri Krishna Kripa, 11, 3rd Cross Street, CIT Colony, Mylapore, Chennai-600 004
Phone 044-24997977
Particulars: Wide experience in Auditing & Accounting procedures.

2. Judges(Retd.)
1.

Honble Mr. Justice K.Jayachandra Reddy


F-14, Meghana Paradise, Ishaq Colony, Hyderabad 500 003
Phone 27819595
Particulars: Retired Judge, Supreme Court of India. Chairman, Press Council of India. Wide experience in
arbitration matters.

2.

Honble Mr. Justice K.Ramaswamy


H.No: 1043, Shyamala Sadan, Street No.14, Advocates Colony, Domalguda, Hyderabad-500 029
Phone 27631235
Particulars: Retired Judge, Supreme Court of India. Currently Member of National Human Rights Commission. An
experienced Arbitrator.

3.

Honble Mr. Justice Y.V.Anjaneyulu


571, Sai Srinilayam, Road No.92, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-500 033
Phone 23553456, 27562755
Particulars: Retired Judge, Andhra Pradesh High Court. Former Member, Law Commission of India and Senior
Advocate, Supreme Court of India. Wide experience in arbitration matters.

4.

Honble Mr. Justice Upendralal Waghray


Shrivar 130, Road No.10, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-500 033
Phone 23548283
Particulars: Retired Judge, Andhra Pradesh High Court. Former Chairman, Andhra Pradesh Administrative
Tribunal. Wide experience in civil & land acquisition matters.

5.

Honble Mr. Justice D.H.Nasir


F-503, Moghal Heights, Opp. Military Auditorium, Mehidipatnam, Hyderabad-500 028
Phone 23520456
Particulars: Retired Judge, Andhra Pradesh High Court. An experienced Arbitrator.

6.

Honble Mr. Justice T.N.C.Rangarajan


Blue Lotus, # 103 (Second Floor), 8-2-332/1/A/1,2,3,4, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad-500 034
Phone 23546787
Particulars: Retired Judge, Andhra Pradesh High Court. Wide experience in civil matters and arbitration.

7.

Honble Mr. Justice K.Narayana Kurup


Pulleppadi, Ernakulam, Cochin-682 018
Kerala, India
Tel/Fax: +91 484 369163

Particulars: Served as Judge of Kerala High Court (1992-2000); Senior most Judge of Madras High Court
(Nov.2000); Acting Chief Justice for a short period; retired on 13-12-2001.
8.

Honble Mr. Justice T.Ranga Rao


401, Sri Vaikunta Niwas, Plot No.8-3-677/C, Navodaya Colony, Yellareddyguda, Srinagar Colony, Hyderabad-500
073
Phone 23751039
Particulars: Served as Judicial Officer in various capacities for more than 25 years and dealt with several matters
relating to various subjects. Appointed as Judge of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh on 17-7-1996 and retired on
1-1-1999.

9.

Honble Shri D.V.R.S.G.Dattatreyulu


Flat No.204, Konark Towers, Main Road, Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad-500 036
Phone 040-24151577; Cell No. 9440891577
Particulars: Retired Judicial Member, Central Administrative Tribunal (Judge). Worked in several States. Wellexperienced in arbitration matters.

3. Administrators
1.

Shri K.Madhava Rao, IAS (Retd.)


Plot No.117, Road No.3, West Marredpally, Secunderabad-500 026
Particulars: Former Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Wide interest in Administrative & Civil
matters. Currently Chairman, State Election Commission of Andhra Pradesh.

2.

Shri K.V.Natarajan, IAS (Retd.)


Plot No.52, Road No.5, Upstairs: Oriental Bank of Commerce, Jubilee Hills,
Hyderabad-500 033
Phone 23608013 Cell No.98495-05218
Particulars: Vigilance Commissioner (Retd.). Experience in vigilance matters with an eye on details for conciliation.

3.

Shri K.Obayya, IAS (Retd.)


90, Shalivahana Nagar, Hyderabad-500 073
Phone 23746515
Particulars: Retired as Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh

4.

Dr. P.L. Sanjeev Reddy, IAS (Retd.)


B-20, Stone Valley Apartments
8-2-416, Road No.4
Banjara Hills
Hyderabad-500 034
Phone No. 23354000
Particulars:Held various sensitive, responsible, challenging and top level assignments in different fields.
Specialised mainly in the fields of Industry, Finance, International Trade and Commerce and Development
Administration including Social Development.
Won several National Awards for managerial excellence, productivity enhancement, trade promotion and for
outstanding contribution towards investment and cause of industrial promotion, technology transfer etc.
In the year 2002, he was awarded Golden Peacock Award instituted by the Institute of Directors London for
Excellence in Public Service by H.E. P.C. Alexander, Governor of Maharashtra at Mumbai.

5.

Shri Ch.Radhakrishna Murthy


Lakshmi Nivasam, Harithasa, 5/3RT, LIGH, Vijayanagar Colony, Hyderabad-500 057
Particulars: Engineer-in-Chief (Retd.), Irrigation & Administration, Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Wide experience in Government contracts, construction of Buildings, Roads, Dams. An experienced Arbitrator.

6.

Shri A.Raghavendra Rao


Flat 7D, Block 4, Kences Brindavan, No.142, Poonamalle High Road, Chennai-600 010
Phone 044-28235389, 28284146
Particulars: Worked as Commissioner of Income-tax, Chairman of Settlement Commission etc. Presently working

as Administrator of MCC Finance Ltd. and Synergy Financial Exchange Ltd., an appointment made by Madras High
Court.
7.

Shri Balaswamy Akala


Chairman-cum-Managing Director,
CMPDI (A Subsidiary of Coal India Limited), Ranchi.
Permanent Address: 17/4, 1st Main Road, Sri Mahalaxmi Apartments, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai 600 020
(Tamil Nadu)
Phone 044-24415068
Particulars:
Qualifications: B.E.(Mining) 1965 from College of Engineering, Guindy, Madras;
Colliery Managers Certificate of Competency from DGMS, Dhanbad;
Member of Professional bodies such as (1) MGMI (2) Institution of Engineers India and (3) National Institute of
Personnel Management.
Served in various capacities in the coal sector for 38 years. Worked as CEO of two Public Sector Coal companies.
Received many national awards for productivity, safety and administrative excellence in the coal sector.

4. Professors in Law
1.

Prof. K. Gupteswar
LL.M., Stanford University School of Law, Stanford, USA.
M.L., Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
Flat GF 1, Viswakala Apartments, 8-4-66/1(1) Prasanti Nagar, Doctors Colony, Peda Waltair, Visakhapatnam 530
017
Phone 0891-2543904
Particulars: Worked as Chairman (Dean), Faculty of Law, Andhra University. Recipient of awards for excellence in
Legal Education.

