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IBC Section 239-Power to make rules.
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(1) The Central Government may, by notification, make rules for carrying out the provisions of this Code.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions of sub-section (1), the Central Government may make rules for any of the following matters, namely:—

(a) any other instrument which shall be a financial product under clause (15) of section 3;

(b) other accounting standards which shall be a financial debt under clause (d) of sub-section (8) of section 5;

(c) the form, the manner and the fee for making application before the Adjudicating Authority for initiating corporate insolvency resolution process by financial creditor under sub-section (2) of section 7;

(d) the form and manner in which demand notice may be made and the manner of delivery thereof to the corporate debtor under sub-section (1) of section 8;

(e) the form, the manner and the fee for making application before the Adjudicating Authority for initiating corporate insolvency resolution process by operational creditor under sub-section (2) of section 9;

other proof confirming that there is no payment of an unpaid operational debt by the corporate debtor or such other information under clause (e) of sub-section (3) of section 9;

(f) the form, the manner and the fee for making application before the Adjudicating Authority for initiating corporate insolvency resolution process by corporate applicant under sub-section (2) of section 10;

the transactions under the second proviso to sub-section (2) of section 21;

the transactions under the Explanation I to clause (c) of section 29A;

the transactions under the second proviso to clause (j) of section 29A;

(g) the persons who shall be relative under clause (ii) of the Explanation to sub-section (1) of section 79;

(h) the value of unencumbered single dwelling unit owned by the debtor under clause (e) of sub-section (13) of section 79;

(i) the value under clause (c), and any other debt under clause (f), of sub-section (14) of section 79;

(j) the form, the manner and the fee for making application for fresh start order under sub-section (3) of section 81;

(k) the particulars of the debtor’s personal details under clause (e) of sub-section (3) of section 81;

(l) the information and documents to support application under sub-section (3) of section 86;

(m) the form, the manner and the fee for making application for initiating the insolvency resolution process by the debtor under sub-section (6) of section 94;

(n) the form, the manner and the fee for making application for initiating the insolvency resolution process by the creditor under sub-section (6) of section 95;

(o) the particulars to be provided by the creditor to the resolution professional under sub-section (2) of section 103;

(p) the form and the manner for making application for bankruptcy by the debtor under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 122;

(q) the form and the manner of the statement of affairs of the debtor under sub-section (3) of section 122;

(r) the other information under clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 123;

(s) the form, the manner and the fee for making application for bankruptcy under sub-section (6) of section 123;

(t) the form and the manner in which statement of financial position shall be submitted under sub-section (2) of section 129;

(u) the matters and the details which shall be included in the public notice under sub-section (2) of section 130;

(v) the matters and the details which shall be included in the notice to the creditors under sub-section (3) of section 130;

(w) the manner of sending details of the claims to the bankruptcy trustee and other information under sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 131;

(x) the value of financial or commercial transaction under clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 141;

(y) the other things to be done by a bankrupt to assist bankruptcy trustee in carrying out his functions under clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 150;

(z) the manner of dealing with the surplus under sub-section (4) of section 170;

(za) the form and the manner of proof of debt under clause (c) of sub-section (2) of section 171;

(zb) the manner of receiving dividends under sub-section (7) of section 171;

(zc) the particulars which the notice shall contain under sub-section (2) of section 176;

(zd) the salaries and allowances payable to, and other terms and conditions of service of, the Chairperson and members of the Board under sub-section (5) of section 189;

(ze) the other functions of the Board under clause (u) of sub-section (1) of section 196;

(zf) the other funds under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 222;

(zg) the other purposes for which the fund shall be applied under clause (d) of sub-section (2) of section 222;

(zh) the form in which annual statement of accounts shall be prepared under sub-section (1) of section 223;

(zi) the purpose for which application for withdrawal of funds may be made under sub-section (3) of section 224;

(zj) the manner of administering the fund under sub-section (4) of section 224;

(zk) the manner of conducting insolvency and liquidation proceedings under section 227;

(zl) the form and the time for preparing budget by the Board under section 228;

(zm) the form and the time for preparing annual report under sub-section (1) of section 229;

(zn) the time up to which a person appointed to any office shall continue to hold such office under clause (vi) of sub-section (2) of section 243.

