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Report No. 263

7. Powers of Central Authority.

The Central Authority shall, have for the purposes of discharging its functions under this Act, the same powers as are vested in a civil court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908) while trying a suit, in respect of the following matters, namely:-

(1) summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person and examining him on oath;

(2) requiring the discovery and production of documents;

(3) receiving evidence on affidavits;

(4) subject to the provisions of sections 123 and 124 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (1 of 1872), requisitioning any public record or document or a copy of such record or document, from any office;

(5) issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses or documents.

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