Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
PART I Arbitration
CHAPTER III Composition of Arbitral Tribunal
Section 14: Failure or impossibility to act.
14. (1) 1[The mandate of an arbitrator shall terminate and he shall be substituted by another arbitrator, 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.
1. Substituted by the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015, for “The mandate of an arbitrator shall terminate if” (w.e.f. 23-10-2015).