valid as on 21/07/2024

2.4.16:Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016.

16. Committee with only operational creditors.

(1) Where the corporate debtor has no financial debt or where all financial creditors are related parties of the corporate debtor, the committee shall be set up in accordance with this Regulation.

(2) The committee formed under this Regulation shall consist of members as under –

(a) eighteen largest operational creditors by value:

Provided that if the number of operational creditors is less than eighteen, the committee shall include all such operational creditors;

(b) one representative elected by all workmen other than those workmen included under sub-clause (a); and

(c) one representative elected by all employees other than those employees included under sub-clause (a).

(3) A member of the committee formed under this Regulation shall have voting rights in proportion of the debt due to such creditor or debt represented by such representative, as the case may be, to the total debt.

Explanation – For the purposes of this sub-regulation, ‘total debt’ is the sum of-

(a) the amount of debt due to the creditors listed in sub-regulation 2(a);

(b) the amount of the aggregate debt due to workmen under sub-regulation 2(b); and

(c) the amount of the aggregate debt due to employees under sub-regulation 2(c).

(4) A committee formed under this Regulation and its members shall have the same rights, powers, duties and obligations as a committee comprising financial creditors and its members, as the case may be.

(1) The interim resolution professional shall select the insolvency professional, who is the choice of the highest number of financial creditors in the class in Form CA received under sub-regulation (1) of regulation 12, to act as the authorised representative of the creditors of the respective class:

Provided that the choice for an insolvency professional to act as authorised representative in Form CA received under sub-regulation (2) of regulation 12 shall not be considered.

(2) The interim resolution professional shall apply to the Adjudicating Authority for appointment of the authorised representatives selected under sub-regulation (1) within two days of the verification of claims received under sub-regulation (1) of regulation 12.

(3) Any delay in appointment of the authorised representative for any class of creditors shall not affect the validity of any decision taken by the committee.

The financial creditors in the class, representing not less than ten per cent. voting share may seek replacement of the authorised representative with an insolvency professional of their choice by making a request to the interim resolution professional or resolution professional who shall circulate such request to the creditors in that class and announce a voting window open for at least twenty-four hours.

Subject to clauses (a) and (b) of sub-regulation (2) of regulation 4A, the interim resolution professional or resolution professional, as the case may be, shall offer choice of at least three insolvency professionals to the financial creditors in the class including such insolvency professional(s) proposed under sub-regulation (3A) along with the existing authorised representative.

The resolution professional shall apply to the Adjudicating Authority for appointment of the authorised representative who receives the highest percentage of voting share of financial creditors in that class.

(4) The interim resolution professional shall provide the list of creditors in each class to the respective authorised representative appointed by the Adjudicating Authority.

(5) The interim resolution professional or the resolution professional, as the case may be, shall provide an updated list of creditors in each class to the respective authorised representative as and when the list is updated.

Clarification: The authorised representative shall have no role in receipt or verification of claims of creditors of the class he represents.

(6) The interim resolution professional or the resolution professional, as the case may be, shall provide electronic means of communication between the authorised representative and the creditors in the class.

(7) The voting share of a creditor in a class shall be in proportion to the financial debt which includes an interest at the rate of eight per cent per annum unless a different rate has been agreed to between the parties.

(a) The authorised representative of creditors in a class shall be entitled to receive fee for every meeting of the committee attended by him in the following manner, namely:

Number of creditors in the classFee per meeting of the committee (Rs.)
10-10030,000
101-100040,000
More than 100050,000

(b) The authorised representative shall be entitled to receive fee for every meeting of the class of creditors convened by him in the following manner, namely:

Number of creditors in the classFee per meeting of creditors in class with authorised representative (Rs.)
10-10010,000
101-100012,000
More than 100015,000

(c) The payment of fee to authorised representative shall be part of insolvency resolution process cost in respect of two meeting with the creditors he represents corresponding to a meeting of the committee of creditors.

(d) The fee for any additional meeting beyond two meetings corresponding to a meeting of the committee of creditors shall be part of insolvency resolution process cost subject to approval of committee of creditors.

