Section 5A: Transfer of pending applications to any one of Debts Recovery Tribunals in certain cases.

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Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 (SARFAESI Act, 2002)

CHAPTER-II

Regulation of securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets of Banks and Financial Institutions

Section 5A: Transfer of pending applications to any one of Debts Recovery Tribunals in certain cases.

1[5A. (1) If any financial asset, of a borrower acquired by a 2[asset reconstruction company], comprise of secured debts of more than one bank or financial institution for recovery of which such banks or financial institutions has filed applications before two or more Debts Recovery Tribunals the 2[asset reconstruction company] may file an application to the Appellate Tribunal having jurisdiction over any of such Tribunals in which such applications are pending for transfer of all pending applications to any one of the Debts Recovery Tribunals as it deems fit.

(2) On receipt of such application for transfer of all pending applications under sub-section (1), the Appellate Tribunal may, after giving the parties to the application an opportunity of being heard, pass an order for transfer of the pending applications to any one of the Debts Recovery Tribunals.

(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Recovery of Debts Due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act, 1993 (51 of 1993), any order passed by the Appellate Tribunal under sub-section (2) shall be binding on all the Debts Recovery Tribunals referred to in sub-section (1) as if such order had been passed by the Appellate Tribunal having jurisdiction on each such Debts Recovery Tribunal.

(4) Any recovery certificate, issued by the Debts Recovery Tribunal to which all the pending applications are transferred under sub-section (2), shall be executed in accordance with the provisions contained in sub-section (23) of section 19 and other provisions of the Recovery of Debts Due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act, 1993 (51 of 1993)shall, accordingly, apply to such execution.]


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Amendments:

1. Ins. by Act 30 of 2004, s. 5 (w.e.f. 11-11-2004).

2. Substituted by Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Act, 2016, w.e.f. 1-9-2016 through sec. 3 as under:

“3. Throughout the principal Act,—
(i) for the words “securitisation company”, “reconstruction company”, “securitisation or reconstruction company” , “securitisation company or the reconstruction company” or “securitisation company or a reconstruction company”, wherever they occur, the words “asset reconstruction company” shall be substituted;

(ii) for the words “securitisation companies or reconstruction companies”, wherever they occur, the words “asset reconstruction companies” shall be substituted;

(iii) for the words “qualified institutional buyer”, wherever they occur, the words “qualified buyer” shall be substituted;

(iv) for the words “qualified institutional buyers”, wherever they occur, the words “qualified buyers” shall be substituted.”

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