IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2022 – IBBI Notification No. IBBI/2022-23/GN/REG093 dated 16.09.2022

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2022.

INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY BOARD OF INDIA
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 16th September, 2022

No. IBBI/2022-23/GN/REG093. In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (t) of sub-section (1) of section 196 read with section 240 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (31 of 2016), the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India hereby makes the following regulations further to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016, namely: –

1. (1) These regulations may be called the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2022.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the principal regulations’), after regulation 4B, the following shall be inserted, namely: –

“4C. Process e-mail.

(1) The interim resolution professional shall open an email account and use it for all correspondences with stakeholders and in the event of his replacement by a resolution professional, shall handover the credentials of the email to him.

(2) The resolution professional shall, in case of his replacement with another resolution professional or a liquidator, hand over the credentials of the email to the other resolution professional or the liquidator, as the case may be.”

3. In the principal regulations, after regulation 6, the following shall be inserted, namely:-

“6A. Communication to creditors.

The interim resolution professional shall send a communication along with a copy of public announcement made under regulation 6, to all the creditors as per the last available books of accounts of the corporate debtor through post or electronic means wherever the information for communication is available.

Provided that where it is not possible to send a communication to creditors, the public announcement made under regulation 6 shall be deemed to be the communicated to such creditors.”

4. In the principal regulations, in regulation 18, after sub-regulation (2), the following explanation shall be inserted, namely:-

Explanation: For the purposes of sub- regulation (2) it is clarified that meeting (s) may be convened under this sub-regulation till the resolution plan is approved under sub-section (1) of section 31 or order for liquidation is passed under section 33 and decide on matters which do not affect the resolution plan submitted before the Adjudicating Authority.”

5. In the principal regulations, in regulation 35A, for sub-regulation (3), the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“(3) Where the resolution professional makes a determination under sub-regulation (2), he shall apply to the Adjudicating Authority for appropriate relief on or before the one hundred and thirtieth day of the insolvency commencement date.”

6. In the principal regulations, in regulation 35A, after sub-regulation (3), the following shall be inserted, namely:-

“(3A) The resolution professional shall forward a copy of the application to the prospective resolution applicant to enable him to consider the same while submitting the resolution plan within the time initially stipulated.”

7. In the principal regulations, in regulation 36,

(i) in sub-regulation (1), for the words “within two weeks of his appointment, but not later than fifty-fourth day from the insolvency commencement date, whichever is earlier.”, the words “on or before the ninety-fifth day from the insolvency commencement date” shall be substituted.

(ii) in sub-regulation (2),

(a) for the opening words, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“(2) The information memorandum shall highlight the key selling propositions and contain all relevant information which serves as a comprehensive document conveying significant information about the corporate debtor including its operations, financial statements, to the prospective resolution applicant and shall contain the following details of the corporate debtor- ”

(b) in clause (a) after the words “assets and liabilities”, the words “including contingent liabilities” shall be inserted

(c) in Explanation to clause (a), the words “geographical coordinates of fixed assets” shall be inserted before the words “and any other relevant details”

(d) the following clauses shall be inserted after clause (i), namely:-

“(j) company overview including snapshot of business performance, key contracts, key investment highlights and other factors which bring out the value as a going concern over and above the assets of the corporate debtor such as brought forward losses in the income tax returns, input credit of GST, key employees, key customers, supply chain linkages, utility connections and other pre-existing facilities

(k) Details of business evolution, industry overview and key growth drivers in case of a corporate debtor having book value of total assets exceeding one hundred crores rupees as per the last available financial statements”

8. In the principal regulations, in regulation 36A, in sub-regulation (1), for the words “not later than seventy fifth day”, the words “not later than sixtieth day” shall be substituted.

9. In the principal regulations, in regulation 36B, after sub-regulation (6) the following sub-regulation shall be inserted, namely:-

“(6A) If the resolution professional, does not receive a resolution plan in response to the request under this regulation, he may, with the approval of the committee, issue request for resolution plan for sale of one or more of assets of the corporate debtor.”

10. In the principal regulations, after regulation 36B, the following shall be inserted, namely:-

“36C. Strategy for marketing of assets of the corporate debtor.

(1) The resolution professional shall prepare a strategy for marketing of the assets of the corporate debtor in consultation with the committee, where the total assets as per the last available financial statements exceed one hundred crore rupees and may prepare such strategy in other cases.

(2) Decision of implementing such strategy along with its cost shall be subject to the approval of the committee.

(3) The member(s) of committee may also take measures for marketing of the assets of the corporate debtor.”

11. In the principal regulations, in regulation 37, after clause (l) the following shall be inserted, namely: –

“(m) sale of one or more assets of corporate debtor to one or more successful resolution applicants submitting resolution plans for such assets; and manner of dealing with remaining assets.”

12. In the principal regulations, after regulation 39B, the following regulation shall be inserted, namely: –

“39BA. Assessment of Compromise or Arrangement.

(1) While deciding to liquidate the corporate debtor under section 33, the committee shall examine whether to explore compromise or arrangement as referred to under sub -regulation (1) of regulation 2B of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Liquidation Process) Regulation, 2016 and the resolution professional shall submit the committee’s recommendation to the Adjudicating Authority while filing application under section 33.

(2) Where a recommendation has been made under sub-regulation (1), the resolution professional and the committee shall keep exploring the possibility of compromise or arrangement during the period the application to liquidate the corporate debtor is pending before the Adjudicating Authority.”