Inserted vide the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Act, 2018 dated 17.08.2018 w.e.f., 06.06.2018. To view the Notification,Click Here 
  1. Inserted vide Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Act, 2020 dated 13.03.2020 w.e.f. 28.12.2019. To view the amendment act, Click Here. With this, the ordinance dated 28.12.2019 stands repealed.
  2. Inserted vide the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 dated 28.12.2019. To view the Ordinance. Click Here
  1. Inserted vide Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Act, 2020 dated 13.03.2020 w.e.f. 28.12.2019. To view the amendment act, Click Here. With this, the ordinance dated 28.12.2019 stands repealed.
  2. Inserted vide the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 dated 28.12.2019. To view the Ordinance. Click Here
  1. Inserted vide Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Act, 2020 dated 13.03.2020 w.e.f. 28.12.2019. To view the amendment act, Click Here. With this, the ordinance dated 28.12.2019 stands repealed.
  2. Inserted vide the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 dated 28.12.2019. To view the Ordinance. Click Here

1.7.1 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Bankruptcy Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

1. Short title and commencement.―

(1) These rules may be called the Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Bankruptcy Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019.

(2) They shall come into force from the 1st day of December, 2019.


1.7.10 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Bankruptcy Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

10. Notice to creditors.―

(1) The Adjudicating Authority shall send notices to the creditors as per clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 130, in .

(2) The Adjudicating Authority may direct the bankruptcy trustee to issue the notices referred to in sub-rule (1), instead of issuing such notices itself.

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1.7.11 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Bankruptcy Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

11. Statement of financial position. ―

The statement of financial position referred to in sub-section (2) of section 129 shall be submitted by the bankrupt, in .

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1.7.12 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Bankruptcy Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

12. Claim with proof.―

(1) A creditor shall submit a claim with proof to the bankruptcy trustee on or before the last date mentioned in the public notice, in .

(2) Form F shall be submitted by the creditor through electronic means or by registered post or speed post or courier.

(3) A creditor who fails to submit claim with proof as per sub-rule (1) within the time stipulated in the public notice, may submit such proof to the bankruptcy trustee till the final date referred to in subsection (2) of section 176.

(4) The creditor shall bear the costs relating to the proof of claim.

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1.7.13 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Bankruptcy Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

13. Notice of dividend.―

(1) The notice of dividend as per clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 176 shall contain the following particulars: ―

(a) the date on which the dividend is proposed to be distributed;

(b) the list of creditors who shall be entitled to a dividend;

(c) the amount of dividend for each creditor under clause (b);

(d) request for any details required from the creditors for the distribution of dividend, and the last date for receipt of such information;

(e) the last date by which the creditors must establish their claim against the estate with the bankruptcy trustee; and

(f) a statement confirming that no further dividends shall be declared.

(2) The notice under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 176 shall provide the reasons for not declaring dividend.

(3) The notice of dividend under sub-section (1) section 176 shall be sent thirty days prior to the date specified for the distribution of dividend.


1.7.14 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Bankruptcy Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

14. Copy of application.―

On the appointment of the bankruptcy trustee, nominated by the Board, under sub-section (5) of section 125 by the Adjudicating Authority, a copy of the application as referred to in rule 6 and rule 7, if not provided earlier, shall be provided to such bankruptcy trustee by the Adjudicating Authority within three days of the appointment.


1.7.15 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Bankruptcy Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

15. Restriction on bankrupt.―

The restriction on the bankrupt under clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 141 shall be applicable for any financial or commercial transaction of one lakh rupees and above.


