Securitization Act 2002
Appeal to debt recovery tribunal (DRT)
Any person aggrieved by any measure taken by secured creditor or his authorized officer may file an appeal to Debts Recovery Tribunal, within 45 days from date on which such measure was taken. i.e. action of taking possession of asset, takeover of management of business of borrower, appointing person to manage secured asset etc. is taken by the creditor.
When a borrower files an appeal, the appeal cannot be entertained unless; the borrower deposits 75% of the amount claimed in the notice by secured creditor. The DRT can waive or reduce the amount required to be deposited. The amount is not required to be deposited at the time of filing appeal, but appeal will not be heard till the amount is deposited. The borrower while filing the appeal should also file an application requesting the Debt Recovery Tribunal to admit the appeal without deposit of any amount. It the DRT orders partial deposit of the amount and the same is not deposited, appeal can be dismissed.
The 75% deposit is only required if the appeal is filed by the borrower. If some other aggrieved person (e.g. guarantor, shareholder) files it the deposit is not required.