Section 31B: Priority to secured creditors


The Recovery of Debts due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act, 1993

Chapter VI


Section 31B: Priority to secured creditors.

1[31B. Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, the rights of secured creditors to realise secured debts due and payable to them by sale of assets over which security interest is created, shall have priority and shall be paid in priority over all other debts and Government dues including revenues, taxes, cesses and rates due to the Central Government, State Government or local authority.

Explanation.—For the purposes of this section, it is hereby clarified that on or after the commencement of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (31 of 2016), in cases where insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings are pending in respect of secured assets of the borrower, priority to secured creditors in payment of debt shall be subject to the provisions of that Code.]



1. Ins. by Act 44 of 2016, s. 41 (w.e.f. 1-9-2016).

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