1.7.16 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Bankruptcy Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

16. Filing of application and documents.―

(1) Till such time, rules of procedure for conduct of proceedings under the Code are notified, the applications under rules 6 and 7 shall be filed and dealt with by the Adjudicating Authority in accordance with ―

(i) rules 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 26 of Part III of the National Company Law Tribunal Rules, 2016 made under section 469 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013); or

(ii) rule 3 of the Debt Recovery Tribunal (Procedure) Rules, 1993 made under section 36 of the Recovery of Debts and Bankruptcy Act, 1993 (51 of 1993) and regulations 3, 4, 5 and 11 of the Debt Recovery Tribunal Regulations, 2015 made under section 22 of the Recovery of Debts and Bankruptcy Act, 1993, as the case may be.

(2) The application and accompanying documents shall be filed in electronic form, as and when such facility is made available and as directed by the Adjudicating Authority:

Provided that till such facility is made available, the applicant may submit accompanying documents, and wherever they are bulky, in electronic form, in scanned, legible portable document format in a data storage device such as compact disc or a USB flash drive acceptable to the Adjudicating Authority.


1.7.2 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Bankruptcy Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

2. Application.―

These rules shall apply to matters relating to bankruptcy of personal guarantors to corporate debtors.


1.7.3 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Bankruptcy Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

3. Definitions.—

(1) In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, –

(a) “Adjudicating Authority” means-

(i) for the purpose of section 60, the National Company Law Tribunal constituted under section 408 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013); or

(ii) in cases other than sub-clause (i), the Debt Recovery Tribunal established under subsection (1A) of section 3 of the Recovery of Debts and Bankruptcy Act, 1993 (51 of 1993);

(b) “Code” means the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (31 of 2016);

(c) “electronic form” shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (r) of section 2 of the
Information Technology Act, 2000 (21 of 2000);

(d) “electronic means” means an authorized and secured computer programme which is capable of producing confirmation of sending communication to the participant entitled to receive such communication at the last electronic mail address provided by such participant and keeping record of such communication;

(e) “form” means a form appended to these rules;

(f) “guarantor” means a debtor who is a personal guarantor to a corporate debtor and in respect of whom guarantee has been invoked by the creditor and remains unpaid in full or part;

(g) “section” means section of the Code;

(h) “serve” means sending any communication by any means, including registered post, speed post, courier or electronic means, which is capable of producing or generating an acknowledgement of receipt of such communication:

Provided that where a document cannot be served in any of the modes, it shall be affixed at the outer door or some other conspicuous part of the house or building in which the addressee ordinarily resides or carries on business or personally works for gain.

(2) Words and expressions used and not defined in these rules, but defined under the Code, shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Code.


1.7.4 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Bankruptcy Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

4. Relatives.―

For the purposes of clause (ii) of Explanation to sub-section (2) of section 79, the manner of relationship shall mean the manner as provided in the Explanation to clause (24A) of section 5.


1.7.5 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Bankruptcy Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

5. Excluded assets.―

For the purposes of sub-section (14) of section 79, ―

(a) the value of unencumbered personal ornaments under clause (c) of the said sub-section shall not exceed one lakh rupees;

(b) the value of unencumbered single dwelling unit owned by the debtor under clause (e) of the said sub-section shall not exceed, ―

(i) in the case of dwelling unit in an urban area, twenty lakh rupees;
(ii) in the case of dwelling unit in rural area, ten lakh rupees.

Explanation.- For the purposes of this rule,-

(a) “rural area” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (o) of section 2 of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (42 of 2005);
(b) “urban area” means any area other than rural area.


1.7.6 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Bankruptcy Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

6. Application by guarantor.―

(1) The application under sub-section (1) of section 122 shall be submitted in , along with an application fee of two thousand rupees.

(2) The guarantor shall serve forthwith a copy of the application referred to in sub-rule (1) to every creditor and the corporate debtor for whom the guarantor is a personal guarantor.

