valid as on 19/04/2021

IBC Section 54A- Corporate debtors eligible for pre-packaged insolvency resolution process.

(1) An application for initiating pre-packaged insolvency resolution process may be made in respect of a corporate debtor classified as a micro, small or medium enterprise under sub-section (1) of section 7 of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006.

(2) Without prejudice to sub-section (1), an application for initiating pre-packaged insolvency resolution process may be made in respect of a corporate debtor, who commits a default referred to in section 4, subject to the following conditions, that––

(a) it has not undergone pre-packaged insolvency resolution process or completed corporate insolvency resolution process, as the case may be, during the period of three years preceding the initiation date;

(b) it is not undergoing a corporate insolvency resolution process;

(c) no order requiring it to be liquidated is passed under section 33;

(d) it is eligible to submit a resolution plan under section 29A;

(e) the financial creditors of the corporate debtor, not being its related parties, representing such number and such manner , have proposed the name of the insolvency professional to be appointed as resolution professional for  conducting the pre-packaged insolvency resolution process of the corporate debtor, and the financial creditors of the corporate debtor, not being its related parties, representing not less than sixty-six per cent. in value of the financial debt due to such creditors, have approved such proposal in such form as may be specified:

Provided that where a corporate debtor does not have any financial creditors, not being its related parties, the proposal and approval under this clause shall be provided by such persons as may be specified;

(f) the majority of the directors or partners of the corporate debtor, as the case may be, have made a declaration, in , stating, inter alia, —

(i) that the corporate debtor shall file an application for initiating pre-packaged insolvency resolution process within a definite time period not exceeding ninety days;

(ii) that the pre-packaged insolvency resolution process is not being initiated to defraud any person; and

(iii) the name of the insolvency professional proposed and approved to be appointed as resolution professional under clause (e);

(g) the members of the corporate debtor have passed a special resolution, or at least three-fourth of the total number of partners, as the case may be, of the corporate debtor have passed a resolution, approving the filing of an application for initiating pre-packaged insolvency resolution process.

(3) The corporate debtor shall obtain an approval from its financial creditors, not being its related parties, representing not less than sixty-six per cent. in value of the financial debt due to such creditors, for the filing of an application for initiating pre-packaged insolvency resolution process, in such form :

Provided that where a corporate debtor does not have any financial creditors, not being its related parties, the approval under this sub-section shall be provided by such persons as may be specified.

(4) Prior to seeking approval from financial creditors under sub-section (3), the corporate debtor shall provide such financial creditors with —

(a) the declaration referred to in clause (f) of subsection (2);

(b) the special resolution or resolution referred to in clause (g) of sub section (2);

(c) a base resolution plan which conforms to the requirements referred to in section 54K, and such other conditions as may be specified; and (d) such other information and documents as may be specified.

Inserted vide The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021 dated 04.04.2021. To view the notification, Click Here
Refer regulation 14 of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process) Regulations, 2021. To view the regulation,Click Here
Refer regulation 16 of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process) Regulations, 2021 and Form P6 of the given schedule. To view the regulation,Click Here
Refer regulation 14 of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process) Regulations, 2021. To view the regulation,Click Here

2.16.14. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process) Regulations, 2021

(1) For the purposes of clause (e) of sub-section (2) and sub-section (3) of section 54A, the applicant shall convene meetings of the financial creditors, who are not related parties of the corporate debtor.

(2) The notice of the meeting under sub-regulation (1) shall be served to the financial creditors, who are not related parties of the corporate debtor, at least five days before the date of the meeting, unless a shorter time is agreed to by all of them.

(3) The notice of the meeting under this regulation shall indicate the date, time and venue of the meeting, and enclose a list of creditors along with the amount due to them in .

(4) The financial creditors who are not related parties of the corporate debtor and have not less than ten per cent. of the value of the total financial debt of such creditors may propose names of insolvency professionals for the purposes of clause (e) of sub-section (2) of section 54A.

(5) The approval of the terms of appointment of resolution professional under clause (e) of sub-section (2) of section 54A shall be in .

(6) The terms of appointment of the resolution professional under this regulation shall include –
(a) fee payable to him for performing duties under sub-section (1) of section 54B;
(b) fee payable to him and expenses to be incurred by him for conducting the process; and
(c) fee payable to him and expenses to be incurred by him in case management of the corporate debtor is vested with him under section 54J.

(7) The approval for filing of application under sub-section (3) of section 54A shall be in .

(8) Where the corporate debtor has no financial debt or where all financial creditors are related parties, the applicant shall convene a meeting of operational creditors, who are not related parties of the corporate debtor and provisions of sub-regulations (1) to (7) shall mutatis mutandis apply.

Inserted vide Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process) Regulations, 2021 dated 09.04.2021. To view the notification, Click Here.
To view the Form included in the Schedule, Click Here.
To view the Form included in the Schedule, Click Here.
To view the Form included in the Schedule, Click Here.

2.16.16. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process) Regulations, 2021

(1) The declaration under clause (f) of sub-section (2) of section 54A shall be made in

(2) The declaration under clause (c) of sub-section (3) of section 54C shall be made in

Inserted vide Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process) Regulations, 2021 dated 09.04.2021. To view the notification, Click Here.
To view the Form included in the Schedule, Click Here.
To view the Form included in the Schedule, Click Here.

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021 dated 04.04.2021


SCHEDULE – Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process) Regulations, 2021


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