Understanding Debt Recovery Tribunal Matters: A Comprehensive Guide by SKAV Lawians


In today’s fast-paced business environment, debt recovery has become a crucial aspect of financial management for both creditors and debtors. Understanding the mechanisms and procedures involved in Debt Recovery Tribunal matters is essential for safeguarding your interests and navigating through legal complexities.

Debt Recovery Tribunal matters pertain to legal proceedings initiated for the recovery of debts by financial institutions, banks, and creditors. The Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) is a specialized court established under the Recovery of Debts Due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act, 1993 (RDDBFI Act). 

Key Aspects of DRT Matters

Jurisdiction: DRTs have jurisdiction over matters involving the recovery of debts exceeding a specified threshold from banks, financial institutions, and specified entities. They adjudicate cases related to non-performing assets (NPAs), loan defaults, and debt recovery actions initiated under the RDDBFI Act.

Recovery Proceedings: DRT proceedings involve the initiation of recovery actions by creditors against defaulting borrowers. This may include issuance of recovery notices, attachment of assets, and auction/sale of mortgaged properties to realize outstanding dues.

Legal Remedies: Both creditors and debtors have legal remedies available under the RDDBFI Act to protect their interests. Creditors can file recovery applications before the DRT, seeking recovery of debts along with accrued interest and costs. Debtors, on the other hand, can defend themselves against unfounded claims and challenge the legality of recovery actions.

Appeals and Enforcement: Decisions passed by DRTs are appealable before the Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal (DRAT) and further to the High Court and Supreme Court, if necessary. Additionally, DRTs have powers to enforce their orders through various means, including attachment and sale of properties, garnishee orders, and arrest and detention of defaulting individuals.

How SKAV Lawians Can Assist You

At SKAV Lawians, we specialize in providing comprehensive legal assistance in Debt Recovery Tribunal matters. Our team of seasoned legal professionals possesses extensive experience in representing clients before DRTs across the country. Here’s how we can help:

Legal Consultation: We offer expert legal advice and consultation to creditors and debtors on matters about debt recovery, DRT proceedings, and legal remedies available under the RDDBFI Act.

Representation: Our proficient advocates represent clients in DRT proceedings, diligently advocating their interests and striving for favorable outcomes. We handle every aspect of the case, from the filing of recovery applications to the enforcement of DRT orders.

Dispute Resolution: We specialize in alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as mediation and negotiation, aiming to resolve disputes amicably and avoid protracted litigation before DRTs.

Appeals and Enforcement: SKAV Lawians provides robust appellate representation before DRATs, High Courts, and the Supreme Court, ensuring effective enforcement of DRT orders and safeguarding our clients’ rights.


Debt Recovery Tribunal matters require specialized legal expertise and strategic guidance. SKAV Lawians stands as your trusted partner in addressing all aspects of debt recovery, from initial consultation to successful resolution. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you in safeguarding your financial interests and achieving swift and efficient debt recovery outcomes.

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