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Role of Appellate Tribunal for Benami Transactions

The Appellate Tribunal for Benami Transactions deals with disputes related to Transactions related to Benami's nature under the Benami (Prohibition) Transaction Act, 2016. Our legal specialists assist in the appellate tribunal for benami transaction matters to ensure fair decisions by the adjudicating authority and compliance in filing appeals against the benami transactions, gathering the evidence, preparing the legal arguments and ensuring compliance. The appellate tribunal is where our legal specialist presents the Benami transaction in the tribunal and conducts thorough research about the cases and related judgements which contribute to the Benami transaction matters to promote transparency and fairness in the decisions of the tribunals to protect the rights and interests.

Benefits of Appellate Tribunal for Benami Transactions

There are several benefits of the appellate tribunal for Benami Transactions, and some of the key benefits are given below

Fair Adjudication

The appellate tribunal for benami transactions offers an objective forum for an impartial and fair case evaluation and seeks to administer justice in conformity with relevant legal provisions for benami transactions matters. The appellate tribunal for benami transactions operates to provide fairness and impartiality to ensure that parties receive fair opportunity.

Quick Resolution

The Appellate Tribunal for Benami Transactions provides a speedy resolution and saves time for the parties in contrast to conventional judicial procedures. The appellate tribunal for benami transactions' main aim is to provide speedy solutions while maintaining the principles of natural justice.

Legal Clarity

The Appellate Tribunal for Benami Transactions rulings helps set precedents or judgements that clarify the laws about Benami Transactions.

Options for Appeal

The appellate tribunal for Benami Transaction permits people or businesses who disagree with lower tribunal rulings to request a more thorough examination.

Binding Decisions

The Appellate Tribunal for Benami Transaction orders provide a definitive conclusion to the dispute, which is binding for the parties.

Steps to Perform the Appellate Tribunal for Benami Transactions

The steps to perform the case related to Benami transactions in the appellate Tribunal are stated below

Examination of the Case

The first steps to perform the appellate tribunal for a benami transaction are determining the justification and merits of an appeal and verifying if the Appellate Tribunal has jurisdiction over the matter.

Appointment of a Lawyer

After examining the case related to Benami transactions, a lawyer with experience in handling Benami Transaction matters needs to be appointed. Enterslice provides a legal specialist to discuss the specifics of the case and get legal advice.

Filing of Appeal

Our legal specialist assists in filing the appeal petition, including the relevant information and legal justifications, and provides all pertinent information and corroborating records within the allotted period to file the appeal petition with the Appellate Tribunal.

Serving Notice to Parties

Our legal specialist serves the notice, informs all pertinent parties about the appeal that is involved in the case, and gives copies of the required paperwork and the appeal petition.

Attend Hearings

Our legal specialist takes part in the Appellate Tribunal's scheduled hearings, prepares arguments and addresses the appellate tribunal for benami transactions matters.


Our legal specialists make sure the decisions are fair and comply with the Prohibition of Benami Property Transaction (PBPT) Act 2016 to follow the Appellate Tribunal's rulings and orders and assist the party in complying with any other conditions imposed by the Tribunal.

Documents Required by the Adjudicating Authority under the PBPT Act

The list of the necessary documents required by the adjudicating authority under the PBPT Act is given below

  • Copy of the complaint and appeal petition
  • Evidence and supporting documents, including lower tribunal orders, legal notices, and original transaction paperwork.
  • Property documents are movable or immovable, tangible or intangible, such as sale deeds, agreements, payment receipts, etc.
  • Financial documents such as bank statements, payment receipts, etc.
  • Documentation proving payment of filing fees and any other relevant costs
  • Declarations and affidavits bolstering the appeal's arguments.
  • Any other proof or professional judgment pertinent to the matter
  • Copy of legal notices and responses received from the parties involved in the benami transaction matters.
  • Findings gathered by the investigation in the benami transaction matters.

Amendment on Legal Framework about the Adjudicating Authority under the PBPT Act

The legal framework of the adjudicating authority under the PBPT Act amendment passed on 1st July 2021 under section 71 of the Prohibition of Benami Property Transaction (PBPT) Act states that the Central Government can issue a notification to allow the Adjudicating Authority appointed under section 6(1) of the Prevention of Money-Laundering Act, 2002 and the Appellate Tribunal established under section 25 of the PMLA to discharge the functions of the Adjudicating Authority and the Appellate Tribunal correspondingly under the PBPT Act until Adjudicating Authorities are appointed and the Appellate Tribunal is established under the Prohibition of Benami Property Transaction (PBPT) Act.