2.

Prof.V.Krishnamachary
Flat No.13,Krupa Deep Apartments III, Suryanagar Enclave, Neredmet Road, Secunderabad-500 056
Particulars: Former Head, Department of Law, Osmania University, Hyderabad

3.

Dr.K.V.S. Sarma
Flat No.203, Block F, Majestic Mansion, Shyamlal Building , Begumpet, Hyderabad - 500 016
Phone 27763639 Cell No.94405 20285
Particulars: Professor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and Faculty Member, P.G.Diploma in A.D.R.

4.

Dr. M.Sridharacharyulu
Flat No.104, Jagadamba Apartments, Near Golconda X Roads, Gandhi Nagar Hyderabad-500 080
Phone 27663008 Cell No. 94400 51018
Particulars: Additional Professor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and Faculty Member, P.G.Diploma in
A.D.R.

5.

Dr.Y.F.Jayakumar
Flat No.21, Sripuri Colony, Opp. Abhinaya Public School, Behind Moulali Railway Quarters,
Secunderabad 500 040
Phone 27061729, 27098928 Cell No. 94405-77129
Particulars: Associate Professor, Osmania University, Hyderabad and Faculty Member, P.G.Diploma in A.D.R.

5. Advocates
1.

Shri V.Venkata Ramanaiah


Road No.51, Plot No.1030, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
Phone 23548624
Particulars: Former Advocate-General of Andhra Pradesh.

2.

Shri Venkat Rao


F-004, Vani Vihar, Street No.5, Habsiguda, Hyderabad-500 007
Phone 27172422
Particulars: Practised as an Advocate from 1959 to 1973. Worked as District & Sessions Judge and Metropolitan
Sessions Judge, Hyderabad between 1976 and 2000. Worked as President of Consumer Redressal Forum,

Hyderabad. Author of a book on Law of Consumer Protection.


3.

Shri M.Gouri Sankara Moorthy


25, SFS Flats, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016
Particulars: Enrolled as an Advocate in the High Court of Madras in 1952. Worked as Member (Judicial), Customs,
Excise and Gold (Control) Appellate Tribunal. Senior counsel in the panel of Ministry of Law, Government of India.

4.

Shri Mohan Rao


H.No.3-4-442/A, Street No.5, Himayatnagar,
Hyderabad-500 029
Phone 27602539
Particulars: Advocate with 25 years of legal experience. Handled successfully many arbitration cases, land
grabbing cases and other civil matters.

5.

Shri C.V.K.Prasad
29-26-126, Jadagam Vari Street, Surya Rao Pet, Vijayawada-520002
Phone 0866-2431732 (Vijayawada)
Particulars: Experienced in Income Tax law for the last 40 years. Acted as Secretary and also as President of Tax
Bar Association of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh.

6.

Shri S.Ravi
Flat No.D, Ist Floor, 8-2-584, Uma Enclave, Road No.9, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500 034
Phone 23355905/906/907 Cell No.98850-25085
Particulars: Advocate & Tax Consultant. Specialisation in Company Law and arbitration matters.

7.

Shri N.Subba Reddy


H.No: 3-6-603, Himayath Nagar, Hyderabad-500 029
Phone 27637588
Particulars: Senior Advocate. Specialisation in arbitration matters.

8.

Shri M.S.Ramachandra Rao


Flat No. 203, Thomas Prabhu Reliance Complex, Opp: Dr. P. Siva Reddy Eye Clinic, Himayathnagar, , Hyderabad500 029
Phone 23221181
Particulars: Studied LL.M. from University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England. Gold Medallist. Experienced in civil
and criminal matters. Acted as Arbitrator/Conciliator in complicated cases.

9.

Shri J.V.Prasad
H.No. 3-4-874/1/A/5, Barkatpura, Hyderabad-500 027
Phone 27561598, 55536800
Particulars: Senior Standing Counsel for Income Tax Department

10. Dr.P.Bhaskara Mohan


Flat No.001, Ground Floor, 2-2-16, Sri Sai Residency, Durgabhai Deshmukh Colony, Bagh Amberpet, Near Osmania
University Campus, Lifeline Hospital Lane, Hyderabad-500 013
Phone 27426066, 21557415, Cell No.92463-47769
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate since 1986. Faculty Member for P.G.Diploma in A.D.R. Part-time Teaching
Faculty in P.G.College of Law, Osmania University, Hyderabad. Well experienced in Corporate, Constitutional and
Arbitration Law.
11. Shri M.Y.K.Rayudu
No. 1136/3/A/1, New Nallakunta, Hyderabad-500 044
Phone 27568265
Particulars: Enrolled as an Advocate in 1962. Worked as Government pleader for Andhra Pradesh Administrative
Tribunal from January 1995 to December 1995. Government pleader for arbitration in High Court of Andhra Pradesh
from January 1996 to December 2000.
12. Shri M.V.R.Narasimha Charya
Flat No.21, Tirumala Towers, Golconda Crossroads, Behind Subash Talkies, Hyderabad

Phone 27612678
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate since 1956.
13. Shri K.V.Subrahmanya Narsu
Flat No.002, Manohar Apartments, Vidyanagar, Hyderabad
Phone 27619679
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate for over 35 years.
14. Shri V.Parabrahma Sastry
2-2-1105/1, F-407, Balaji Arcade, Tilaknagar, Hyderabad-500044
Phone 27567081
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate for over 35 years.
15. Shri Srinivasa Reddy P.
16-2-705, Ist Floor, Reddy Buildings, Besides Chandana Bros., Malakpet, Hyderabad
Phone 24076163
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate since 1988.
16. Shri Siva
Flat No. 413 B, Brindavan Apartments, Niloufer Hospital Road, Red Hills, Hyderabad 500 004
Phone 23312402.
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate since 1993 and Faculty Member for P.G.Diploma in A.D.R.
17. Shri R.Vijaynandan Reddy
2-2-12/A, Durgabai Deshmukh Colony, Ist Left Cross, Hyderabad-500 007
Phone 27427692 / 27427932
Particulars: Enrolled as Advocate in 1985. Worked as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel (19951998). Handling cases for ICICI, IFCI and IDBI.
18. Shri K.V. Simhadri
Plot No. 61, Street No.2, Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad 500 029
Phone 27632274, 27675789
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate since 1987. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute
Resolution. Experienced in Arbitration & Conciliation.
19. Shri P. James
H.No. 3-7-103, Jyothi Colony, 108, Bazar Lane (Near AOC Gate), Secunderabad 500 015
Phone 27740810, Cell No. 98490-90785
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate since 1998. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute
Resolution.
20. Ms. S. Phani Ratna
C/o. Shri S. Surya Prakash Rao, Advocate, 1-9-485/15/B, Lalitha Nagar, Vidya Nagar, Hyderabad 500 044
Phone 27075034, Cell No. 98661-01932
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate since 1998. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute
Resolution.
21. Ms. Shylaja Shastri
Legal Consultants, M/s. Harmony Ventures Pvt. Ltd., Road No. 66, Jubilee Hills Hyderabad 500 044
Phone 23550746, Cell No.98480-23710
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate since 1998. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute
Resolution.
22. Shri M. Ravi
Flat No.05, Subhodaya Apartments, Boggulkunta, Hyderabad-500 001
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate since 1997. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute

Resolution.
23. Shri A. Ravindra
12-2-417/A/15, Jayanagar Colony, Hyderabad 500 028
Phone 23534444, Cell No. 94406-83736
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate since 1995. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute
Resolution.
24. Shri N. Vinesh Raj
1-1-287/19F, Bapunagar, Chikkadpally, Hyderabad 500 020
Phone 27634477, Cell No. 93910-33606
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate since 1987. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute
Resolution.
25. Ms. Veena
5-5-470/5/80, LIG B1 F2, APHB Quarters, Bhagyanagar Colony,M.J. Road, Hyderabad - 500 001.
Phone 24745678, Cell No. 98487-30467
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate since 1997. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute
Resolution.
26. Ms. M . Aruna
1-4-880/2/40/A/1, New Bakaram, Gandhi Nagar, Hyderabad 500 020.
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate since 1994. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute
Resolution.
27. Ms. D. Uma
Amar Chand Sharma Complex, Flat No. 709, S.P. Road, Secunderabad-500 003
Phone 27801487 , 39181487
Particulars: 5 years administrative experience and 8 years experience as an Advocate in the High Court of Andhra
Pradesh. Gold Medalist in P.G.Diploma in A.D.R. for the academic year 2000. Appointed as Arbitrator in contractual
disputes.
28. Shri T.Srihari Baba
20-61, Goutham Nagar, Malkajgiri, Hyderabad 500 047
Cell No.98480-15356
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate since 1988. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute
Resolution.
29. Ms M.T.S. Rani
Flat No. 226, E-Block, Jamuna Arcade (Old Navrang Theatre Complex, Jambagh, Hyderabad 500 095
Phone 24734448, Cell No. 98482-35240
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate since 1990. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute
Resolution.
30. Shri V. Yegneshwar
Flat No.202B, Goutham Towers, Street No.2, Chikadpally, Hyderabad 500 020
Phone 27620997, Cell No. 98481-39301
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate since 1985. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute
Resolution.
31. Ms. Sirajam Munira
H.No. 31/A, New Saidabad Colony, Hyderabad 500 059
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate since 1988. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute
Resolution.
32. Shri Y. Chandrasekhar
Flat No.101, Venkateswara Apartaments, P.S.Nagar, Masab Tank, Hyderabad
Phone 23343227, 23345595

Particulars: Practising as an Advocate since 1987. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute
Resolution.
33. Shri C.S. Surya Prakash Rao
Flat No. 301, Sonali Residency, Raj Bhawan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad 500 082
Phone 23399269
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate since 1996. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute
Resolution.
34. Shri S. Mujib Kumar
16-11-16/T/5, West Prasanth Nagar Colony, Musarambagh, Hyderabad 500 036
Phone 24546088,24542694, Cell No. 93940-67098
Particulars: Practising as an Advocate since 1995. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute
Resolution.
6. Chartered Accountants
1.

Shri D.Seetharamaiah
920, Tilak Road, Hyderabad-500 001
Particulars: Wide experience in Audits of Companies, Public Sector Companies, Ex-Chairman, Tirumala Tirupathi
Devasthanam.

2.

Shri G.S.Madhava Rao


F: 5&7, Hyderabad Business Centre, Hyderguda, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad-500 029
Phone 23237511, 55662727
Particulars: Chartered Accountant with wide experience in Accounts, partnership and tax matters and settlement
of family disputes.

3.

Shri M.Fakruddin
8-1-398A/42/2, Janaki Nagar Colony, Towlichowki, Hyderabad
Phone 23387613, 23387570
Particulars: Chartered Accountant with wide experience in Accounts, partnership and tax matters and settlement
of family disputes.

4.

Shri V.V.S.Sastry
Plot No.1342, Road No.67, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-500 033
Phone 23548140
Particulars: Retired as Senior I.R.S.Officer. Went on deputation to Nigeria. Principal National Academy for Training
of I.R.S.officials at Nagpur. Chartered Accountant with wide experience in accounting matters and resolution of
family disputes.

5.

Shri Y.Raghuram, F.C.A., LL.B.


304, Mount Castle, 6-3-252/A/8, Erramanzil, Hyderabad-500 082
Particulars: Practising as Chartered Accountant since 1983.

6.

Shri Ram Gopal Sarda


213, Paras Chambers, 3-5-890, Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad 500 029
Phone 23223202, 24753491
Particulars: Practising as Chartered Accountant since 1987. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative
Dispute Resolution.

7.

Shri D.V. Jankinath


Flat No. 404, Purushotham Enclave, Anand Nagar Colony, Khairatabad, Hyderabad 500 004
Phone 23397741
Particulars: Practising as Chartered Accountant since 1992. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative
Dispute Resolution.

8.

Shri V.S.V.V.L. Narasimha Rao


3-4-448/1/5, Opp: YMCA, Narayanaguda, Hyderabad 500 027.

Phone 27561987
Particulars: Practising as Chartered Accountant since 1991. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative
Dispute Resolution.
7. Engineers
1.

Shri M.Venkat Rao


Chaitanya, 8-3-318/6/3, Yellareddy Guda, Hyderabad-500 073
Phone 23732396, 23733364
Particulars: Former Chief Engineer, Irrigation Department, Govt.of Andhra Pradesh. On the panel of W.H.O.
Consultant to several engineering firms engaged in construction of dams. Wide experience in settlement of disputes
concerning contracts.

2.

Shri M.Sreerami Reddy


Plot No.339, Road No.23-A, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-500 034
Particulars: Chief Engineer (Retd.). Former Irrigation Advisor, Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Consultant to several engineering firms engaged in construction of dams. Wide experience in settlement of disputes
concerning contracts.

