|338||Title:||SMALL CLAIMS TRIBUNAL ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:||10 of 2005|
|Section:||4A||Heading:||Appointment and powers of deputy adjudicators||Version Date:||08/07/2005|
(1) If the Chief Justice considers it desirable so to do, he may appoint a person who is eligible under section 4AA to be appointed as an adjudicator to be a deputy adjudicator for such period as the Chief Justice may think fit. (Amended 10 of 2005 s. 153)
(2) Subject to the terms of appointment, a deputy adjudicator shall, during the period for which he is appointed, have all the jurisdiction, powers and privileges, and perform all the duties of the office of adjudicator and any reference in any law to an adjudicator shall be construed accordingly. (Amended 21 of 1999 s. 16)
(2A) Every appointment made in accordance with this section may be terminated by the Chief Justice at any time. (Added 21 of 1999 s. 16)
(3) Where the hearing of any proceedings duly commenced before a deputy adjudicator is adjourned or where judgment is reserved therein or is subject to review, the deputy adjudicator shall have power to resume the hearing and determine the proceedings or to deliver as the judgment of the tribunal the judgment which he has reserved or to review the judgment or decision which he has given if such review is otherwise authorized, as the case may be, notwithstanding that before the hearing is resumed or judgment is delivered or the review is disposed of, his appointment has expired or has been terminated.
(4) For the purposes of subsection (3), the power of a deputy adjudicator to determine the proceedings in a resumed hearing includes the power of awarding costs and the making of any order ancillary to or consequential upon the award of costs. (Added 21 of 1999 s. 16)