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1.7.7 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Bankruptcy Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

7. Application by creditor.―

(1) The application under sub-section (1) of section 123 shall be submitted in , along with a fee of two thousand rupees.

(2) The creditor shall serve forthwith a copy of the application referred to in sub-rule (1) to the guarantor and the corporate debtor for whom the guarantor is a personal guarantor.

(3) In case of a joint application, the creditors may nominate one amongst themselves to act on behalf of all the creditors.

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1.7.8 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Bankruptcy Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

8. Confirmation or nomination of insolvency professional.―

(1) For the purposes of sub-section (2) of section 125 and sub-section (5) of section 145, the Board may share the database of the insolvency professionals, including information about disciplinary proceedings against them, with the Adjudicating Authority from time to time.

(2) For the purposes of sub-section (4) of section 125, sub-section (3) of section 146 and sub-section

(3) of section 147, the Board may share a panel of insolvency professionals, who may be appointed as bankruptcy trustee, with the Adjudicating Authority.


1.7.9 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Bankruptcy Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

9. Public notice. ―

(1) The Adjudicating Authority shall issue a public notice inviting claims from all creditors of the bankrupt, under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 130, in .

(2) The Adjudicating Authority may direct the bankruptcy trustee to issue the public notice referred to in sub-rule (1), instead of issuing such notices itself.

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1.8.1 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Insolvency Resolution Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

1. Short title and commencement.―

(1) These rules may be called the Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Insolvency Resolution Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019.

(2) They shall come into force from the 1st day of December, 2019.


1.8.10 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Insolvency Resolution Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

10. Filing of application and documents.―

(1) Till such time, rules of procedure for conduct of proceedings under the Code are notified, the applications under rules 6 and 7 shall be filed and dealt with by the Adjudicating Authority in accordance with ―

(a) rules 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 26 of Part III of the National Company Law Tribunal Rules, 2016 made under section 469 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013); or

(b) rule 3 of the Debt Recovery Tribunal (Procedure) Rules, 1993 made under section 36 of the Recovery of Debts and Bankruptcy Act, 1993 (51 of 1993) and regulations 3, 4, 5 and 11 of the Debt Recovery Tribunal Regulations, 2015 made under section 22 of the Recovery of Debts and Bankruptcy Act, 1993, as the case may be.

(2) The application and accompanying documents shall be filed in electronic form, as and when such facility is made available and as directed by the Adjudicating Authority:

Provided that till such facility is made available, the applicant may submit accompanying documents, and wherever they are bulky, in electronic form, in scanned, legible portable document format in a data storage device such as compact disc or a USB flash drive acceptable to the Adjudicating Authority.


1.8.11 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Insolvency Resolution Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

11. Withdrawal of application. ―

(1) The Adjudicating Authority may permit withdrawal of the application submitted under rule 6 or rule 7, as the case may be,-

(a) before its admission, on a request made by the applicant;

(b) after its admission, on the request made by the applicant, if ninety per cent. of the creditors agree to such withdrawal.

(2) An application for withdrawal under clause (b) of sub-rule (1) shall be in .

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1.8.2 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Insolvency Resolution Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

2. Application.―

These rules shall apply to insolvency resolution process for personal guarantors to corporate debtors.


1.8.3 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Insolvency Resolution Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

3. Definitions. ―

(1) In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, –

(a) “Adjudicating Authority” means-

(i) for the purpose of section 60, the National Company Law Tribunal constituted under section 408 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013); or
(ii) in cases other than sub-clause (i), the Debt Recovery Tribunal established under sub-section (1A) of section 3 of the Recovery of Debts and Bankruptcy Act, 1993 (51 of 1993);

(b) “Code” means the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (31 of 2016);

(c) “electronic form” shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (r) of section 2 of the
Information Technology Act, 2000 (21 of 2000);

(d) “form” means a form appended to these rules;

