In addition to the powers conferred by the Act, Boards, courts, Labor Courts, Tribunals and National Tribunal shall have the same powers as are vested in a Civil Court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, when trying a suit, in respect of the following matters, namely-
(a) discovery and inspections;
(b) granting adjournment;
(c) reception of evidence taken on affidavit;
and the Board, court, Labor Court, Tribunal or National Tribunal may summon and examine any person whose evidence appears to it to be material and shall be deemed to be a Civil Court within the meaning of sections 480 and 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898.