Section 142 of IBC – Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 : Modification or recall of bankruptcy order

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 142: Modification or recall of bankruptcy order.

*142. (1) The Adjudicating Authority may, on an application or suo motu, modify or recall a bankruptcy order, whether or not the bankrupt is discharged, if it appears to the Adjudicating Authority that—

(a) there exists an error apparent on the face of such order; or

(b) both the bankruptcy debts and the expenses of the bankruptcy have, after the making of the bankruptcy order, either been paid for or secured to the satisfaction of the Adjudicating Authority.

(2) Where the Adjudicating Authority modifies or recalls the bankruptcy order under this section, any sale or other disposition of property, payment made or other things duly done by the bankruptcy trustee shall be valid except that the property of the bankrupt shall vest in such person as the Adjudicating Authority may appoint or, in default of any such appointment, revert to the bankrupt on such terms as the Adjudicating Authority may direct.

(3) A copy of the order passed by the Adjudicating Authority under sub-section (1) shall be provided to the Board, for the purpose of recording an entry in the register referred to in section 191.

(4) The modification or recall of the order by the Adjudicating Authority under sub-section (1) shall be binding on all creditors so far as it relates to any debts due to them which form a part of the bankruptcy.


*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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