3.

Shri T.Kumara Das


2-2-18/31/C/4 (A-36), Durgabai Deshmukh Colony, Bagh Amberpet, Hyderabad-500 013
Particulars: Worked as Chief Engineer, Central Water Commission & Chairman, Tungabhadra Board. Conducted
arbitration in several disputes.

4.

Shri P.V.Ramana
26, Balaji Enclave, Transport Road, Secunderabad-500 009
Phone 27814086
Particulars:
Qualifications: M.E.(Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore), P.G.Diploma in ADR.
Professional Experience: Served in various capacities for 27 years in the Engineering Department, Government of
Andhra Pradesh. Worked as Engineer-in-Chief, Irrigation and CAD Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh
from July 2000 to April 2002.
Expertise: Hydrological, Hydraulic Evaluation of Water Resource/Drainage Projects. Structural Computations
Overview of Civil Engineering Projects. Project Evaluation, Project Management
Proof Design Consultant for Organisations such as HUDA etc.

5.

Shri P.V.Rama Raju


No.270, Road No.9, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-500 033
Phone 23547802
Particulars: Retired as Engineer-in-Chief (Roads & Buildings), Govt. of Andhra Pradesh on 31-5-2001. Experienced
in preparation and implementation of road projects in Andhra Pradesh including World Bank Projects. Current
assignments include Chairman, DRB Contract Package of NHAI, Karnataka State Highways Project, Sole Dispute
Review Expert for NHAI, Member, Arbitration Tribunal for A.P.State Highways Project Contract Packages.

6.

Shri S.N.Huda, B.E. (Civil)


Plot No. 594, Road No.29, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad 500 033
Phone 23608486
Particulars: Held positions as Chief Engineer, P.W.D., Government of Andhra Pradesh, Principal, M.J.College of
Engineering, Hyderabad, Deputy Commissioner, Institute of Administration, Hyderabad.

7.

Shri R.S.Rama Chandra Murty


40, SBI Colony, Municipal No.1116, New Bakaram, Gandhi Nagar, Hyderabad-500 080
Phone 27530709, 27537854, Cell No. 94400-21767
Particulars: Worked as Teacher in an Engineering college. Executed irrigation and building projects in Nigeria and
Siera Leone in Africa. Industrial Consultant.

8.

Shri Satyanarayana Murthy.M


6-3-662/3, Sai Sakti Apartments, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-500 482
Phone 23318877
Particulars: Retired as Chief Engineer, Roads & Buildings, Government of Andhra Pradesh in 1993. Experienced in

arbitration.
9.

Shri M. Narsimloo
33, Saptagiri Nagar Colony, Rethibowli, Mehidipatnam, Hyderabad 500 028
Phone 23514204, 23457756
Particulars: Consultant to several engineering firms engaged in construction of dams. Wide experience in
settlement of disputes concerning contracts. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

10. Shri K.Panduranga Mohan


B.Tech (Civil), C.Eng (I) M.I.E.F.I.V.
Plot No.16, Road No.6, Trimurthy Colony, Mahendra Hills, East Marredpally,
Secunderabad-500 026
Phone 27731607
Particulars: Civil Engineer with experience of 25 years. Approved Valuer of immovable properties for Ministry of
Finance, Government of India, State Bank of India and other banks.
8. Architects
1.

Shri P.J.J.Raju
Architect
J.J.Associates, No. 1-10-82, Ashok Nagar Main Road, Hyderabad-500 020
Phone 27671201, 27671116
Particulars: A reputed and experienced architect.

9. Doctors
1.

Dr.B.Somaraju
Care Hospital, 5-4-199, M.J.Road, Nampally, Hyderabad-500 001
Phone 24745983, 24735465, 24745548
Particulars: Heart Specialist. Management and administration of one of the reputed hospitals of Hyderabad.

2.

Dr.Ch.Vasanth Kumar
201, Hallmark Residency, Aurora Colony, Banjara Hills, Road No.2, Hyderabad-500 034
Phone 55832718
Particulars: Consultant Physician

3.

Dr.Mrs.D.Pushpalatha
Lakshmi Maternity & Nursing Home, 3-6-191/1/1, Urdu Hall galli, Hyderguda, Hyderabad-500 029
Phone 23225692
Particulars: Gynaecologist. Experienced in running a maternity nursing home for last 25 years.

4.

Dr.Mrs.Deepa Shah
A-3, Manjira Residency, Plot No.10, Huda Enclave, Road No.70, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-500 033
Phone 23542732
Particulars: Consultant Physiotherapist

10. Other Practitioners of Arbitration


1.

Shri Amiya Gooptu


Gooptu Court, 7A/1D, Middleton Street, Kolkata-700 071
Phone 033-2479194 (Kolkata)
Particulars: Former Sheriff of Calcutta. Chairman, Everest Group of Industries. Reputed Businessman.

2.

Dr.T.R.Seshadri
6-3-597/A/16, Flat No.101, Harrys Mansion, V.R.Colony, Khairatabad, Hyderabad-500 004
Phone 23391705, Cell No. 98490-25169
Particulars: Corporate Advisor/Management Consultant. Specialisation in Civil Engineering/Large-scale projects.
Recipient of several prestigious awards. Experienced Arbitrator.

3.

Shri K.Vithal Rao


K.V.Rao & Associates
Financial, Engineering & Management Consultants
12-2-417/18, Saradanagar, Hyderabad-500 267
Phone 23536314
Particulars: Worked in senior positions in National Textile Corporation, A.P.Heavy Machinery & Engineering Ltd.
Andhra Pradesh State Trading Corporation Ltd. and A.P.Steels Ltd.

4.

Shri R.Rangarajan
103, Ashraya Apartments, 12-7-273, Mettuguda, Secunderabad-500 017
Particulars: Worked as a Senior Official in Indian Railways and after retirement worked as Member (Admn.),
Central Administrative Tribunal, Hyderabad Bench, Hyderabad from 1993 to 2000.
Phone 27821194

5.

Prof.A.Subba Rao
2-2-18/18/4/13, Indraprastha Colony, Bagh Amberpet, Hyderabad-500 013
Phone 27425521
Particulars: Former Head, Department of English, Osmania University, Hyderabad

6.

Shri S.Ramakrishnan, M.Com, A.I.C.W.A, F.C.S.


1-1-750/A/2, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad-500 080
Phone 27639346
Particulars: Corporate & Financial Consultant. Worked as Company Secretary in multinational corporations.

7.

