The Railways Act,1989
Section 38. Powers of the Tribunal
(1) The Tribunal shall have the powers of a civil court under the Code of Civil Procedure,1908 (5 of 1908) for the purposes of taking evidence on oath, enforcing the attendance of witnesses, compelling the discovery and production of documents, issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses and of review and shall be deemed to be a civil court for all the purposes of section 195 and Chapter XXXV of the Code of Criminal Procedure,1973 (2 of 1974) and any reference in such section or Chapter to the presiding officer of a court shall be deemed to include a reference to the Chairman of the Tribunal.
(2) The Tribunal shall also have power to pass such interim and final orders as the circumstances may require, including orders for the payment of costs.