In a recent ruling (Indu Kapoor v. AU Small Finance Bank & Anr), the Delhi High Court voiced worry over the poor infrastructure and ongoing cases at the Debt Recovery Tribunals (DRTs) in the nation’s capital, commenting that they resembled a “dump of files and records.”
The images of some of the DRTs were inspected by a division bench of Justices Najmi Waziri and Gaurang Kanth, who found that they were unsuitable for case adjudication.
The Court subsequently ordered the Registrar of the Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal (DRAT) to submit a status report on any remodelling or recreation projects being carried out in the courtrooms of the DRTs.
The Court also ordered the Ministry of Finance to investigate the problem and take increasing the number of DRTs into consideration due to the significant backlog of cases.
This news is written by Ms. Amrita Singh, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.