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Power of the Commission to act as a Civil Court

While investigating any matter referred to in sub-clause (a) or inquiring into specific complaints under sub-clause (b) of the clause (5) of Article 338(A) of the Constitution, the Commission shall have the powers of a Civil Court trying a suit and in particular in respect of the following matters:

  • Summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person from any part of India and examining him on oath.
  • Requiring the discovery and production of any document.
  • Receiving evidence on affidavits.
  • Requisitioning of any public record or copy thereof from any court of office.
  • Issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses the documents.
  • Any other matter which the President may, by rule, determine.

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