Enterslice’s Services on the Appellate Tribunal for Benami Transactions

Enterslice offers various services to the parties involved in the benami transaction, such as

Legal Guidance

Our legal specialist provides professional guidance in the matter of benami transactions and provides strategic ideas to deal with the cases of benami transactions. Our legal specialist evaluates the cases thoroughly and analyzes the outcome to represent the case in the appellate tribunal for benami transactions.

Legal Representation

Our legal specialist represents and manages court cases and appeals before the appellate tribunal for benami transactions to secure a fair decision in the benami transaction matters.


Our legal specialist performs thorough research on the case related to Benami transactions and gathers the evidence related to the supported presents or judgement of Benami transactions.

Legal Compliance

Our legal specialist ensures that the proceedings or filing of the appeal in the Benami transactions complies with the Benami Transaction regulations to secure impartial decisions.

Drafting and Documentation

Our legal specialist drafts and examines legal paperwork about Benami Transactions and ensures that all required documentation is complete.

Due Diligence

Our legal specialist performs comprehensive due Diligence in the investigation of transactions to find any potential benami features and use techniques for the assessment of risk and mitigation.

Regulatory Framework for Benami Transactions

The legal framework around benami transactions involves various important laws, and the primary law in the benami matter is the Prohibition of Benami Property Transaction (PBPT) Act 1988, which is amended by the PBPT Act 2016. The parties involved are defined by the legislation, and they discuss the authority to look into, prosecute, and decide cases related to the benami transactions on specific authorities. The law permits the seizure of benami properties, which has a deterrent effect, and the process of adjudication is comprehensive and provides an outline of filing the complaint, hearings, etc. Also, the legal system encompasses additional laws, such as the Companies Act of 2013, which emphasizes appropriate accounting procedures, financial transparency, and corporate governance to indirectly help in the prohibition of Benami activities. The benami transactions in the context of insolvency are closely examined by the insolvency and bankruptcy code if they affect a company's financial stability during proceedings. The Benami transactions are a component of illegal financial operations and are indirectly addressed by anti-money laundering rules to help identify and put a stop to the Benami transactions linked to money laundering. The regulatory structure also includes income tax laws to state that person report their income, assets and properties inspection and functions as a warning against benami transactions and reporting requirements for higher transaction amounts and suspicious activities. In the end, the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions (PBPT) Act forms the foundation of a various regulatory framework and the benami transactions are related to the various laws such as the Income Tax Act, the Companies Act, IBC, and AML legislation to prevent the benami transactions matters related cases.

Role of Adjudicating Authority and Appellate Tribunal

The adjudicating authority and appellate tribunal under the Prohibition of the Benami Property Transaction (PBPT) Act is established by the government. The PBPT Act established four authorities to investigate the matters of Benami Transactions, which are the initiating officer, approving authority, administrator and adjudicating authority. The notice will be issued by the initiating officer and can hold the property for 90 days from the date of notice issued, subject to the permission of the approving authority. The order is issued to hold the property, and then the initiating officer transfers the case to the adjudicating authority, who then examines the Benami transaction matter. The PBPT act establishes the appellate tribunal for benami transactions to hear the appeal against the judgement passed by the adjudicating authority, and the appeal will be filed to the High Court to deal with the Benami transaction matters if again the party is not satisfied with the High Courts then the appeal will go to the Supreme Court.

Amendment on Penalty for Benami Transaction in PBPT Act, 2016

The government passed an amended PBPT Act, 2016, and the penalty stated under it is that if a person is found guilty of an offence related to Benami Property, then a person is sentenced to up to 7 years of severe imprisonment and a fine and as per the 2016 amendment on Benami Transaction and the fines is imposed up to 25% of the fair market value of the benami property. Also, the law grants the government the authority to seize.

Frequently Asked Questions

The period to file an appeal against the Appellate Tribunal to the High Court is 60 days.

The parties can send a benami property complaint to the Initiating officers under the Prohibition of Benami Property (PBPT) Act.

Benami Transactions are transactions in which property is transferred to one party for consideration by another party.

The primary test for the benami transaction is the source of the consideration money.

The act prohibits illegal benami transactions, and the penalty is imprisonment for up to seven years and a fine of 25% of the fair market value of the benami property.

The Benamidar is a person in whose name the Benami property is transferred or a person who lends his name

The rights are a person can file a suit against the party in whose name the property is held or against any other person when no person is claiming to be the actual owner of such property or anyone on the behalf.

The PBPT is the Prohibition of the Benami Property Act of 2016

Section 46 of the PBPT Act states the party have the option to appeal the decision to the Appellate Tribunal.

Section 21 of the PBPT Act states that the notice for the attachment of Benami property is issued by the administrative authority or initiating officer.

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