The Companies Act, 1956
10FZA. Procedure and powers of Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal.
1[10FZA. Procedure and powers of Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal.(1) The Tribunal and the Appellate Tribunal shall not be bound by the procedure laid down in the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908) but shall be guided by the principles of natural justice and, subject to the other provisions of this Act and of any rules made by the Central Government, the Tribunal and the Appellate Tribunal shall have power to regulate their own procedure.
(2) The Tribunal and the Appellate Tribunal shall have, for the purposes of discharging its functions under this Act, the same powers as are vested in a Civil Court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908) while trying a suit respect of the following matters, namely:
(a)summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person and examining him on oath;
(b)requiring the discovery and production of documents;
(c)receiving evidence on affidavits;
(e)issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses or documents;
(f)reviewing its decisions;
(g)dismissing a representation for default or deciding it ex parte;
(h)setting aside any order of dismissal of any representation for default or any order passed by it ex parte; and
(i)any other matter which may be prescribed by the Central Government.
(3) Any order made by the Tribunal or the Appellate Tribunal may be enforced by that Tribunal in the same manner as if it were a decree made by a Court in a suit pending therein, and it shall be lawful for the Tribunal or the Appellate Tribunal to send in case of its inability to execute such order, to the Court within the local limits of whose jurisdiction,
(a)in the case of an order against a company, the registered office of the company is situate; or
(b)in the case of an order against any other person, the person concerned voluntarily resides or carries on business or personally works for gain.
(4) All proceedings before the Tribunal or the Appellate Tribunal shall be deemed to be judicial proceedings within the meaning of sections 193 and 228, and for the purposes of section 196, of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) and the Tribunal and the Appellate Tribunal shall be deemed to be a Civil Court for the purposes of section 195 and Chapter XXVI of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974).
1. Section 10FZA ins. by Act 11 of 2003, sec. 6 (w.e.f. 1-4-2003).