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53. Procedure and powers of Claims Commissioner.- (1) The Claims Commissioner shall have all the powers of a civil court for the purpose of taking evidence on oath, enforcing attendance of witnesses and compelling the discovery or production of documents and material objects.

(2) The Claims Commissioner shall be deemed to be a civil court for all the purposes of section 195 and Chapter XXVI of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974).

(3) In enquiring into and determining any claims for payment of compensation, the Claims Commissioner may, subject to any rules that may be made in this behalf, follow such summary procedure as he may deem fit.

(4) Subject to any rules that may be made in this behalf, the Claims Commissioner may, for the purpose of determining any claim for compensation, choose one or more persons possessing special knowledge of any matter relevant to the enquiry, to assist him in holding the enquiry.

(5) The Claims Commissioner shall have powers to pass such interim and final order as the circumstance may require, including orders for payment of costs.





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