The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 | Bare Act | Arbitration Sections

Bare Act

The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996


Section-1 Short title, extent and commencement

Part-I Arbitration

Chapter-I General Provisions

Section-2 Definitions
Section-3 Receipt of written communications
Section-4 Waiver of right to object
Section-5 Extent of judicial intervention
Section-6 Administrative assistance

Part-I Arbitration

Chapter-II Arbitration agreement

Section-7 Arbitration agreement
Section-8 Power to refer parties to arbitration where there is an arbitration agreement
Section-9 Interim measures etc. by Court

Part-I Arbitration

Chapter-III Composition of arbitral tribunal

Section-10 Number of arbitrators
Section-11 Appointment of arbitrators
Section-11A Power of Central Government to amend Fourth Schedule
Section-12 Grounds for challenge
Section-13 Challenge procedure
Section-14 Failure or impossibility to act
Section-15 Termination of mandate and substitution of arbitrator

Part-I Arbitration

Chapter-IV Jurisdiction of Arbitral Tribunals

Section-16 Competence of arbitral tribunal to rule on its jurisdiction
Section-17 Interim measures ordered by arbitral tribunal

Part-I Arbitration

Chapter-V Conduct of arbitral proceedings

Section-18 Equal treatment of parties
Section-19 Determination of rules of procedure
Section-20 Place of arbitration
Section-21 Commencement of arbitral proceedings
Section-22 Language
Section-23 Statements of claim and defence
Section-24 Hearings and written proceedings
Section-25 Default of a party
Section-26 Expert appointed by arbitral tribunal
Section-27 Court assistance in taking evidence

Part-I Arbitration

Chapter-VI Making of arbitral award and termination of proceedings

Section-28 Rules applicable to substance of dispute
Section-29 Decision making by panel of arbitrators
Section-29A Time limit for arbitral award
Section-29B Fast track procedure
Section-30 Settlement
Section-31 Form and contents of arbitral award
Section-31A Regime for costs
Section-32 Termination of proceedings
Section-33 Correction and interpretation of award and additional award

Part-I Arbitration

Chapter-VII Recourse against arbitral award

Section-34 Application for setting aside arbitral award

Part-I Arbitration

Chapter-VIII Finality and enforcement of arbitral awards

Section-35 Finality of arbitral awards
Section-36 Enforcement

Part-I Arbitration

Chapter-IX Appeals

Section-37 Appealable orders

Part-I Arbitration

Chapter-X Miscellaneous

Section-38 Deposits
Section-39 Lien on arbitral award and deposits as to costs
Section-40 Arbitration agreement not to be discharged by death of party thereto
Section-41 Provisions in case of insolvency
Section-42 Jurisdiction
Section-42A Confidentiality of information
Section-42B Protection of action taken in good faith
Section-43 Limitations

Part-IA Arbitration Council of India

Section-43A Definitions
Section-43B Establishment and incorporation of Arbitration Council of India
Section-43C Composition of Council
Section-43D Duties and functions of Council
Section-43E Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate proceedings of Council
Section-43F Resignation of Members
Section-43G Removal of Member
Section-43H Appointment of experts and constitution of Committees thereof
Section-43-I General norms for grading of arbitral institutions
Section-43J Norms for accreditation of arbitrators
Section-43K Depository of awards
Section-43L Power to make regulations by Council
Section-43M Chief Executive Officer

Part-II Enforcement of certain Foreign awards

Chapter-I New York Convention Awards

Section-44 Definition
Section-45 Power of judicial authority to refer parties to arbitration
Section-46 When foreign award binding
Section-47 Evidence
Section-48 Conditions for enforcement of foreign awards
Section-49 Enforcement of foreign awards
Section-50 Appealable orders
Section-51 Saving
Section-52 Chapter II not to apply

Part-II Enforcement of certain Foreign awards

Chapter-II Geneva Convention Awards

Section-53 Interpretation
Section-54 Power of judicial authority to refer parties to arbitration
Section-55 Foreign awards when binding
Section-56 Evidence
Section-57 Conditions for enforcement of foreign awards
Section-58 Enforcement of foreign awards
Section-59 Appealable orders
Section-60 Saving

Part-III Conciliation

Section-61 Application and scope
Section-62 Commencement of conciliation proceedings
Section-63 Number of conciliators
Section-64 Appointment of conciliators
Section-65 Submission of statements to conciliator
Section-66 Conciliator not bound by certain enactments
Section-67 Role of conciliator
Section-68 Administrative assistance
Section-69 Communication between conciliator and parties
Section-70 Disclosure of information
Section-71 Co-operation of parties with conciliator
Section-72 Suggestions by parties for settlement of dispute
Section-73 Settlement agreement
Section-74 Status and effect of settlement agreement
Section-75 Confidentiality
Section-76 Termination of conciliation proceedings
Section-77 Resort to arbitral or judicial proceedings
Section-78 Costs
Section-79 Deposits
Section-80 Role of conciliator in other proceedings
Section-81 Admissibility of evidence in other proceedings

Part-IV Supplementary Provisions

Section-82 Power of High Court to make rules
Section-83 Removal of difficulties
Section-84 Power to make rules
Section-85 Repeal and savings
Section-86 Repeal and saving
Section-87 Effect of arbitral and related court proceedings commenced


The First Schedule
The Second Schedule
The Third Schedule
The Fourth Schedule
The Fifth Schedule
The Sixth Schedule
The Seventh Schedule
The Eighth Schedule

Access complete Bare Act here and Notification and Circular here.

IBC Laws specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of any such Material or the same being up-to-date. IBC Laws periodically updates the Material on this Site whenever amendments are made by Parliament. Refer disclaimer here.