A party may, with the written consent of the arbitral tribunal, apply to the High Court for summons to witnesses [section 20 (1)].

A person is not to be compelled to answer any question or to produce any document, which he could not have been compelled to answer or produce, at the trial in an action before the court [section 20 (1)].

Penalty is provided for failure to attend or refusal to take oath etc. (section 21).

It may be mentioned that the arbitrator is expressly empowered to administer oath, unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties [section 22 (2)]. [The power to administer oath is not provided in the Indian Act of 1996 though it was provided in the Act of 1940].