Arbitration under Section 86 of Electricity Act can only be between licensees and generating companies; a plea of lack of inherent jurisdiction can be taken at any stage, even collateral proceedings (Supreme Court)

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Hindustan Zinc Limited v. Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited, 2019 SCC OnLine SC 1683 Supreme Court, 3-judge bench, Rohinton Fali Nariman, Aniruddha Bose and V. Ramasubramanian, JJ; decided on 28 November 2019 Section 86(1)(f) of the Electricity Act, 2013 (“Electricity Act”) empowers the State Electricity Regulatory Commission to adjudicate disputes

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Categories: Appointment of arbitrator |  Arbitration agreement in writing |  Electricity Act |  inherent jurisdiction |  non est |  plea of lack of inherent jurisdiction