Arbitration Act, 1954

Removal of arbitrator or umpire on failure to use due dispatch.

24.—(1) The Court may, on the application of any party to a reference, remove an arbitrator or umpire who fails to use all reasonable dispatch in entering on and proceeding with the reference and making an award.

(2) An arbitrator or umpire who is removed by the Court under subsection (1) of this section shall not be entitled to receive any remuneration in respect of his services.

(3) For the purposes of this section the expression “proceeding with a reference” includes, in a case where two arbitrators are unable to agree, giving notice of that fact to the parties and to the umpire.