Section 139 of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC): Effect of discharge

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

Part-III Insolvency Resolution and Bankruptcy for Individuals and Partnership Firms

Chapter-IV Bankruptcy Order for Individuals and Partnership Firms

Section 139: Effect of discharge.

*139. The discharge order under sub-section (2) of section 138 shall release the bankrupt from all the bankruptcy debt:

Provided that discharge shall not—

(a) affect the functions of the bankruptcy trustee; or

(b) affect the operation of the provisions of Chapters IV and V of Part III; or

(c) release the bankrupt from any debt incurred by means of fraud or breach of trust to which he was a party; or

(d) discharge the bankrupt from any excluded debt.


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*Only in so far as they relate to personal guarantors to corporate debtors, came into force w.e.f. 01.12.2019.

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