Debt Recovery Tribunals Matters

Government of India has constituted 33 Debt Recovery Tribunals and 5 Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal across the country. The idea was to keep in line with the international trends on helping financial institutions recover their bad Debt quickly and efficiently. These debt recovery tribunals are located across the country.

The Debt Recovery Tribunal is located across the country. In Big Cities, there are more than one DRTs. However, there are some states which don’t have DRTs.

The Banks & Financial Institutions and other parties in these States have to go to Debt Recovery Tribunal located in other states having jurisdiction over there area.

Thus the territorial jurisdiction of some Debt Recovery Tribunal is very vast. For example, the Debt Recovery Tribunal located in Guwahati has jurisdiction over all the seven North Eastern States.

Similarly, the territorial jurisdiction of the Debt Recovery Tribunal located at Chandigarh too has a very wide jurisdiction over the States of Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh.

Here are some important points for your exams:-

  • Setting up of Debt Recovery Tribunal is dependent upon the volume of cases. Higher the number of cases within a territorial area, more Debt Recovery Tribunal would be set up.
  • Each Debt Recovery Tribunal is presided over by a Presiding Officer. The Presiding Officer is generally a judge of the rank of Dist. & Sessions Judge.
  • Each Debt Recovery Tribunal has two Recovery Officers.
  • The Debt Recovery Tribunals are governed by provisions of the Recovery of Debt Due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act, 1993, also popularly called as the RDB Act. Thus DRTs are statutory bodies.
  • Rules have been framed and notified under the Recovery of Debts Due to Banks and Financial Institution Act, 1993.
  • The Debt Recovery Tribunal is fully empowered to pass comprehensive orders like in Civil Courts. The Tribunal can hear cross suits, counter claims and allow set offs. However, they cannot hear claims of damages or deficiency of services or breach of contract or criminal negligence on the part of the lenders.
  • Banks approach DRTs for disputed loans above Rs 10 lakh.
  • DRTs are expected to resolve the cases within 6 months.
  • Current Issues: Bankers say that Rs 2 lakh crore of loans are stuck in DRTs. Of the Rs 2 lakh crore of suits filed Rs 1.29 lakh-crore loan recovery certificates are yet to be issued. Currently seven DRTs including one of the three in Mumbai are functioning without a presiding officer. There are vacancies for recovery officers and assistant staff as well.

News Section

News

Due Date Reminder

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June
July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
All
30 Sep 20 furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted u/s 194-IA in month of August 2020
30 Sep 20 Due date for furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted u/s 194-IB in month of August 2020
30 Sep 20 Audit report under section 44AB for the assessment year 2020-21 in the case of a corporate-assessee or non-corporate assessee (who is required to submit his/its return of income on September 30, 2020).
30 Sep 20 Annual return of income for the assessment year 2020-21 if the assessee (not having any international or specified domestic transaction) is (a) corporate-assessee or (b) non-corporate assessee (whose books of account are required to be audited) or (c) wor
07 Oct 20 Payment of TDS of September 2020 (For Govt deductors paying through challan)
10 Oct 20 Return of TDS (Tax deducted at source) with payment of tax (GSTR-7) for the month of September 2020
10 Oct 20 Statement by e-commerce operator with tax (GSTR-8) for the month September 2020
11 Oct 20 Filing of GSTR-1 for the month of Sep, 2020
13 Oct 20 Filing of GSTR-6 for input service distributor for the month of Sep 2020
15 Oct 20 Due date for issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under Section 194-IA in the month of August, 2020.
15 Oct 20 Due date for issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under Section 194-IB in the month of August, 2020
15 Oct 20 P.F Payment for the month of September 2020
15 Oct 20 ESIC Payments for the of September 2020
15 Oct 20 Submission of Forms No.15G, 15H,27C for the quarter ending 30th Sep, 2020
15 Oct 20 furnishing of Form 24G by an office of Government where TDS for m/o Sep 20 has been paid without production of a challan
18 Oct 20 Filing of CMP-08 for the quarter Jul-Sep 2020
20 Oct 20 Filing of GSTR-5 for Non-resident foreign taxpayer for the month of Sep 2020
20 Oct 20 GST Return for NRI OIDAR service provider for the month of Sep 2020 (GSTR 5A)
30 Oct 20 furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted u/s 194-IA in month of September 2020
30 Oct 20 Due date for furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted u/s 194-IB in month of September 2020
31 Oct 20 Filing of GSTR-1 for the quarter Jul-Sep, 2020
31 Oct 20 Quarterly statement of TDS deposited for the quarter ending September 30, 2020
07 Nov 20 Payment of TDS of October 2020 (For Govt deductors paying through challan)
10 Nov 20 Statement by e-commerce operator with tax (GSTR-8) for the month October 2020
10 Nov 20 Return of TDS (Tax deducted at source) with payment of tax (GSTR-7) for the month of October 2020
11 Nov 20 Filing of GSTR-1 for the month of Oct, 2020
13 Nov 20 Filing of GSTR-6 for input service distributor for the month of Oct 2020
14 Nov 20 Due date for issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under Section 194-IA in the month of September, 2020.
14 Nov 20 Due date for issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under Section 194-IB in the month of September, 2020
15 Nov 20 P.F Payment for the month of October 2020
15 Nov 20 ESIC Payments for the month of October 2020
15 Nov 20 furnishing of Form 24G by an office of Government where TDS for m/o Oct 20 has been paid without production of a challan
15 Nov 20 Quarterly TDS certificate (in respect of tax deducted for payments other than salary) for the quarter ending September 30, 2020
20 Nov 20 Filing of GSTR-5 for Non-resident foreign taxpayer for the month of Oct 2020
20 Nov 20 GST Return for NRI OIDAR service provider for the month of Oct 2020 (GSTR 5A)
30 Nov 20 furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted u/s 194-IA in month of October 20
30 Nov 20 Due date for furnishing of challan-cum-statement in respect of tax deducted u/s 194-IB in month of October 2020
07 Dec 20 Payment of TDS of November 2020 (For Govt deductors paying through challan)
10 Dec 20 Return of TDS (Tax deducted at source) with payment of tax (GSTR-7) for the month of November 2020
10 Dec 20 Statement by e-commerce operator with tax (GSTR-8) for the month November 2020
11 Dec 20 Filing of GSTR-1 for the month of Nov, 2020
13 Dec 20 Filing of GSTR-6 for input service distributor for the month of November 2020
15 Dec 20 Due date for issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under Section 194-IA in the month of October, 2020.
15 Dec 20 Due date for issue of TDS Certificate for tax deducted under Section 194-IB in the month of October, 2020
15 Dec 20 P.F Payment for the month of November 2020
15 Dec 20 ESIC Payments for the month of November 2020
15 Dec 20 furnishing of Form 24G by an office of Government where TDS for m/o Nov 20 has been paid without production of a challan
20 Dec 20 Filing of GSTR-5 for Non-resident foreign taxpayer for the month of Nov 2020
20 Dec 20 GST Return for NRI OIDAR service provider for the month of November 2020 (GSTR 5A)
Readmore...

Blog News

Enquiry Form

Please send us your query and we'll be happy to assist you