Powers and procedure of Tribunals
145D. (1) For the purposes of disposal of suits or appeals, a Land Survey Tribunal or a Land Survey Appellate Tribunal, as the case may be, shall exercise the powers and follow the procedure under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
(V of 1908), so far as not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act or the rules made thereunder, in respect of the following matters, namely:-
(a) summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person and examining him;
(b) requiring the discovery and production of any document;
(c) requiring evidence on affidavit;
(d) requisitioning any public record or a copy thereof from any office;
(e) issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses or documents; and
(f) such other matters as may be prescribed by rules.
(2) Any proceeding before a Land Survey Tribunal or a Land Survey Appellate Tribunal shall be deemed to be a judicial proceeding within the meaning of section 193 of the Penal Code (XLV of 1860).
(3) A Land Survey Tribunal or a Land Survey Appellate Tribunal shall sit at such place or places as the Government may fix.
(4) The Judge of the Land Survey Tribunal or Land Survey Appellate Tribunal may make such administrative arrangements as he considers necessary for the performance of the functions of the Land Survey Tribunal or Land Survey Appellate Tribunal, as the case may be.
(5) The Land Survey Appellate Tribunal may, of its own motion or upon an application made to it, by order in writing, transfer, at any stage of the proceedings, any suit from one Land Survey Tribunal to another Land Survey Tribunal within the territorial limits of its jurisdiction.