Shri D.Krishna Reddy


Block 18, Flat No.6, HIG-II, Baghlingampally, Narayanaguda, Hyderabad 500 044
Phone 27640000, 24732166, Cell No.98499-05317
Particulars: Worked as Divisional Accounts Officer (Works), Incharge of contracts and administration related
matters in P.R. and R&B Departments, Govt. of A.P. Now a senior special category Deputy Registrar of Cooperative
Societies, presently working on deputation in A.P.Commission for BCs as special officer, Govt.of A.P. A Post
Graduate in Law and Management. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

8.

Shri P. Nalini Kanth


501,V.S.M.Residency, Opp.SBI, Nallakunta Branch, Hyderabad-500 044
Phone 55833328, Cell No. 98491-33328
Particulars: Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

9.

Mrs. M.V.S. Sita Mahalakshmi


404, Puroshotham Enclave, Anand Nagar Colony, Khairatabad,Hyderabad 500 004
Phone 23397741, Cell No.98495-95185
Particulars: Worked earlier as Law Officer in Canara Bank in Scale I. At present, working as Law Officer in Scale II
in Bank of India. Taught law at National Law School of India University Bangalore. Guest Faculty for P.G.Diploma in
A.D.R.

10. Shri G. V. Srihari Rao


Rashtira Ispat Nigam Ltd, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, Admn. Building, Visakhapatnam 530 031
Phone 0891-2518613
Particulars: Manager, Legal Affairs. Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
11. Shri B. Kameswara Prasad
Flat No. 201, D.S.Enclave, 12-13-477, Street No.1, Lane No. 5, Tarnaka, Secunderabad 500 017
Phone 27000316, Cell No. 98480-28364
Particulars: Deputy General Manager(Finance) cum Company Secretary, Pitti Laminations Pvt. Ltd. Completed
Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
12. Ms. Bandaru Sandhya Rani
Flat No. 403, Padmaja Plaza, Near Secunderabad Nursing Home, West Marredpally, Secunderabad 500 026
Phone 27702141,27702137
Particulars: Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

13. Shri Ch.B. Narayana Murthy


H.No:5-4-94, Sharadanagar Colony, Vanasthalipuram, Hyderabad-500 070
Phone 24607656, 24020771, Cell No. 98489-92647
Particulars: Manager of legal division of Andhra Pradesh State Cooperative Bank, Hyderabad. Completed Post
Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
14. Ms. Vaishali Kawadkar
5-4-446, Nampally Station Road, Hyderabad 500 001
Phone 24732275
Particulars: Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
15. Shri E.Sukumaran
No.563/3, OCO Compound, St.Johns Road, Secunderabad 500 025
Phone 27832716, 27821208
Particulars: Law Officer in South Central Railway, Secunderabad.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
In order to propagate, promote and popularize the settlement of domestic and international disputes by
different modes of ADR, the ICADR has so far organized 4 International level Conferences on ADR.
1.

Dispute Resolution on 12th and 13th December, 1998 in New Delhi

The International Centre For Alternative Dispute Resolution has organized an International Conference
on ADR in Hotel Intercontinental at New Delhi on 12 th & 13th December, 1998. The Conference was
inaugurated by Honble Dr. Justice A.S. Anand, the then Chief Justice of India. Rt Honble The Lord Cooke of
Thorndon KBE, of the House of Lords was especially invited to address the audience. On the occasion
Rt. Honble the Lord Cooke of Thorndon delivered two special talks on 12 th and 13th December, 1998. The
conference was attended by about 500 persons belonging to various professions including Lawyers, Chartered
Accountants, Company Secretaries and Heads of the Public and Private Sector Undertakings. The delegates
who attended the Conference had come from various States. Honble Judges of the Supreme Court and Delhi
High Court also attended the Conference.
The Conference on December 13, 1998 was organized in collaboration with the Institute of Company
Secretaries of India and the Bar Council of India. Honble Mr. Justice A.M. Ahmadi, Former Chief Justice of
India, inaugurated the Seminar and Mr. Justice D.P. Wadhwa, the then Judge, Supreme Court of India presided
over the Conference. Mr. F.S. Nariman, renowned Senior Advocate was the Chief Speaker on the occasion.
2.

ADR - Conciliation and Mediation on 13th September, 2003 in New Delhi

The International Centre For Alternative Dispute Resolution organized an International level Second
Conference on Dispute Resolution at New Delhi on 13 th September, 2003. Rt. Honble Lady Justice Mary
Howrath Arden, and Rt. Honble Sir Jonathan Hugh Mance, both Lord Justices of Appeal, Court of Appeal,
United Kingdom, were invited to the said Conference. Honble Lady Justice Arden delivered the key-note
address on Arbitration and the Courts. Honble Justice Sir Jonathan Hugh Mance, delivered a special address
on Confidentiality of Arbitrations at the Conference. The conference was inaugurated by Honble Mr. Justice
V.N. Khare, the then Chief Justice of India. The Conference was also addressed by the Honble Chairman,
ICADR, Dr. H.R. Bhardwaj, now Union Minister for Law and Justice, Honble Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti, the
then Chief Justice of India, Honble Mr. Justice Y.K. Sabharwal, the then Judge Supreme Court of India,
Honble Mr. Justice M.B. Shah, former Judge, Supreme Court of India. Shri K.K. Venugopal, Senior Advocate,
Supreme Court of India, delivered a special address on Rendering Indian Arbitration More Effective. Shri
T.K. Vishwanathan, now Union Law Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice, delivered a lecture on Online
Dispute Resolution. The valedictory address was delivered by Honble Mr. Justice M. Jagannadha Rao, the
then Chairman, Law Commission of India.
The Conference was attended by about 700 persons, including delegates, sitting and former Judges of
the Supreme Court and High Courts, Senior Officers of Government, Members of Income Tax Appellate
Tribunal, Central Administrative Tribunal, Custom, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, MRTP and
Law Commission of India. The Conference was a grand success.
3.

