36E. Application to the recovery officer.-
(1) Where any borrower, who is under a liability to an approved institution under an agreement, makes any default in repayment of any assistance or any instalment thereof or otherwise fails to comply with the terms of said agreement, then, without prejudice to the provisions of section 69 of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882 (4 of 1882), the approved institution may apply, to the recovery officer within the limits of whose jurisdiction the borrower actually and voluntarily resides, or carries on business, or personally works for gain, or the cause of action wholly or in part arises, for the sale of the property pledged, mortgaged, hypothecated or assigned to the approved institution as security for the dues.
(2) Where an approved institution, which has to recover its dues from any borrower, has filed an application to the recovery officer under sub-section (1) and the same property is also pledged, mortgaged, hypothecated or assigned to another approved institution or person, the other approved institution or person may join the approved institution at any stage of the proceedings, before the final order is passed, by making an application to that recovery officer.
(3) In the application under sub-section (1) or sub-section (2), the nature and extent of the liability of the borrower to the approved institution or person, the grounds on which it is made shall be stated and it be in such form and be accompanied by such documents or other evidence as may be prescribed.
1. Ins. by Act 15 of 2000, s. 20 (w.e.f. 12-6-2000).