valid as on 19/04/2021

IBC Section 54B-Duties of resolution professional before initiation of pre-packaged insolvency resolution process.

(1) The insolvency professional, proposed to be appointed as the resolution professional, shall have the following duties commencing from the date of the approval under clause (e) of sub-section (2) of section 54A, namely:—

(a) prepare a report in , confirming whether the corporate debtor meets the requirements of section 54A, and the base resolution plan conforms to the requirements referred to in clause (c) of sub-section (4) of section 54A;

(b) file such reports and other documents, with the Board, as may be specified; and (c) perform such other duties as may be specified.

(2) The duties of the insolvency professional under sub-section (1) shall cease, if, —

(a) the corporate debtor fails to file an application for initiating pre-packaged insolvency resolution process within the time period as stated under the declaration referred to in clause (f) of subsection (2) of section 54A; or

(b) the application for initiating pre-packaged insolvency resolution process is admitted or rejected by the Adjudicating Authority,

as the case may be.

(3) The fees payable to the insolvency professional in relation to the duties performed under sub-section (1) shall be determined and borne in such manner and such fees shall form part of the prepackaged insolvency resolution process costs, if the application for initiation of pre-packaged insolvency resolution process is admitted.

Inserted vide The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021 dated 04.04.2021. To view the notification, Click Here
Refer regulation 17 of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process) Regulations, 2021 and Form P8 of the given schedule. To view the regulation,Click Here
Refer regulation 8 and 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.

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

(1) Where the corporate debtor fails to file an application or the application for initiation of the process is rejected, the fee payable to the resolution professional for performing duties under sub-section (3) of section 54B shall be borne by the corporate debtor.

(2) The corporate debtor shall maintain a separate bank account with such amount as may be advised by the committee from time to time and, subject to provisions of clause (23C) of section 5, such account shall be operated by the resolution professional to meet his fee and expenses incurred by him for conducting the process.

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.

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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