Section-111. Procedure before Appellate Tribunal.—

111. Procedure before Appellate Tribunal.—

(1) The Appellate Tribunal shall not, while disposing of any
proceedings before it or an appeal before it, be bound by the procedure laid down in the Code of Civil Procedure,
1908, but shall be guided by the principles of natural justice and subject to the other provisions of this Act and the
rules made thereunder, this Act have power to regulate its own procedure.
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(2) The Appellate Tribunal shall, for the purposes of discharging its functions under this Act, have the same powers
as are vested in a civil court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 while trying a suit 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 on affidavits;
(d) subject to the provisions of sections 123 and 124 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, requisitioning any public
record or document or a copy of such record or document from any office;
(e) issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses or documents;
(f) dismissing a representation for default or deciding it exparte;
(g) setting aside any order of dismissal of any representation for default or any order passed by it ex parte; and
(h) any other matter which may be prescribed.
(3) Any order made by the Appellate Tribunal may be enforced by it in the same manner as if it were a decree
made by a court in a suit pending therein, and it shall be lawful for the Appellate Tribunal to send for execution of its
orders to the court within the local limits of whose jurisdiction,—
(a) in the case of an order against a company, the registered office of the company is situated; or (b) in the case of
an order against any other person, the person concerned voluntarily resides or carries on business or personally works
for gain.
(4) All proceedings before the Appellate Tribunal shall be deemed to be judicial proceedings within the meaning
of sections 193 and 228, and for the purposes of section 196 of the Indian Penal Code, and the Appellate Tribunal
shall be deemed to be civil court for the purposes of section 195 and Chapter XXVI of the Code of Criminal Procedure,

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