Purpose of Arbitration Act

Purpose of Arbitration Act : The purpose of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (‘the Act’) is to provide quick redressal to commercial dispute by private Arbitration. Quick decision of any commercial dispute is necessary for smooth functioning of business and industry. Internationally, it is accepted that normally commercial disputes should be solved through arbitration and not through normal judicial system. An arbitrator is basically a private judge appointed with consent of both the parties. He is expected to give his decisions quickly as he is not bound by the technical formalities of a court. In India, the need of arbitration is more because of very heavy burden on the judicial system and huge backlog of pending cases.

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