ADR Conciliation and Mediation on 20th November, 2004

The International Centre For Alternative Dispute Resolution organized a Conference on ADRConciliation and Mediation on 20th November, 2004 in Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan, Mumbai. The
Conference was inaugurated by the then Honble Chief Justice of India Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti. The

Conference was presided by Honble Dr. H.R. Bhardwaj, Union Minister for Law and Justice and Chairman,
ICADR. Honble Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh, Chief Minister, Maharashtra and Honble Mr. K. Venkatapathy,
Union Minister of State for Law and Justice, The Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, Honble Mr. Justice
Dalveer Bhandari, Honble Mr. Justice A.P. Shah and Dr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and other Judges of
Bombay High Court were also present. The Conference was also attended by Supreme Court Judges like
Honble Mr. Justice B.P. Singh, Honble Mr. Justice S.B. Sinha, Honble Mr. Justice B.N. Srikrishna, Honble
Mr. Justice A.K. Mathur. Besides these, Honble Charles R. Breyer, Judge, U. S. District Court, Mr. Claude
Stern, International Expert, ISDLS, California, His Excellency Mr. Francisco Da Camara Gomes
Ambassador, Delegation of European Commission to India, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal & Sri Lanka, Ms. Linda
C. Cheatham, Director, American Consulate General, Mumbai, Mr. M.K. Sanghi, President, ASSOCHAM, Mr.
L.A. Dsouza, Executive Director, Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Mr. P.N. Mogre, SecretaryGeneral, Indian Merchants Chamber, Mr. Kamal Meattle, former President, Indo-German Chamber and IndoAmerican Chamber were also present. The thrust of speeches made by the Honble Chief Justice of India,
Honble Judges of the Supreme Court, Honble Minister for Law and Justice, Honble Chief Justice of Bombay
High Court and other dignitaries was the need for adoption of ADR modes like Arbitration, Conciliation,
Mediation, Negotiation, etc. for settlement of Commercial Disputes and other disputes outside the court system
so as to lessen the burden of courts. This Conference was attended by a large number of people from various
sections and was also well covered by various Newspapers. On this Occasion a Souvenir published by ICADR
was also distributed free of cost.
4.

International Conference on Alternative Dispute Resolution on 10th February, 2007

ICADR organised an International Level Conference on Alternative Dispute Resolution on 10 th


February, 2007 at Hotel Inter-Continental, The Grand, New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Honble Mr. Justice
K.G. Balakrishnan, Chief Justice of India. The said Conference was attended by Rt. Hon. Baroness Hale of
Richmond, DBE, PC, FBA Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, U.K. and Prof. (Dr.) Julian Farrand, QC, LLD, FCIArb.
It was also attended by Hon ble Mr. Justice Arijit Pasayat, Judge Supreme Court of India, Honble Mr. Justice
Ashok Bhan, Judge, Supreme Court of India, Honble Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman,
Planning Commission, Mr. Milon K. Banerji, Attorney General for India, Mr. T.K. Vishwanathan, Union Law
Secretary, Mr. K.K. Venugopal, Senior Advocate and Member of Governing Council, ICADR and other
dignitaries. A Souvenir containing Articles on ADR by Honble Judges of Supreme Court, High Court of Delhi
and other prominent Authors was brought out on this occasion and was distributed free of cost. The said
Conference was a great success.

WORKSHOPS/TRAINING PROGRAMMES During F.Y. 2006-2007


Apart from these International Conferences the ICADR has organized around 54
Seminars/Workshops/Training Programmes upto the F.Y. 2005-06 and trained around 6000 persons as
Arbitrators and Conciliators. It has further organized the following Seminars/Workshops/Training Programmes
during the year 2006-07.
1.
ICADR has organized National Workshop on Plea Bargaining on 23 rd and 24th September, 2006 in
SCOPE Complex in collaboration with Ministry of Home Affairs. The said workshop was inaugurated by
Honble Mr. Justice Arijit Pasayat, Judge, Supreme Court of India. Mr. Madhava Menon, Former Director,
National Judicial Academy, Bhopal was the Guest of Honour. The Workshop was presided over by Honble Dr.
H.R. Bhardwaj, Union Minister for Law and Justice. Mr. K. Venkatapathy, Union Minister of State for Law and
Justice, Mr. Milon Kumar Banerjee, Attorney General for India, Mr. V. K. Duggal, Home Secretary, Mr. T.K.
Vishwanathan, Law Secretary and Mr. B.S. Saluja, Secretary-General, ICADR were also present on this
occasion. The workshop was also attended by Honble Mr. Justice K. Jayachandra Reddy, Former Chairman
Law Commission, Honble Mr. Justice M. J. Rao, Former Chairman Law Commission, Honble Mr. Justice

Madan B. Lokur, Judge Delhi High Court, Mr. Amarendra Sharan, Addl. Solicitor-General, Mr. Mohan
Parasaran, Addl. Solicitor-General, Mr. K.T.S. Tulsi, Senior Advocate, Mr. Rupinder Singh Suri, Advocate
besides Supreme Court Judges, High Court Judges, Magistrates from Various States nominated by Chief
Justices of different High Courts, Governing Council Members of ICADR, Directors of various State Judicial
Academies, Senior Advocates and officers of Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Law and Justice. A
Role Play on Plea Bargaining was also performed by a team of Additional District Judges and Metropolitan
Magistrates from Delhi Judicial Service. The said Workshop was a great success.
2.
A Workshop on Plea Bargaining was held jointly by ICADR and Orissa Judicial Academy, Cuttack on
28th January, 2007 in Cuttack. The said Workshop was inaugurated by Honble Mr. Justice K.G. Balakrishnan,
Chief Justice of India and was attended by Honble Mr. Justice Arijit Pasayat, Judge Supreme Court of India,
Honble Mr. Justice Madan B. Lokur and Honble Mr. Justice A.K. Sikri, Judges of the Delhi High Court, Mr.
K.T.S. Tulsi, Senior Advocate, Mr. Rupinder Singh Suri, Advocate, Judges of High Court of Orissa and Shri
T.K. Vishwanathan, Union Law Secretary. The said Workshop was a great success.
3.
A National Seminar on Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism National and International
Perspective was held jointly by ICADR and University Law College, Jaipur on 24 th March, 2007 in Jaipur
which was inaugurated by Dr. H.R. Bhardwaj, Union Minister for Law and Justice. The said Seminar was held
on the occasion of Diamond Jubilee of University of Rajasthan. Honble Mr. Justice A.K. Mathur and Honble
Mr. Justice Dalveer Bhandari, Judges, Supreme Court of India, Honble Mr. Ghanshyam Tiwari Minister for
Law and Higher Education, Rajasthan, Honble Dr. Karan Singh Yadav, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha),
Honble Mr. Ramdas Agarwal, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Honble Mr. Justice N.K. Jain, Chairman,
State Human Rights Commission, Rajasthan, Dr. N.K. Jain, Vice Chancellor, University of Rajasthan also
attended the said Seminar. The Faculty Members of ICADR, Prof. Lakshmi Jambholkar, Prof. P.C. Juneja &
Shri S.G.M. Rizvi also attended the Seminar and deliverd lectures on usefulness of Arbitration/Conciliation in
settlement of disputes. About 300 delegates attended the Seminar, which was a great success.
4.
A Workshop on ADR for the benefit of Judicial Officers, Advocates, Professors and others was
conducted in the office of the District Legal Service Authority, Guntur from 28 th to 31st December, 2006. About
60 persons attended the Workshop. Honble Shri Justice J. Chelameswar, the then Judge, A.P. High Court gave
the Valedictory address and distributed the Certificates of Participation to the persons attending the Workshop.
Similar Workshops on ADR were also conducted by the Regional Centre, Hyderabad in other districts of
Andhra Pradesh:
(a) A Workshop in ADR was conducted at Nalgonda from 18 th to 21st January, 2007. The Valedictory
address was given by Honble Shri Justice G. Raghuram, Judge, A.P.High Court and he also distributed
the Certificates of Participation.
(b) A Workshop in ADR was conducted at Kurnool on 10 th - 11th February, 2007. The Valedictory address
was given by Honble Shri Justice G. Raghuram, Judge, A.P.High Court and he also distributed the
Certificates of Participation.
(c) A Workshop in ADR was conducted at Eluru on 24th - 25th February, 2007. The Valedictory address
was given by Honble Shri Justice D.S.R. Varma, Judge, A.P.High Court and he also distributed the
Certificates of Participation.
(d) A Workshop in ADR was conducted at Karimnagar on 24th - 25th March, 2007. The Valedictory address
was given by Honble Shri Justice P.S. Narayana, Judge, A.P.High Court and he also distributed the
Certificates of Participation.

