Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
PREAMBLE PRELIMINARY SECTIONS
Section 1 : Short title, extent and commencement.
PART I : ARBITRATION
CHAPTER I : General provisions
Section 2 : Definitions.
Section 3 : Receipt of written communications.
Section 4 : Waiver of right to object.
Section 5 : Extent of judicial intervention.
Section 6 : Administrative assistance.
CHAPTER II : Arbitration agreement
Section 7 : Arbitration agreement.
Section 8 : Power to refer parties to arbitration where there is an arbitration agreement.
Section 9 : Interim measures, etc., by Court.
CHAPTER III : Composition of arbitral tribunal
Section 10 : Number of arbitrators.
Section 11 : Appointment of arbitrators.
Section 11A : Power of Central Government to amend Fourth Schedule.
Section 12 : Grounds for challenge.
Section 13 : Challenge procedure.
Section 14 : Failure or impossibility to act.
Section 15 : Termination of mandate and substitution of arbitrator.
CHAPTER IV : Jurisdiction of arbitral tribunals
Section 16 : Competence of arbitral tribunal to rule on its jurisdiction.
Section 17 : Interim measures ordered by arbitral tribunal.
CHAPTER V : Conduct of arbitral proceedings
Section 18 : Equal treatment of parties.
Section 19 : Determination of rules of procedure.
Section 20 : Place of arbitration.
Section 21 : Commencement of arbitral proceedings.
Section 22 : Language.
Section 23 : Statements of claim and defence.
Section 24 : Hearings and written proceedings.
Section 25 : Default of a party.
Section 26 : Expert appointed by arbitral tribunal.
Section 27 : Court assistance in taking evidence.
CHAPTER VI : Making of arbitral award and termination of proceedings
Section 28 : Rules applicable to substance of dispute.
Section 29 : Decision making by panel of arbitrators.
Section 29A : Time limit for arbitral award.
Section 29B :Fast track procedure.
Section 30 : Settlement.
Section 31 : Form and contents of arbitral award.
Section 31A : Regime for costs.
Section 32 : Termination of proceedings.
Section 33 : Correction and interpretation of award; additional award.
CHAPTER VII : Recourse against arbitral award
Section 34 : Application for setting aside arbitral awards.
CHAPTER VIII : Finality and enforcement of arbitral awards
Section 35 : Finality of arbitral awards.
Section 36 : Enforcement.
CHAPTER IX : Appeals
Section 37 : Appealable orders.
CHAPTER X : Miscellaneous
Section 38 : Deposits.
Section 39 : Lien on arbitral award and deposits as to costs.
Section 40 : Arbitration agreement not to be discharged by death of party thereto.
Section 41 : Provisions in case of insolvency.
Section 42 : Jurisdiction.
Section 42A : Confidentiality of information.
Section 42B : Protection of action taken in good faith.
Section 43 : Limitations.
PART II : ENFORCEMENT OF CERTAIN FOREIGN AWARDS
CHAPTER I : New York Convention Awards
Section 44 : Definition.
Section 45 : Power of judicial authority to refer parties to arbitration.
Section 46 : When foreign award binding.
Section 47 : Evidence.
Section 48 : Conditions for enforcement of foreign awards.
Section 49 : Enforcement of foreign awards.
Section 50 : Appealable orders.
Section 51 : Saving.
Section 52 : Chapter II not to apply.
CHAPTER II : Geneva Convention Awards
Section 53 : Interpretation.
Section 54 : Power of judicial authority to refer parties to arbitration.
Section 55 : Foreign awards when binding.
Section 56 : Evidence.
Section 57 : Conditions for enforcement of foreign awards.
Section 58 : Enforcement of foreign awards.
Section 59 : Appealable orders.
Section 60 : Savings.
PART III : CONCILIATION
Section 61 : Application and scope.
Section 62 : Commencement of conciliation proceedings.
Section 63 : Number of conciliators.
Section 64 : Appointment of conciliators.
Section 65 : Submission of statements to conciliator.
Section 66 : Conciliator not bound by certain enactments.
Section 67 : Role of conciliator.
Section 68 : Administrative assistance.
Section 69 : Communication between conciliator and parties.
Section 70 : Disclosure of information.
Section 71 : Co-operation of parties with conciliator.
Section 72 : Suggestions by parties for settlement of dispute.
Section 73 : Settlement agreement.
Section 74 : Status and effect of settlement agreement.
Section 75 : Confidentiality.
Section 76 : Termination of conciliation proceedings.
Section 77 : Resort to arbitral or judicial proceedings.
Section 78 : Costs.
Section 79 : Deposits.
Section 80 : Role of conciliator in other proceedings.
Section 81 : Admissibility of evidence in other proceedings.
PART IV : SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
Section 82 : Power of High Court to make rules.
Section 83 : Removal of difficulties.
Section 84 : Power to make rules.
Section 85 : Repeal and savings.
Section 86 : Repeal and saving.
Section 87 : Effect of arbitral and related court proceedings commenced prior to 23rd October 2015.