Once DRT permits court fee refund, Registrar cannot insist on a joint application for the same: Bombay High Court

The Court observed that Rule 5 of the rules governing the refund of court fees cannot be interpreted to defeat any entitlement of the applicant for a refund permitted under Rule 4
Bombay High Court
Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court recently read down Rule 5 of the Debts and Recovery Tribunal (Refund of Court fees) Rules, 2013 to mean that once the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) permits a refund of court fees on an original application, the Registrar of the DRT cannot insist that a joint application must be presented for the same. [Yes Bank Ltd vs Union of India and Ors.]

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