Saturday, March 4, 2017

Appeal against order of DRAT can't be entertained when pre-deposit isn't made: HC

Facts:

i. Writ petition was filed against an order passed by the Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal (DRAT), Delhi where by it dismissed an appeal of petitioner on the ground of noncompliance of pre-deposit.

The High Court held as under:

a) Section 21 of the ‘Recovery of Debts Due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act, 1993’ provides that an appeal is preferred by any person from whom the amount of debt is due to a bank or a financial institution. Such appeal would not be entertained by the Appellate Tribunal unless such person has deposited with the Appellant Tribunal 75% of the amount of debt due from borrower as determined by the Tribunal.

b) An appeal cannot be entertained on ground of non- deposit of amount which is mandatory for an appeal to DRAT.

c) Thus, the instant writ petition couldn’t be entertained and the same was to be dismissed. - [2017] 78 taxmann.com 206 (Delhi)
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