Section 15 in The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013

Title: Matters pending before any court or committee or authority for inquiry not to be affected.

Description: In case any matter or proceeding related to allegation of corruption under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (49 of 1988) has been pending before any court or committee of either House of Parliament or before any other authority prior to commencement of this Act or prior to commencement of any inquiry after the commencement of this Act, such matter or proceeding shall be continued before such court, committee or authority.

Title: Constitution of benches of Lokpal.

Description: (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act,— (a) the jurisdiction of the Lokpal may be exercised by benches thereof; (b) a bench may be constituted by the Chairperson with two or more Members as the Chairperson may deem fit; (c) every bench shall ordinarily consist of at least one Judicial Member; (d) where a bench consists of the Chairperson, such bench shall be presided over by the Chairperson; (e) where a bench consists of a Judicial Member, and a non-Judicial Member, not being the Chairperson, such bench shall be presided over by the Judicial Member; (f) the benches of the Lokpal shall ordinarily sit at New Delhi and at such other places as the Lokpal may, by regulations, specify. (2) The Lokpal shall notify the areas in relation to which each bench of the Lokpal may exercise jurisdiction. (3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (2), the Chairperson shall have the power to constitute or reconstitute benches from time to time. (4) If at any stage of the hearing of any case or matter it appears to the Chairperson or a Member that the case or matter is of such nature that it ought to be heard by a bench consisting of three or more Members, the case or matter may be transferred by the Chairperson or, as the case may be, referred to him for transfer, to such bench as the Chairperson may deem fit.

Title: Distribution of business amongst benches.

Description: Where benches are constituted, the Chairperson may, from time to time, by notification, make provisions as to the distribution of the business of the Lokpal amongst the benches and also provide for the matters which may be dealt with by each bench.

Title: Power of Chairperson to transfer cases.

Description: On an application for transfer made by the complainant or the public servant, the Chairperson, after giving an opportunity of being heard to the complainant or the public servant, as the case may be, may transfer any case pending before one bench for disposal to any other bench.

Title: Decision to be by majority.

Description: If the Members of a bench consisting of an even number of Members differ in opinion on any point, they shall state the point or points on which they differ, and make a reference to the Chairperson who shall either hear the point or points himself or refer the case for hearing on such point or points by one or more of the other Members of the Lokpal and such point or points shall be decided according to the opinion of the majority of the Members of the Lokpal who have heard the case, including those who first heard it.