J. Mishra - Statutory provision made under the Act that says that it must be deposited if reference is not sought. How can you say that this provision is otiose ? It’s an outright enquiry to a Senior Counsel. Answer this later and, continue now.
SD (Continues with the submissions) - First you have award, then you have communication under S12. Then if he refuses payment, you deposit it in the court. And then you can take possession. The Act makes the entire process very clear.
SD - The new regime and new thinking concerns only the future. The question is what happens to 1894 ? S24 had to be put in to allow situations where awards had been passed. Overall concept seems to be something that is nationwide and not individual case-wise.