First Schedule of Mediation Act, 2023-Disputes or matters not fit for Mediation

The Mediation Act, 2023

The First Schedule

(See section 6)

Disputes or matters not fit for Mediation

1. Disputes which by virtue of any law for the time being in force may not be submitted for mediation.

2. Disputes relating to claims against minors, deities; persons with intellectual disabilities under paragraph 2 of the Schedule and person with disability having high support needs as defined in clause (t) of section 2 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016); persons with mental illness as defined in clause (s) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 (10 of 2017); persons of unsound mind, in relation to whom proceedings are to be conducted under Order XXXII of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908); and suits for declaration of title against Government; declaration having effect of right in rem.

3. Disputes involving prosecution for criminal offences.

4. Complaints or proceedings, initiated before any statutory authority or body in relation to registration, discipline, misconduct of any practitioner, or other registered professional, such as legal practitioner, medical practitioner, dentist, architect, chartered accountant, or in relation to any other profession of whatever description, which is regulated under any law for the time being in force.

5. Disputes which have the effect on rights of a third party who are not a party to the mediation proceedings except only in matrimonial disputes where the interest of a child is involved.

6. Any proceeding in relation to any subject matter, falling within any enactment, over which the Tribunal constituted under the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 (19 of 2010), has jurisdiction.

7. Any dispute relating to levy, collection, penalties or offences, in relation to any direct or indirect tax or refunds, enacted by any State legislature or the Parliament.

8. Any investigation, inquiry or proceeding, under the Competition Act, 2002 (12 of 2003), including proceedings before the Director General, under the Act; proceedings before the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, under the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997 (24 of 1997) or the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal established under section 14 of that Act.

9. Proceedings before appropriate Commissions, and the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, under the Electricity Act, 2003 (36 of 2003).

10. Proceedings before the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, and appeals therefrom before the Appellate Tribunal under the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Act, 2006 (19 of 2006).

11. Proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Board of India, and the Securities Appellate Tribunal, under the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992).

12. Land acquisition and determination of compensation under land acquisition laws, or any provision of law providing for land acquisition.

13. Any other subject matter of dispute which may be notified by the Central Government.


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