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Debt Recovery Tribunal(DRT) Litigation Support Services at Bhatt & Joshi Associates: An Overview

Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) is a specialized court that handles cases related to recovery of debts due to banks and financial institutions. Bhatt & Joshi Associates, a leading law firm in Gujarat, Ahmedabad, offers the most experienced and professional DRT lawyers to provide litigation support services to their prospective clients at the Debt Recovery Tribunal(DRT), Ahmedabad. Here, we aim to discuss the various powers of DRT and the different kinds of litigation support services that Bhatt & Joshi Associates can offer at DRT, Ahmedabad. We also aim to provide an overview of the two primary laws over which the Debt Recovery Tribunal(DRT) has jurisdiction, SARFAESI Act, 2002 and RDDBFI Act, 1993.

SARFAESI Act, 2002 and RDDBFI Act, 1993: An Overview

Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Securities Interest Act, 2002 (SARFAESI Act, 2002)

The Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Securities Interest Act, 2002 (SARFAESI Act, 2002) is an Indian law that allows banks and other financial institutions to auction the security interest created in residential/commercial properties of defaulters to recover loans. It does not apply to unsecured loans, loans below ₹100,000, or the remaining debt below 20% of the original principal as per Section 31 of SARFAESI Act, 2002. The act also allows the creation of asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) and allows banks to sell their non-performing assets to ARCs. Banks are also allowed to take possession of collateral property and sell it without court permission.

The Recovery Of Debts Due To Banks And Financial Institution Act, 1993 (RDDBFI Act, 1993)

The Recovery Of Debts Due To Banks And Financial Institution Act, 1993 (RDDBFI Act, 1993) applies to the whole of India except J&K. It applies where the amount of debt due is not less than Rs. 10,00,000/-. Original Application for recovery of Debts can be filed only by Banks and Financial Institutions. Section 3 of the RDDBFI Act provides for the establishment of Debt Recovery Tribunals by the Central Government in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court. The Central Government can establish one or more Tribunals for each State or Union Territory or for a group of States or Union Territories, as it may deem fit. The Tribunal is headed by a Presiding Officer, who is appointed by the Central Government in consultation with the Chief Justice of the concerned High Court.


Powers of Debt Recovery Tribunal(DRT)

The Debt Recovery Tribunal(DRT) has several powers vested in them, such as summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person and examining them on oath, requiring the discovery and production of documents, receiving evidence on affidavits, issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses or documents, reviewing its decisions, dismissing an application for default or deciding it ex-parte, directing the defendants to provide security sufficient to satisfy the debt, and many others. Bhatt & Joshi Associates have a team of expert Debt Recovery Tribunal(DRT) lawyers who possess the skills of thorough research and exhibit all facts and data cohesively.


Litigation Support Services for Debt Recovery Tribunal at Bhatt & Joshi Associates

Bhatt & Joshi Associates offer varied services and provide support through advisory as well as litigation does to enforce the rights of Borrowers or the lenders/financial institutions as the case may be in reference to recovering of money. The firm has an in-house team of expert DRT lawyers for handling all such matters with excellent results. Our DRT lawyers present simple, and practical solutions catering to respective needs:

  • Defending false claims of bank in recovery of dues/ Recovery of bank loans 
  • Filing and defending SAs (Securitization Application u/s 17 of SARFAESI Act) at Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT)
  • Filing and defending OAs (Original Application u/s 19 of RDDBFI Act) at Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT)
  • Legal advice related to DRT and SARFAESI matters
  • Services for DRT matters by expert Indian Banking Lawyer
  • Defending and filing of appeals against the orders of DRT at DRAT
  • Taking up matters of SARFAESI Act
  • Bank loan restructuring advice

Why choose Bhatt & Joshi Associates?

Bhatt & Joshi Associates have a team of enthusiastic, new minds with experienced and analytically versed DRT Lawyers who possess a strong grip over diverse areas of Banking law and RBI Regulations. Our DRT lawyers are always prepared to represent the case before DRAT or even at HIgh court if required. At all stages of Original Proceedings appropriate law points as raised so that appeals are not deprived of necessary pleadings. Our lawyers prepare meticulously before appearing for the case. We also provide comprehensive services Our team of lawyers has a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in debt recovery cases, and they work diligently to provide clients with timely and cost-effective solutions.

Moreover, we understand that each case is unique and requires a personalized approach. Therefore, we work closely with our clients to understand their needs and provide tailored solutions to meet their specific requirements. We believe in transparency and keep our clients informed at every stage of the legal process.

Overall, if you are looking for a reliable and competent legal team to assist you with debt recovery-related procedures in India, Bhatt & Joshi Associates is the right choice. We have the expertise, experience, and commitment to providing you with the best possible legal representation and assistance.


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