(e) “guarantor” means a debtor who is a personal guarantor to a corporate debtor and in respect of whom guarantee has been invoked by the creditor and remains unpaid in full or part;

(f) “section” means section of the Code;

(g) “serve” means sending any communication by any means, including registered post, speed post, courier or electronic form, which is capable of producing or generating an
acknowledgement of receipt of such communication:

Provided that where a document cannot be served in any of the modes, it shall be affixed at the outer door or some other conspicuous part of the house or building in which the
addressee ordinarily resides or carries on business or personally works for gain;

(2) Words and expressions used and not defined in these rules but defined in the Code shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Code.


1.8.4 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Insolvency Resolution Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

4. Relatives.―

For the purposes of clause (ii) of Explanation to sub-section (2) of section 79, the manner of relationship shall mean the manner as provided in the Explanation to clause (24A) of section 5.


1.8.5 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Insolvency Resolution Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

5. Excluded assets.―

For the purposes of sub-section (14) of section 79,―

(a) the value of unencumbered personal ornaments under clause (c) of the said sub-section shall not exceed one lakh rupees;

(b) the value of unencumbered single dwelling unit owned by the debtor under clause (e) of the said sub-section shall not exceed,-

(i) in the case of dwelling unit in an urban area, twenty lakh rupees;
(ii) in the case of dwelling unit in rural area, ten lakh rupees.

Explanation.— For the purposes of this rule,-
(a) “rural area” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (o) of section 2 of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (42 of 2005);
(b) “urban area” means any area other than rural area.


1.8.6 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Insolvency Resolution Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

6. Application by guarantor.―

(1) The application under sub-section (1) of section 94 shall be submitted in , along with an application fee of two thousand rupees.

(2) The guarantor shall serve forthwith a copy of the application referred to in sub-rule (1) to every financial creditor and the corporate debtor for whom the guarantor is a personal guarantor.

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1.8.7 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Insolvency Resolution Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

7. Application by creditor.―

(1) A demand notice under clause (b) of sub-section (4) of section 95 shall be served on the guarantor demanding payment of the amount of default, in  .

(2) The application under sub-section (1) of section 95 shall be submitted in  , along with a fee of two thousand rupees.

(3) The creditor shall serve forthwith a copy of the application referred to in sub-rule (2) to the guarantor and the corporate debtor for whom the guarantor is a personal guarantor.

(4) In case of a joint application, the creditors may nominate one amongst themselves to act on behalf of all the creditors.

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1.8.8 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Insolvency Resolution Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

8. Confirmation or nomination of insolvency professional.―

(1) For the purposes of sub-section (2) of section 97 and sub-section (5) of section 98, the Board may share the database of the insolvency professionals, including information about disciplinary proceedings against them, with the Adjudicating Authority from time to time.

(2) For the purposes of sub-section (4) of section 97 and sub-section (3) of section 98, the Board may share a panel of insolvency professionals, who may be appointed as resolution professionals, with the Adjudicating Authority.


1.8.9 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Insolvency Resolution Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Rules, 2019

9. Copy of application.―

The applicant shall provide a copy of the application filed under subsection (1) of section 94 or sub-section (1) of section 95, as the case may be, if not provided earlier, to the resolution professional within three days of his appointment under sub-section (5) of section 97, and to the Board for its record.


Enforcement Notification under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code dated 15.11.2019 w.e.f., 01.12.2019


IBC-Enforcement Notification [S.O.2746(E)] dated 19/08/2016


IBC-Enforcement Notification [S.O.3355(E)] dated 01/11/2016


IBC-Enforcement Notification [S.O.3594(E)] dated 30/11/2016


Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 dated 06.06.2018 [repealed by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Act, 2018 dated 17.08.2018 w.e.f., 06.06.2018]


The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Act, 2020 dated 13.03.2020 w.e.f. 28.12.2019


The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Act, 2018 dated 17.08.2018 w.e.f., 06.06.2018


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