Cases pile up at Hyderabad DRT
The Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT), at Hyderabad has been headless since April 2010 when the presiding officer D Gopal Krishna was suspended. As a result, cases have been piling up in the absence of a regular Presiding Officer (PO). The DRT has more than 2,700 cases pending with it which were filed by either banks or their customers wherein an estimated Rs 1,000 crore in recoveries has been held up due to the delay in clearing these cases. Currently, the PO of Mumbai DRT-1, A Vijay Kumar, is looking after the additional charge of the Hyderabad tribunal. A RTI application has been filed seeking complete details of the cases and orders heard in the recent past.