5.
The ICADR, Regional Centre, Bangalore, conducted a two days Training Programme on Arbitration,
Conciliation & Mediation for Engineers of Karnataka Water Resources Department in three batches on
18.4.2006-19.4.2006, 18.5.2006-19.5.2006, 18.7.2006-19.7.2006. Honble Mr. Justice V. Jagannathan, Judge,
High Court of Karnataka, Mr. Pramod Nair, Solicitor of Dua Associates, Bangalore, Honble Mr. Justice N.
Kumar, Judge, High Court of Karnataka and Executive Chairman of ICADR, Regional Centre Bangalore, Prof.
Alur, shared their views apart from other lecturers. Certificates were distributed to all the participants of the
three batches.
The ICADR, Regional Centre, Bangalore organised a three days Seminar on Alternative Dispute
Resolution (ADR) Development Initiative from 27th August, 2006 to 29th August, 2006. The programme was
inaugurated by Dr. H.R. Bhardwaj, Honble Minister for Law and Justice. Mr. B.S. Saluja, Secretary-General,
ICADR attended the inauguration. Honble Mr. Jeremy Fogel, Judge, U.S. District Court of the Northern
District of California delivered the key note address. Honble Mr. Justice Cyriac Joseph, Chief Justice of High
Court of Karnataka & Patron of ICADR, Regional Centre, Bangalore presided over the function. Mr. Justice N.
Kumar, Judge High Court of Karnataka & Executive Chairman of ICADR, Regional Centre, Bangalore was
also present on this occasion. The Seminar was a great success.
6.

7.
The ICADR, Regional Centre, Bangalore, conducted the fourth batch two days training Programme on
Arbitration, Conciliation & Mediation for Engineers of Karnataka Water Resources Department at IAS
Officers Association, Infantry Road, Bangalore, on 1.12.2006 & 2.12.2006. Honble Mr. Justice N. Kumar,
Judge, High Court of Karnataka and Executive Chairman of ICADR, Regional Centre Bangalore, Honble Mr.
Justice V. Jagannathan, Judge, High Court of Karnataka, Mr. Y.G. Muralidhar, KPTCL Tribunal Member,
Bangalore, Dr. V. Nagaraj, Professor National Law School of India University, Mr. T. Venkatachalapathy,
Advocate & Solicitor of Bangalore University, shared their views apart from other lecturers. Certificates were
distributed to the participants.
8.
The High Court of Karnataka launched a pilot training programme on Mediation in collaboration with
ICADR, Regional Centre, Bangalore, at Karnataka Judicial Academy premises from 20.1.2007 to 25.1.2007 and
24.3.2007 to 28.3.2007 to train experienced, dynamic young and energetic Lawyers as Mediators with a view to
complement the provisions of section 89 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908. The training programme was
implemented with technical co-operation and support of the Institute for the Study and Development of Legal
Systems (ISDLS), San Francisco. Many expert qualified trainers from ISDLS, like, Hon. Charles Breyer,
Judge, U.S. District Court, San Francisco, California, Hon. Celeste Bremer, Mediation Instructor, Chief U.S.
Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Des Moines, Lowa, Hon. Richard Seeborg, Magistrate Judge, U.S.
District Court, San Francisco, California, Hon. Leo Papas (Formerly Chief) Magistrate Judge, U.S. District
Court, San Diego, California, Hon. M.L. Mehta, Judge, Incharge, Karkardooma Mediation Centre, Delhi
District Court, Mr. Stephen Mayo, Esq., Executive Director, ISDLS, Formerly Chief Prosecutor, Criminal
Division, U.S. District Court, San Diego, California, Mr. Victor Schachter, Esq., Programme Director,
ISDLS, Member ISDLS Board of Directors, Founding partner, Kastner Banchero LLP, San Francisco,
California, Mrs. Alan Berkowitz, Esq., Programme Director, ISDLS, Partner, Bingham Mc Cutchen, Member
of the ADR Panel for San Francisco District Court, Ms. Louisa Marion Deputy Programme Director, ISDLS,
Mr. William Abrams, Esq., Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP, Palo Alto, California, Mr. Neel Chatterjee,
Esq., Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLp, San Francisco, California, Mrs. Chrisopher Merriam,
Esq., Asst. Deputy Chief for Intellectual Property, U.S., Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., Mr. Jason
Gull, Esq., Senior Counsel, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, U.S. Department of Justice, Mr.
Niranjan Bhat, Mediation Instructor, AMLEAD, Ahmedabad, Mrs. Gregg Relyea, Esq., Mediator and
Mediation Instructor, Diplomat Member, California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Mrs. Julie Bronson,
ADR Administrator , Los Angeles Superior Court and Mrs. Teresa V. Carey, Esq., Mediator and Mediation
Instructor, Professional Mediation Associates, San Francisco, California helped the High Court to implement
the pilot project. One Judicial officer and two Lawyers have been trained in California as Co-ordinators of
Mediation. The first batch of 29 Advocates were trained by Mr. Stephen Mayo and his team of trainers from

