valid as on 11/04/2024

20.1.182- Companies (Winding Up) Rules, 2020

182. Cost and expenses payable out of the assets in a winding up by Tribunal.-  (1) The assets of a company in a winding up by the Tribunal remaining after payment of the fees and expenses properly incurred in preserving, realising or getting in the assets shall, subject to any order of the Tribunal and to the rights of secured creditors if any, be liable to the following payments which shall be made in the following order of priority, namely:-

First- the taxed costs of the petition including the taxed costs of any person appearing on the petition, whose costs are allowed by the Tribunal;

Next-the costs and expenses of any person who makes, or concurs in making, the company’s statement of affairs;

Next-the necessary disbursements of the Company Liquidator other than expenses properly incurred in preserving, realising or getting in the properties of the company;

Next-the cost of any person properly employed by the Company Liquidators;

Next-the cost, charges and expenses incurred by the liquidator;

Next-the actual out of pocket expenses necessarily incurred by the members of the advisory committee, and sanctioned by the Tribunal.

(2) Save as otherwise ordered by the Tribunal, no payments in respect of bills of authorised representatives, shall be allowed out of the assets of the company without proof that the same have been considered and allowed by the taxing officer of the Tribunal and the taxing officer shall before passing the bills or charges of an authorised representative, satisfy himself that the appointment of an authorised representative to assist the liquidator in the performance of his duties has been duly sanctioned.

(3) Nothing contained in this rule shall apply to or affect costs which, in the course of legal proceedings by or against the company which is being wound up by the Tribunal, are ordered by the Tribunal in which such proceedings are pending, to be paid by the company or the liquidator, or the rights of the person to whom such costs are payable.

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