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Termination of Arbitrator

Termination of Arbitrator


Under Section 13 of the  Arbitration and Conciliation Act, liberty should be provided to the parties to agree on a procedure for challenging an arbitrator.

However, in the event that the parties can't agree for the said reason, a party who expects to challenge an arbitrator will, within fifteen days in the wake of getting mindful of the constitution of the arbitral tribunal or subsequent to turning out to be mindful that conditions exist that offer ascent to legitimate questions with respect to his freedom or fair-mindedness or he doesn't have the capabilities consented to by the gatherings, send a written assertion of the purposes behind the test to the arbitral tribunal. The arbitral tribunal is needed to choose the test if the referee doesn't pull out from his office or the other party doesn't consent to the test. In the event of the disappointment of the challenge, the arbitral council will proceed with the arbitral procedures and make an arbitral award. Where such an award is made, the gathering testing the authority may make an application for putting aside such an award as per Section 34 of the Act and if the award is put aside on such an application, the Court may choose with regards to whether the judge who is tested is qualified for any expenses.

 Section 14 of the Act gives that the order of an arbitrator will end and he will be substituted by another arbitrator, if He gets by law or accepted incapable to play out his capacities or for different reasons neglects to act immediately; and He pulls out from his office or the parties consent to the end of his order.

 Section 15 provides extra conditions under which the order of an arbitrator will end. These incorporate Where the arbitrator pulls out from office under any circumstances; or By or compliant with the agreement of the parties It is additionally given that where the order of an arbitrator ends, a substitute mediator will be named. Similar principles will be continued in delegating a substitute authority which was material to the arrangement of the judge being supplanted. Where a referee is supplanted, any consultation recently held might be rehashed at the caution of the arbitral council, except if in any case concurred by the gatherings. Nonetheless, it is given that a request or control of the arbitral council made before the substitution of an arbitrator will not be invalid exclusively in light of the fact that there has been an adjustment in the organization of the arbitral tribunal, except if in any case concurred by the gatherings.



This Article Does Not Intend To Hurt The Sentiments Of Any Individual Community, Sect, Or Religion Etcetera. This Article Is Based Purely On The Authors Personal Views And Opinions In The Exercise Of The Fundamental Right Guaranteed Under Article 19(1)(A) And Other Related Laws Being Force In India, For The Time Being. Further, despite all efforts that have been made to ensure the accuracy and correctness of the information published, White Code VIA Mediation and Arbitration Centre shall not be responsible for any errors caused due to human error or otherwise.

  • Section 13 of the Act
  • Section 14 of the Act
  • Section 15 of the Act

BY : Nandini Sharma

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