The Railway Claims Tribunal Act

An Act to provide for the establishment of a Railway Claims Tribunal for inquiring into and determining claims against a railway administration for loss, destruction, damage, deterioration or non-delivery of animals or goods entrusted to it to be carried by railway or for the refund of fares or freight or for compensation for death or injury to passengers occurring as a result of railway accidents or untoward incidents and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
List of Chapters & Sections
  1. All sections

  2. 1
     Short title, extent and commencement
  3. 2
  4. 3
     Establishment of Railway Claims Tribunal
  5. 4
     Composition of Claims Tribunal and Benches thereof
  6. 5
     Qualifications for appointment as Chairman, Vice-Chairman or other Member
  7. 6
     Vice-Chairman to act as Chairman or to discharge his functions in certain circumstances
  8. 7
     Term of office
  9. 8
     Resignation and removal
  10. 9
     Salaries and allowances and other terms and conditions of service of Chairman, Vice-Chairman and other Members
  11. 9A
     Qualifications, terms and conditions of service of Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Membe
  12. 10
     Provision as to the holding of offices by Chairman, Vice-Chairman, etc., on ceasing to be such Chairman or Vice-Chairman, etc
  13. 11
     Financial and administrative powers of Chairman
  14. 12
     Staff of Claims Tribunal
  15. 13
     Jurisdiction, powers and authority of Claims Tribunal
  16. 14
     Distribution of business amongst Benches
  17. 15
     Bar of jurisdiction
  18. 16
     Application to Claims Tribunal
  19. 17
  20. 18
     Procedure and powers of Claims Tribunal
  21. 19
     Right to legal representation and presenting officers
  22. 20
     Power of Chairman to transfer cases from one Bench to another
  23. 21
     Decision to be by majority
  24. 22
     Execution of orders of Claims Tribunal
  25. 23
  26. 24
     Transfer of pending cases
  27. 25
     Proceedings before Claims Tribunal to be judicial proceedings
  28. 26
     Members and staff of Claims Tribunal to be public servants
  29. 27
     Protection of action taken in good faith
  30. 28
     Act to have overriding effect
  31. 29
     Power to remove difficulties
  32. 30
     Power to make rules
  33. 30A
     Power to make rules retrospectively