Question: Can the High Court appoint Suo Motu arbitrator in the contractual dispute ?

Answer: Where in the agreement entered into between both the parties, there is a mechanism to settle the dispute arising between the parties by the arbitration in accordance with the Rules of Arbitration or when the parties have agreed upon the procedure for appointment of arbitrator, ignoring the same, the High Court cannot appoint  arbitrator…

Whether an arbitrator can be appointed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Statutoy Board who was competent to appoint an arbitrator as per the terms of the contract even after expiry of 30 days notice to him for the appointment of an arbitrator, as per law ?

Yes, an arbitrator can be appointed by the Chief Executive Officer of Statutory Board even after the expiry of period of 30 days notice to him by the opposite party provided the opposite party has not invoked the jurisdiction of the Hon’ble High Court of the concerned place having jurisdiction over the matter, in the…