27.3.37 National Company Law Tribunal Rules, 2016
37. Notice to Opposite Party.-
(1) The Tribunal shall issue notice to the respondent to show cause against the application or petition on a date of hearing to be specified in the Notice. Such notice in shall be accompanied by a copy of the application with supporting documents.
(2) If the respondent does not appear on the date specified in the notice in , the Tribunal, after according reasonable opportunity to the respondent, shall forthwith proceed ex-parte to dispose of the application.
(3) If the respondent contests to the notice received under sub-rule (1), it may, either in person or through an authorised representative, file a reply accompanied with an affidavit and along with copies of such documents on which it relies, with an advance service to the petitioner or applicant, to the Registry before the date of hearing and such reply and copies of documents shall form part of the record.
Form NCLT 5