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Application to DRT (Debt Recovery Tribunal) Fees Procedure and Documents Required

Applying to the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT): Fees, Procedure, and Documents

The Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) is a fast-track judicial forum in India established for speedy recovery of debts owed to banks and financial institutions. If you’re a lender seeking to recover debt through the DRT, understanding the application process, fees, and required documents is crucial. Here’s a detailed breakdown:


  • Original Application (OA): The fee for filing an OA depends on the debt amount:
    • Up to Rs. 10 lakhs: Rs. 12,000
    • Above Rs. 10 lakhs: Rs. 12,000 + Rs. 1,000 for every additional lakh (subject to a maximum of Rs. 1,50,000)
  • Review Application: 50% of the OA fee
  • Interlocutory Application (IA): Rs. 250
  • Vakalatnama: Rs. 5
  • Appeal against DRT order:
    • Less than Rs. 10 lakhs: Rs. 12,000
    • Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs. 30 lakhs: Rs. 20,000
    • Above Rs. 30 lakhs: Rs. 30,000


  1. Draft the Original Application (OA): The OA must be in the prescribed format (Form O.A. 1) and include details like:
    • Applicant/Bank details
    • Defendant/Borrower details
    • Loan agreement details
    • Amount due and breakdown
    • Grounds for recovery
    • Relief sought
  2. Pay the application fee: You can pay the fee through challan, bank draft, or online payment through the e-DRT portal.
  3. File the OA: You can file the OA physically at the Registrar’s office of the DRT within whose jurisdiction the borrower resides or has property. Alternatively, you can file electronically through the e-DRT portal (mandatory for cases involving debts above Rs. 100 crore).
  4. Serve the OA on the defendant: The DRT will issue summons to the defendant to appear before the Tribunal.
  5. Hearing and proceedings: The DRT will hear arguments from both parties and examine evidence. Depending on the complexity of the case, there may be multiple hearings.
  6. Order: The DRT will issue an order, either directing the defendant to repay the debt or dismissing the application.

Documents Required:

  • Original Application (OA) in Form O.A. 1
  • Proof of payment of application fee
  • Loan agreement and related documents (sanction letter, statements, etc.)
  • Proof of borrower’s address and identity
  • Any other document supporting the claim (property documents, communication with borrower, etc.)
  • Vakalatnama if engaging a lawyer

Additional Points:

  • It’s highly recommended to consult with a lawyer specializing in DRT matters for proper guidance and representation throughout the process.
  • You can track the status of your application online through the e-DRT portal.
  • The DRT website and user manual ( provide detailed information on the application process and forms.

I hope this information provides a comprehensive overview of applying to the DRT. Remember, the specific details and procedures may vary slightly depending on your location and the nature of your case. Consulting with a legal professional is always advisable for navigating the complexities of debt recovery through the DRT.

Adcocate J.S. Rohilla (Civil & Criminal Lawyer in Indore)

Contact: 88271 22304

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