The Supreme Court, relying upon the doctrine of kompetenz – kompetenz enshrined in Section 16 of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996. in the case of Uttarakhand Purv Sainik Kalyan Nigam Ltd. Vs. Northern Coal Field Ltd. Order (Special Leave Petition (C) No. 11476 of 2018), has held that the issue of limitation can be decided by the Arbitrator only.
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