Payment of Arbitration Fee to Retired Railway Officers – Orders issued on 2.8.2019
Payment of Arbitration Fee to Retired Railway Officers
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
New Delhi, dated 02.08.2019
East Central Railway,
Sub:- Payment of Arbitration Fee to Retired Railway Officers
Ref:- (i) ECR letter No. ECR/CAO/CON/WT/Arbn./Policy/63, dt. 01.01.19
(ii) ECR letter No. ECR/ADM/ARB/Policy/001, dated 11.02.2019
ECR vide letters under reference has sought clarification whether the arbitration fee as per ‘THE FOURTH SCHEDULE’ of ‘The Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Act-2015’, as sometimes .claimed by retired railway officers appointed by Railways as arbitrator(s) is payable or the arbitrator is entitled only for fee fixed by Railway Board from time to time.
The issue has been examined in consultation with Legal Advisor and Finance Directorate of Railway Board. It is reiterated that fixing of fees and emoluments payable to retired railway officers appointed by Railways to act as arbitrator(s) is well within the powers of the Railway Administration.
Accordingly, the fees and emoluments payable to arbitrator shall be as fixed vide Railway Board’s letter No. 2009/CE-1/CT/14/Main, dated 01.04.2019 and its subsequent amendments.