Can the Consumer Forum refer consumer disputes to Arbitration?

Under Section 8 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (hereinafter, “the Arbitration Act”), a “judicial authority” before whom a dispute has been brought, has to refer the matter to arbitration if the said dispute is the subject matter of an arbitration agreement. Now, the question that arises for consideration is whether the Consumer ForumContinue reading “Can the Consumer Forum refer consumer disputes to Arbitration?”