20.1.2007 to 25.1.2007 and second batch of 28 Advocates from Bangalore city were trained from 24.3.2007 to
28.3.2007 as Mediators by imparting required training to the trainee Lawyers both in theory and practicals in
the Karnataka Judicial Academy. The training programme was for 40 hours of lectures and four weeks of
practical training for each batch of Mediators.
The trained Mediators have successfully mediated and have settled nearly 500 cases referred from the
City Civil Court and other Courts so far. The Mediation Centre is functioning in the new Court Complex at
Siddaiah Road, Bangalore from 1st June 2007.
On this occasion the Honble Chief Justice constituted Board of Governors consisting of five Judges of
High Court namely, Honble Shri Justice S.R. Bannurmath (President), Honble Smt. Justice Manjula Chellur,
Honble Shri Justice K.L. Manjunath, Honble Shri Justice N. Kumar and Honble Shri Justice V. Gopala
Gowda. Honble Chief Justice also constituted an Advisory Board consisting of Honble Law Minister
(Karnataka), Mr. M.P. Prakash, Mr. Uday Holla, Advocate General, Sri. C. Rajendar Desai, Chairman, Bar
Council of Karnataka, Sri. D.L. Jagadeesh, President, Bangalore Advocates Association, Sri. Partha, Secretary,
Bangalore Advocates Association, Smt. Pramila Nesargi, President, Indian Federation of Women Lawyers,
Karnataka Chapter and Sri. Arvind Kumar, Asst. Solicitor General. This training programme was one of the
milestone in the Karnataka Judicial system.
9.
A Seminar on ADR-Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation was held jointly by ICADR and Bar
Association and Bar Council, Punjab and Haryana, on 21st April, 2007 at Chandigarh. It was inaugurated by Dr.
H.R. Bhardwaj, Union Minister of Law and Justice and attended by Honble Mr. Justice Ashok Bhan, Judge,
Supreme Court of India, Honble Mr. Justice D.K. Jain, Judge, Supreme Court of India, Honble Mr. Justice
H.S. Bedi, Judge, Supreme Court of India and Honble Mr. Justice Vijender Jain, Chief Justice, Punjab &
Haryana High Court, Chandigarh. The Faculty Members of ICADR, Prof. Lakshmi Jambholkar, Prof. P.C.
Juneja & Shri Sarvesh Chandra, Former Chairman, FERA Board and Member of Governing Council, ICADR
also attended the Seminar and deliverd lectures on usefulness of Arbitration/Conciliation in settlement of
disputes. About 400 delegates attended the Seminar, which was a great success.
10.
A Workshop on Insolvency and Creditors Rights Reform was held by ICADR in collaboration with
Ministry of Law and Justice, Ministry of Corporate Affairs and the World Bank on 29 th August, 2007 in Hotel
Taj Mahal, New Delhi. Honble Dr. H.R. Bhardwaj, Union Minister for Law and Justice and Chairman,
ICADR, Honble Mr. Justice M.J. Rao, Former Chairman, Law Commission of India, Honble Mr. Justice A.R.
Lakshmanan, present Chairman, Law Commission of India, Mr. T.K. Vishwanathan, Union Law Secretary, Mr.
Anurag Goel, Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Mr. B.S.Saluja, Secretary- General, ICADR attended
the Inaugural Session of the said Workshop. There were three Technical Sessions in which Honble Mr. Justice
A.K. Sikri, Judge, Delhi High Court, Honble Mr. Justice James Farley, Q.C., Retd. Judge of the Superior Court
of Ontario, Canada, Mr. Vijay Srinivas Tata, Chief Counsel of the World Bank, Mr. Mahesh Uttamchandani,
Senior Counsel of the World Bank, Miss Nagavalli Annamalai, Lead Counsel of the World Bank, Shri M.R.
Umarji, Chief Advisor Legal, Indian Banks Association, Mr. Neeraj Garg, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Pvt. Ltd. addressed the delegates attending the said Workshop and participated in the deliberations. The
discussions in the Workshop laid stress on the quick restructuring of Sick Companies, quick winding up
proceedings, where necessary, and safeguarding the interest of Secured Creditors and Sundry Creditors and the
necessary amendments in the Companies Law. It was felt that these measures needed urgent implementation in
order to attract Foreign Direct Investment in India. The Workshop was a great success.

AGREEMENTS
The ICADR continues to have Cooperation Agreements with the following Foreign Organisations:
A.
B.
C.
D.

The Arbitration and Mediation Centre of the World Intellectual Property Organisation of
Geneva.
The Thai Arbitration Institute Bangkok
The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, Seoul, (Korea) and
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London

The said Agreements cover three areas, namely, mutual exchange of information, mutual assistance in
the conduct of proceedings and mutual assistance in organising training and other activities.
International Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ICADR) also entered into a Memorandum of
Co-operation (MOC) with International Council of Consultants (ICC) and Construction Industry Development
Council (CIDC) to jointly work in collaboration with Singapore International Arbitration Centre towards
strengthening the ADR movement.

GRANT FROM WORLD BANK FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ICADRS BUSINESS


PLAN AND MEDIATORS TRAINING AND ADR STATUS/EFFICTIVENESS STUDY
The Ministry of Law and Justice, Deptt. of Legal Affairs received a proposal from Ministry of Finance
in respect of World Bank Assistance (to the tune of $5million) for promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution
(ADR) in India. They requested ICADR to prepare a detailed Project Report in this behalf. Accordingly a
Project Report was submitted to the Deptt. of Legal Affairs by ICADR on 31 st July, 2006 and the same was
forwarded to World Bank by the Deptt. of Legal Affairs through the Ministry of Finance, Deptt. of Economic
Affairs. In order to initiate the discussions on the composition of the ADR program and the financing
modalities, a Bank team from Washington, DC visited Delhi during November 8-10, 2006 and met the officials
from the Ministry of Law and Justice and Deptt. of Economic Affairs. The said team comprised of Mr. Hadi
Abushakra, Ms.Chrstina Biebesheimer, Mr. Syed I. Ahmed and Ms. Shellka Arora. A revised proposal received
from the World Bank Team outlining the details of ADR Programme in India was finalised.
After a series of meetings held in the room of Sh. T.K. Vishwanathan, Law Secretary, Government of
India, the World Bank has agreed initially to give a grant of $ 4.80 lakhs for ADR Status/Effectiveness Study,
preparation of Business Plan for ICADR and training of Arbitrators/Mediators. The said grant is proposed to be
given by the World Bank directly to ICADR after obtaining approval of Department of Economic Affairs. The
case for such grant has now been processed. ICADR and the World Bank have signed an Agreement and an
initial advance of Rs. fifty lakhs has been receivd by ICADR in its Bank Account.
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