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An authority is said to be exercising Quasi-Judicial Function when:

  • it is empowered under a statute to do any act
  • the act will affect the civil rights of a citizen
  • whether the act is done in the context of resolving a dispute between two citizens, or whether the dispute is between a citizen and the authority itself
  • the authority is required to act judicially and in accordance with rules of natural justice

Examples of Quasi-judicial bodies in India

  1. National Human Rights Commission
  2. State Human Rights Commission
  3. Central Information Commission
  4. State Information Commission
  5. National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission
  6. State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission
  7. District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum
  8. Competition Commission of India
  9. Appellate Tribunal for Electricity
  10. State Electricity Regulatory Commission
  11. Railway Claims Tribunal
  12. Income Tax Appellate Tribunal
  13. Intellectual Property Appellate Tribunal
  14. Central Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal
  15. Banking Ombudsman
  16. Insurance Ombudsman
  17. Income tax Ombudsman
  18. Electricity Ombudsman
  19. State Sales tax Appellate Tribunal

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