Section 14L in The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997

Title: Members, etc., to be public servants

Description: 1[14L. Members, etc., to be public servants--The Chairperson, Members and other officers and employees of the Appellate Tribunal shall be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).] 1. Subs. by s. 11, ibid., for Chapter IV (w.e.f. 24-1-2000).

Title: Transfer of pending cases

Description: 1[14M. Transfer of pending cases.-- All applications, pending for adjudication of disputes before the Authority immediately before the date of establishment of the Appellate Tribunal under this Act, shall stand transferred on that date to such Tribunal: Provided that all disputes being adjudicated under the provisions of Chapter IV as it stood immediately before the commencement of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Act, 2000 (2 of 2000), shall continue to be adjudicated by the Authority in accordance with the provisions contained in that Chapter, till the establishment of the Appellate Tribunal under this Act: Provided further that all cases referred to in the first proviso shall be transferred by the Authority to the Appellate Tribunal immediately on its establishment under section 14.] 1. Subs. by s. 11, ibid., for Chapter IV (w.e.f. 24-1-2000).

Title: Transfer of appeals

Description: 1[14N. Transfer of appeals.-- (1) All appeals pending before the High Court immediately before the commencement of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Act, 2000 (2 of 2000), shall stand transferred to the Appellate Tribunal on its establishment under section 14. (2) Where any appeal stands transferred from the High Court to the Appellate Tribunal under sub-section (1),-- (a) the High Court shall, as soon as may be after such transfer, forward the records of such appeal to the Appellate Tribunal; and (b) the Appellate Tribunal may, on receipt of such records, proceed to deal with such appeal, so far as may be from the stage which was reached before such transfer or from any earlier stage or de novo as the Appellate Tribunal may deem fit.] 1. Subs. by s. 11, ibid., for Chapter IV (w.e.f. 24-1-2000).

Title: Civil court not to have jurisdiction

Description: 1[15. Civil court not to have jurisdiction.-- No civil court shall have jurisdiction to entertain any suit or proceeding in respect of any matter which the Appellate Tribunal is empowered by or under this Act to determine and no injunction shall be granted by any court or other authority in respect of any action taken or to be taken in pursuance of any power conferred by or under this Act.] 1. Subs. by s. 11, ibid., for Chapter IV (w.e.f. 24-1-2000).

Title: Procedure and powers of Appellate Tribunal

Description: 1[16. Procedure and powers of Appellate Tribunal.-- (1) The Appellate Tribunal shall not be bound by the procedure laid down by the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908), but shall be guided by the principles of natural justice and, subject to the other provisions of this Act, the Appellate Tribunal shall have powers to regulate its own procedure. (2) The Appellate Tribunal shall have, for the purposes of discharging its functions under this Act, the same powers as are vested in a civil court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 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 (1 of 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) reviewing its decisions; (g) dismissing an application for default or deciding it, ex parte; (h) setting aside any order of dismissal of any application for default or any order passed by it, ex parte; and (i) any other matter which may be prescribed. (3) Every proceeding before the Appellate Tribunal shall be deemed to be a judicial proceeding within the meaning of sections 193 and 228, and for the purposes of section 196, of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) and the Appellate Tribunal shall be deemed to be a civil court for the purposes of section 195 and Chapter XXVI of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974).] 1. Subs. by s. 11, ibid., for Chapter IV (w.e.f. 24-1-2000).

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