Lok Sabha Passes Arbitration Bill

By Moderator July 11, 2019 13:05

An arbitration Bill to set up an independent and autonomous regime for the institutionalized domestic and global bill was approved by the Lok Sabha.

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  • The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) Bill, 2019, seeks to replace an ordinance issued in the month of March this year by the previous government
  • It would also obtain and transfer undertakings of the International Centre For Alternative Dispute Resolution (ICADR) to the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) with effect from 2nd March this year.
  • It seeks to set up a self-governing and also independent institution for the healthier management of the agreement in our India.

New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC)

  • The statement seeks to give for the firm of the NDIAC to perform an arbitration, mediation, and also reunion dealings.
  • On the other hand, the statement declares the NDIAC as an institute of national importance.

International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ICADR)

  • It is a registered society to assist the decision of dispute through alternative dispute resolution methods (such as arbitration and mediation).

The statement seeks to change the present ICADR into the central authorities. Upon statement from the central government of India, all of the rights, title, as well as the interest from the ICADR will be moving into the NDIAC.


  • Under the Bill, the NDIAC will consist of 7 members including:
    • A Chairperson who may be a Supreme court Judge or a High Court judge or a well-known person with some special understanding and experience in the conduct of the arbitration;
    • Two well-known persons having substantial understanding and practice in institutional arbitration;
    • Three ex-officio members include a nominee from the Ministry of Finance and a Chief Executive Officer (responsible for the day-to-day administration of the NDIAC); and
    • A representative from a documented body of commerce and industry, appointed as a part-time member, on a turning basis.

Term and superannuation

  • The associates of NDIAC will keep the office for approx 3 years and it will be trained for re-appointment. Actually, the retirement of the Chairperson is 70 year and also for the other members have been 67 years.

The key objectives of the NDIAC

  • promote research, providing training and organizing conferences and also seminars in alternative dispute resolution matters;
  • It provides some facilities and also administrative assistance for the behaviour of the settlement, mediation and also conciliation proceedings;
  • It maintains a panel of accredited professionals to conduct an arbitration, mediation and conciliation proceedings.

Key functions of the NDIAC

  • Facilitating the conduct of arbitration and conciliation in a professional, timely and cost-effective manner; and
  • Promote studies in the field of different dispute resolution

Finance and audit

  • The NDIAC will be necessary to maintain a fund which will be credited with grants that are received from the central government, fees collected for its activities, and other sources.
  • The accounts of this NDIAC is going to be audit and trained from the Comptroller and Auditor-General of all our India.

Institutional support

  • The statement specifies that the NDIAC will set a Chamber of Arbitration that will maintain an unending panel of arbitrators.
  • Also, the NDIAC can also set an Arbitration Academy for its training arbitrator and conduct the study in the area of some other quarrel resolution.
  • The NDIAC can also indicate further committee to manage its own functions.


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By Moderator July 11, 2019 13:05