The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016
Part-II Insolvency Resolution and Liquidation for Corporate Persons
Chapter-IIIA Pre-Packaged Insolvency Resolution Process
Section 54E: Declaration of moratorium and public announcement during pre-packaged insolvency resolution process.
1[54E. (1) The Adjudicating Authority shall, on the pre-packaged insolvency commencement date, along with the order of admission under section 54C –
(a) declare a moratorium for the purposes referred to in sub-section (1) read with sub-section (3) of section 14, which shall, mutatis mutandis apply, to the proceedings under this Chapter;
(b) appoint a resolution professional –
(i) as named in the application, if no disciplinary proceeding is pending against him; or
(ii) based on the recommendation made by the Board, if any disciplinary proceeding is pending against the insolvency professional named in the application.
(c) cause a public announcement of the initiation of the pre-packaged insolvency resolution process to be made by the resolution professional, in such form and manner as may be specified, immediately after his appointment.
(2) The order of moratorium shall have effect from the date of such order till the date on which the pre-packaged insolvency resolution process period comes to an end.]
1. Ins. by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Act, 2021, w.e.f. 04.04.2021.
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