Costly, time-consuming business disputes can take a real bite out of your company’s bottom line. That is why more and more companies are turning to the Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA), the undisputed leader in dispute resolution services in India.

The ICA was established in 1965 as a specialized arbitral body at the national level under the initiatives of the Govt. of India and apex business organizations like FICCI etc. Based in New Delhi, the main objective of ICA is to promote amicable, quick and inexpensive settlement of commercial disputes by means of arbitration, conciliation, regardless of location. more...

Members and parties are notified about the revision of Rule 8 of the ICA Maritime Arbitration Rules, 2016. The amendments will be effective on and from 13th February, 2017. For amended text of Rule 8 of ICA Maritime Arbitration Rules, please click here

GST Implementation and ICA

As you are very much aware, the Government of India had implemented the Goods and Service Tax (GST) @ 18% effective from 1st July, 2017.

In preparing this new tax regime, Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA) strives to be ready and in compliant with the GST registration. Hence, our GST system has been designed in accordance with the new GST regime.

For hassle-free transactions and facilitation of financial process, we would like to highlight some basic changes on our fees and charges subjected to GST to bring you up-to-date and distinguish them towards preparation for the transition to the GST regime. Accordingly, GST will be charged applicable on the following components (non-exhaustive) henceforth:

1.      Membership Subscription
2.      Registration Fee for Arbitration Cases
3.      Arbitrator’s Fee and Administrative Charges
4.      Participation Fee for Conferences, Seminars etc.

Kindly be advised that the Stamp Duty on the arbitral award is not subject to GST.

Eligible Voters for Election - GB Members - 2017 (as on 15th May, 2017)
  1. Foundation Members
  2. Ordinary Members
  3. Associate Members
  4. Individual Members

Disputes of various forms put on hold big construction projects. This disruption causes worse damage in terms of original cost and profit calculation. The “Dispute Board” mechanism is an effective answer to this problem as it continuously monitors, discusses and settles all upcoming agreements between the parties during the continuation of project. Although the concept and mechanism of DB has been in operation close to four decades across the world, in India, the concept of DB and its acceptance for no hold-up project is still in a very nascent stage – particularly, the institutional dispute board service has no precedent here.  

To ensure a high standard of application of “Dispute Boards”, ICA, with the support of the World Bank, has established the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Institutional Dispute Board Services in India. These Rules of Procedures have been drafted by experienced and high-ranking experts based on best practices from other countries.     

For any further information, you may write to: The Additional Director, Indian Council of Arbitration, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi.
Email: ica@ficci.com


R E G I S T R A T I O N  F O R M


(A)     New Registration rate of Fee for Domestic Commercial Arbitration:

  • Non-Refundable Registration Fee of Rs.15,000/- plus applicable taxes for claims up to Rs.1 Crore
  • Non-Refundable Registration Fee of Rs.30,000/- plus applicable taxes for claims above Rs.1 Crore

(B)     New Registration Fee for International Commercial Arbitration:

  • Non-Refundable Registration Fee of U S Dollars 1,650 plus applicable taxes (No Change)

(C)     New Registration Fee for Maritime Arbitration

  • Non-Refundable Registration Fee of Rs.15,000/- plus applicable taxes for claims up to Rs.1 Crore
  • Non-Refundable Registration Fee of Rs.30,000/- plus applicable taxes for claims above Rs.1 Crore

All amendments in these Rules are introduced pursuant to the amendments to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 (“Act”), which will automatically become effective from the date of amendments to the Act i.e. 23rd October, 2015. All other amendments shall become binding with effect from 1st April, 2016. The aforesaid amended Rules are appended herein below.

Due to Krishi Kalyan Cess (KKC), applicable on service tax w.e.f. 1st June, 2016, the effective service tax will now become 15% from the existing 14.5%. The increased service tax will be charged on every payment receivable by the ICA on or after 1st June, 2016.

Maritime Rules
(with effect from 1st April, 2016), click here.

ICA Arbitration Quarterly
January-March, 2016