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Section 22 The Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985

The Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985





(1) A 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 shall have power to regulate its own procedure including the fixing of places and times of its inquiry and decided whether to sit in public or in private.


(2) A tribunal shall decide every application made to it as expeditiously as possible and ordinarily every application shall be decided on a perusal of documents and written representations 1and after hearing such oral arguments as may be advanced.


(3) A Tribunal shall have, for the purposes of 2discharging 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, in 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;


(d) subject to the provisions of section 123 and 124 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (1 of 1872), requisitioning any public record or document or copy of such record or document from any office;


(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.


1. Subs. by Act 19 of 1986, sec. 15, for certain words (w.r.e.f. 22-1-1986).

2. Subs. by Act 19 of 1986, sec. 15, for “holding an inquiry” (w.r.e.f. 22-1-1986).


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