Jaipur Zila Dugdh Utpadak Sahkari Sangh Ltd. v. Ajay Sales & Suppliers

Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 – Appointment of Arbitrator – Once the sole arbitrator – Chairman is ‘ineligible’ to act as an arbitrator to resolve the dispute between the parties in view of Sub­section (5) of Section 12 read with Seventh Schedule to the Act he loses mandate to continue as a sole arbitrator. Therefore, it cannot be said that the High Court has committed any error in appointing the arbitrator other than the sole arbitrator – Chairman as per Clause 13 of the Agreement in exercise of powers, under Section 11 read with Section 14 of the Act.

Citations : AIR 2021 SC 4869 : 2021 (10) SCALE 759