Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Delhi HC stays shifting of DRT to Parliament Street


The High today stayed the shifting of the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) from its current location in Jhandewalan here to a building in Street. 

A bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru in an interim order put on hold till October 27 the Centre's decision to shift the three benches of DRT from their current location, saying, "Let the tribunals function from their present place." 

"... The Union of to ensure that the tribunals are allowed to function from their current place. They be not shifted without sufficient arrangements being made at the new place," the court said. 

The court passed the order after the DRT Bar Association claimed that the new premises did not have proper parking facilities, places for lawyers and litigants to sit or any amenities. 

They also said that there will be a function in th next few days, and if DRT is moved to the new location it will create a chaos as there would be no place to park the vehicles and power and other facilities are also not fully functional. 

Presently the DRT is being operated from the basement of a building at the RSS Bharat Prakashan-owned Keshav Kunj in Jhandewalan for several years. 

The decision to shift the tribunal to a different location was taken after the RSS filed a suit for eviction, claiming they needed the property for their own offices. 

Earlier this year, the Bar Association was told that the government had decided to shift the DRT to the Jeevan Tara Building at Patel chowk on Parliament Street. 

The DRT was scheduled to be shifted to the Jeevan Tara offices by October 20 and was expected to start functioning from October 27.

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