Arbitration Act 1940
Short Title, Extent and Commencement.
(1) This Act may be called the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.
(2) It extends to the whole of :
Provided that Parts I, III and IV shall extend to the State of Jammu and Kashmir only in so far as they relate to international commercial arbitration or, as the case may be, international commercial conciliation.
Explanation: In this sub-section, the expression "international commercial conciliation" shall have the same meaning as the expression "international commercial arbitration" in clause (f) of sub-section (1) of section 2, subject to the modification that for the word "arbitration" occurring therein, the word "conciliation" shall be substituted.
(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.
vide G.S.R. 375 (E) , dated 22nd August, 1996 .