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The Insurance Act, 1938

( ACT NO. IV Of 1938 )

Dispute over motor insurance claim
47C. (1) Where any dispute arises under a policy insuring a motor vehicle or covering any liability of its owner arising out of the use of the vehicle, any party to the dispute may make an application for adjudication to the Claims Settlement Board constituted under sub-section (2).
 
 
 
 
(2) The Government shall for the purpose of adjudication of disputes referred to in sub-section (1) constitute a Claims Settlement Board consisting of such number of members, including a Chairman, as it may think fit.
 
 
 
 
(3) The Chairman and a member shall be appointed on such terms and conditions as the Government may determine and shall hold office for a term of three years and be eligible, on the expiry of his term, for re-appointment for a further like term or terms.
 
 
 
 
(4) Where a vacancy occurs in the office of a member during his term, the Government shall appoint another person to fill such vacancy and the person so appointed shall hold office for the un-expired period of the term of his predecessor.
 
 
(5) In this section and in sections 47D, 47E, 47F, 47G, 47H, 47I, 47J, 47K and 47L, unless the context otherwise requires,-
 
 
 
 
(a) “application” means an application made under sub-section (1);
 
 
 
 
(b) “Board” means the Claims Settlement Board constituted under sub-section (2) and includes a bench of the Board constituted under section 47F;
 
 
 
 
(c) “Chairman” means the Chairman of the Board; and
 
 
 
 
(d) “member” means a member of the Board.

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