(8) The authorised representative of creditors in a class shall be entitled to receive for every meeting of the committee attended by him in the following manner, namely: –

Number of creditors in the classFee per meeting of the committee (Rs.)
10-10015,000
101-100020,000
More than 100025,000

The authorised representative shall circulate the agenda to creditors in a class, and may seek their on any item in the agenda to enable him to effectively participate in the meeting of the committee:

that creditors shall have a time window of at least twelve hours to submit their preliminary views, and the said window opens at least twenty-four hours after the authorised representative seeks preliminary views:

further that such preliminary views shall not be considered as voting instructions by the creditors.

(9) The authorised representative shall circulate the agenda to creditors in a class and announce the voting window at least twenty-four hours before the window opens for voting instructions and keep the voting window open for at least twelve hours.

The authorised representative shall:-

(a) assist the creditors in a class he represents in understanding the discussions and considerations of the committee meetings and facilitate informed decision-making;

(b) review the contents of minutes prepared by the resolution professional and provide his comments to the resolution professional, if any;

(c) help the creditors in a class he represents during the consultations made by the resolution professional to prepare a strategy for marketing of the assets of the corporate debtor in terms of sub-regulation (1) of regulation 36C;

(d) work in collaboration with the creditors in a class he represents to enhance the marketability of the assets of the corporate debtor in terms of sub-regulation (3) of regulation 36C;

(e) assist the creditors in a class he represents in evaluating the resolution plans submitted by resolution applicants;

(f) ensure that the creditors in a class he represents have access to any information or documents required to form an opinion on issues discussed in the committee meetings;

(g) update regularly the creditors in a class he represents on the progress of the corporate insolvency resolution process;

(h) make suggestions for modifications of the resolution plan as may be required by the creditors in class he represents;

(i) record proceedings and prepare the minutes of the meeting with the creditors in a class he represents; and

(j) act as a representative for the creditors in a class he represents in representations before the Adjudicating Authority, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, and other regulatory authorities.

The provisions regarding minutes of meetings in this regulation shall apply mutatis mutandis for clause (i) of sub-regulation (10).

The creditors in a class may propose any additional responsibility upon the authorised representative in relation to the representation of their interest in the committee.

Where the corporate debtor has only creditors in a class and no other financial creditor eligible to join the committee, the committee shall consist of only the authorised representative(s).

Inserted vide the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2018 dated 3.07.2018. To view the Notification,Click Here.
Inserted vide IBBI Notification dated 18.09.2023 regarding IBBI Notification dated 18.09.2023 regarding IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2023. To view the notification, Click here.
Inserted vide IBBI Notification dated 18.09.2023 regarding IBBI Notification dated 18.09.2023 regarding IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2023. To view the notification, Click here.
Inserted vide IBBI Notification dated 18.09.2023 regarding IBBI Notification dated 18.09.2023 regarding IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2023. To view the notification, Click here.
Substituted vide IBBI Notification dated 18.09.2023 regarding IBBI Notification dated 18.09.2023 regarding IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2023. To view the notification, Click here.
Refer IBBI Clarification dated 13.11.2020 regarding Mistakes committed by insolvency professionals in conduct of corporate insolvency resolution process. To view the circular,Click Here
Substituted vide the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2020 dated 07.08.2020. To view the Notification,Click Here
Refer IBBI Clarification dated 13.11.2020 regarding Mistakes committed by insolvency professionals in conduct of corporate insolvency resolution process. To view the circular,Click Here
Substituted vide the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2020 dated 07.08.2020. To view the Notification,Click Here
Substituted vide the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2020 dated 07.08.2020. To view the Notification,Click Here
Inserted vide IBBI Notification dated 18.09.2023 regarding IBBI Notification dated 18.09.2023 regarding IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2023. To view the notification, Click here.
Inserted vide IBBI Notification dated 18.09.2023 regarding IBBI Notification dated 18.09.2023 regarding IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2023. To view the notification, Click here.
Inserted vide IBBI Notification dated 18.09.2023 regarding IBBI Notification dated 18.09.2023 regarding IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2023. To view the notification, Click here.
Inserted vide the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2018 dated 3.07.2018. To view the Notification,Click Here

IBBI Notification dated 18.09.2023 regarding IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2023


Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2020 dated 07.08.2020


The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2018 dated 3.07.2018


IBBI Clarification dated 13.11.2020 regarding Mistakes committed by insolvency professionals in conduct of corporate insolvency resolution process


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