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The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988

168.  Award of the Claims Tribunal.

  1. On  receipt  of  an application for  compensation  made  under  section  166,  the  Claims Tribunal shall,  after giving notice of the application to the insurer and after giving the parties (including the insurer) an opportunity of being heard,  hold an  inquiry into  the claim or, as the case may be, each of  the claims  and, subject to the provisions of section 162 may make an  award determining the amount of compensation which appears to it  to   be  just  and  specifying  the  person  or  persons  to  whom compensation shall be paid and in making the award the Claims Tribunal shall specify  the amount  which shall be paid by the insurer or owner or driver  of the vehicle involved in the accident or by all or any of them, as the case may be:

Provided  that   where  such   application  makes   a  claim  for compensation under  section 140  in respect  of the death or permanent disablement of  any person,  such claim  and any  other claim (whether made in  such application  or otherwise) for compensation in respect of such death or permanent disablement shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of Chapter X.

  1. The Claims Tribunal shall arrange to deliver copies of the award to the parties concerned expeditiously and in any case within a period of fifteen days from the date of the award.
  2. When  an award  is made under this section, the person who is required to pay any amount in terms of such award shall, within thirty days of  the date  of announcing  the award  by the  Claims  Tribunal, deposit the  entire amount  awarded  in  such  manner  as  the  Claims Tribunal may direct.

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