17. Power to punish for contempt. A Tribunal shall have, and exercise, the same jurisdiction, powers and authority in respect of contempt of itself as a High Court has and may exercise and, for this purpose, the provisions of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 , (70 of 1971 .) shall have effect subject to the modifications that--
the reference therein to a High Court shall be construed as including a reference to such Tribunal;
the references to the Advocate- General in section 15 of the said Act shall be construed,--
in relation to the Central Administrative Tribunal, as a reference to the Attorney- General or the Solicitor- General or the Additional Solicitor- General; and
in relation to an Administrative Tribunal for a State or a Joint Administrative Tribunal for two or more States, as a reference to the Advocate- General of the State or any of the States for which such Tribunal has been established.