15. Competent authority and Appellate Tribunal to have powers of civil court–
The competent authority, and the Appellate Tribunal shall have all the powers of a civil court while trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 ( 5 of 1908) , 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 or affidavits;
(d) Requisitioning any public record or copy thereof from any court or office;
(e) Issuing commissions for examination of witnesses or documents;
(f) Any other matter which may be prescribed.