Modification of claims post approval of Resolution Plan: can NCLT exercise equity-based jurisdiction? – By Adv. Srivatsava Reddy Beerapalli

The Code as it exists in our country has consciously limited the jurisdiction of the Adjudicatory Authority in approving resolutions plans under Section 31 and the legislature has not conferred independent equity-based jurisdiction on the NCLT. Primarily, this helps reduce delays and increase time bound resolution ensuring value maximization. On the contrary, the remarks made by the NCLAT in Paramvir and continued litigation for equitable treatment in distribution of proceeds under the resolution plan to certain stakeholders leaves room for discussion on the treatment of all stakeholders under approved resolution plans in the prevailing status quo.