13. In the principal regulations, in regulation 40A, for the Table the following shall be substituted, namely:-

Section / Regulation Description of Activity Norm Latest
Timeline
Section 16(1) Commencement  of  CIRP  and appointment of IRP …. T
Regulation 6(1) Public announcement inviting claims Within  3  Days  of Appointment of IRP T+3
Section  15(1)(c)  /
Regulations 6(2)(c) and 12 (1)
Submission of claims For  14  Days  from Appointment of IRP T+14
Regulation 12(2) Submission of claims Up  to  90th day  of commencement T+90


Regulation 13(1)
Verification of claims received under regulation 12(1)

Within 7 days from the receipt of the claim
T+21
Verification of claims received under regulation 12(2) T+97
Section  21(6A) (b)  /Regulation 16A Application for appointment of AR Within 2 days from verification of claims received  under regulation 12(1) T+23
Regulation 17(1) Report certifying constitution of CoC T+23
Section  22(1)  /
Regulation 19(2)
1st meeting of the CoC Within 7 days of filing of the report certifying constitution  of  the CoC,  but  with  five days’ notice. T+30
Section 22(2) Resolution to appoint RP by the CoC In the first meeting of the CoC T+30
Section 16(5) Appointment of RP On approval by the AA ……..
Regulation 17(3) IRP performs the functions of RP till the RP is appointed. If RP is not appointed by  40th  day  of commencement T+40
Regulation 27 Appointment of valuer  Within  7  days  of appointment of RP, but not later than 47th day of commencement. T+47





Section  12(A)  /
Regulation 30A
Submission  of  application  for withdrawal of application admitted Before issue of EoI W
CoC to dispose of the application Within 7 days of its receipt or  7days of constitution  of  CoC, whichever is later. W+7
Filing  application  of withdrawal,  if
approved by CoC with 90% majority voting, by RP to AA
Within  3  days  of approval by CoC W+10
Regulation 35A RP to form an opinion on preferential and other transactions Within 75 days of the commencement T+75
RP  to  make  a  determination  on
preferential and other transactions
Within  115  days  of commencement T+115
RP  to  file  applications  to AA  for
appropriate relief
Within  130 days of commencement T+130
Regulation 36 (1) Submission of IM to CoC Within  95  days  of commencement T+95







Regulation 36A
Publish Form G
Within  60  days  of commencement
T+60
Invitation of EoI
Submission of EoI At least 15 days from issue of EoI (Assume 15 days) T+75
Provisional List of RAs by RP Within 10 days from the last day of receipt of EoI T+85
Submission of objections to provisional list For 5 days from the date of provisional list T+90
Final List of RAs by RP Within 10 days of the receipt of objections T+100
Regulation 36B Issue of RFRP, including Evaluation Matrix and IM Within 5 days of the issue of the provisional list T+105
Receipt of Resolution Plans At least 30 days from issue  of  RFRP (Assume 30 days) T+135
Regulation 39(4) Submission of CoC approved Resolution Plan to AA As soon as approved by the CoC T+165
Section 31(1) Approval of resolution plan by AA   T+180

14. In the principal regulations, after regulation 40C, the following shall be inserted, namely:-

“40D. Decision for liquidation.

(1) The committee while considering the liquidation of the corporate debtor may consider factors including but not limited to non-operational status for preceding three years, goods produced or service offered or technology employed being obsolete, absence of any assets, lack of any intangible assets or factors which bring value as a going concern over and above the physical assets like brand value, intellectual property, accumulated losses, depreciation, investments that are yet to mature.

(2) Such consideration may be recorded and submitted in the application for liquidation submitted by the resolution professional to the Adjudicating Authority.”

15. In the principal regulations, in the Schedule, for the Form G, the following shall be substituted, namely: –

“FORM G
INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR
[NAME OF CORPORATE DEBTOR] OPERATING IN [INDUSTRY TYPE] AT [LOCATION(S)]
(Under Regulation 36A(1) of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution
Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016)

RELEVANT PARTICULARS
1. Name of the corporate debtor along with PAN/ CIN/ LLP No.  
2. Address of the registered office  
3. URL of website  
4. Details of place where majority of fixed assets are located  
5. Installed capacity of main products/ services  
6. Quantity and value of main products/ services sold in last financial year  
7. Number of employees/ workmen  
8. Further details including last available financial statements (with schedules) of two years, lists of creditors, relevant dates for subsequent events of the process are available at:  
9. Eligibility for resolution applicants under section 25(2)(h) of the Code is available at:  
10. Last date for receipt of expression of interest  
11. Date of issue of provisional list of prospective resolution applicants  
12. Last date for submission of objections to provisional list  
13. Process email id to submit EOI  

Signature of the Resolution Professional
Registration Number of the Resolution Professional
Registered Address of the Resolution Professional
For (Name of the Corporate Debtor)
(Date and Place)”

RAVI MITAL, Chairperson
[ADVT.-III/4/Exty./275/2022-23]

Note : The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016 were published vide notification No. IBBI/2016-17/GN/REG004, dated 30th November, 2016 in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part III, Section 4, No. 432 on 30th November, 2016 and were last amended by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2022 published vide notification No. IBBI/2022-23/GN/REG091, dated the 13th September, 2022 in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part III, Section 4, No. 448 on 13th September, 2022.


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