21. Certain persons to be public servants.-
The competent authority, every arbitrator and every officer empowered by the Central Government or the competent authority, while exercising any power or performing any duty under this Act, shall be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).
1. Subs. by Act 35 of 1980, s. 4, for sub-section (3) (w.e.f. 5-4-1980).