Guidelines for Appointment of Insolvency Professionals as Administrators under the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Appointment of Administrator and Procedure for Refunding to the Investors) Regulations, 2018

27th February 2020

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Appointment of Administrator and Procedure for Refunding to the Investors) Regulations, 2018, [Regulations] provide for appointment of Insolvency Professionals (IPs) as Administrators for the purposes specified therein. A copy of the said Regulations is at Annexure-A. These Guidelines have been prepared in consultation with SEBI to facilitate appointment of IPs as Administrators.

Guidelines

2. The IBBI and the SEBI have mutually agreed upon to use a Panel of IPs for appointment as Administrators for effective implementation of the Regulations. The IBBI shall prepare a Panel of IPs keeping in view the requirements of SEBI and the Regulations and the SEBI shall appoint the IPs from the Panel as Administrators, as per its requirement in accordance with the Regulations. A Panel shall be valid for six months and a new Panel will replace the earlier Panel every six months. For example, the first panel under these Guidelines will be valid for appointments during April – September, 2020, the next panel will be valid for appointments during October- March, 2021, and so on.

3. An IP will be eligible to be included in the Panel of the IPs if-

a) there is no disciplinary proceeding, whether initiated by the IBBI or the IPA of which he is a member, pending against him;

b) he has not been convicted at any time in the last three years by a court of competent jurisdiction;

c) he expresses his interest to be included in the Panel for the relevant period; and

d) he undertakes to discharge the responsibility as an Administrator, as and when he may be appointed by the SEBI.

e) he has made the compliance under Regulation 7(2) (ca) of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Professionals) Regulations, 2016 for the year 2018-19

f) he holds an Authorisation for Assignment (AFA), which is valid on the date of expression of interest and remains valid till the validity of panel. For example, the IP included in the panel for the period April – September 2020, should have AFA which is valid till 30th September, 2020.

4. The Panel shall have Zone wise list of IPs. An IP will be included in the Panel against the Zone where his registered office (address as registered with the IBBI) is located. For example, an IP located in the city of Surat (Gujarat) will be included in Ahmedabad Zone, which covers the State of Gujarat. The areas covered in different Zones are as under:

Zone                                                                 Area covered
New Delhi 1. Union territory of Delhi
Ahmedabad 1. State of Gujarat

2. State of Madhya Pradesh

3. Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli

4. Union territory of Daman and Diu

Allahabad 1. State of Uttar Pradesh

2. State of Uttarakhand

Amravati 1. State of Andhra Pradesh
Bengaluru 1. State of Karnataka
Chandigarh 1. State of Himachal Pradesh

2. State of Punjab

3. State of Haryana

4. Union territory of Chandigarh

5. Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir

6. Union territory of Ladakh

Cuttack 1. State of Chhattisgarh

2. State of Odisha

Chennai 1. State of Tamil Nadu

2. Union territory of Puducherry

Guwahati 1. State of Arunachal Pradesh

2. State of Assam

3. State of Manipur

4. State of Mizoram

5. State of Meghalaya

6. State of Nagaland

7. State of Sikkim

8. State of Tripura

Hyderabad 1. State of Telangana
Jaipur 1. State of Rajasthan
Kochi 1. State of Kerala

2. Union territory of Lakshadweep

Kolkata 1. State of Bihar

2. State of Jharkhand

3. State of West Bengal

4. Union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Mumbai 1. State of Goa

2. State of Maharashtra

Expression of Interest

5. The IBBI shall invite expression of interest from IPs in Form A to act as Administrator by sending an e-mail to IPs at their email addresses registered with it and hosting the guidelines on its website. The expression of interest must be received by the IBBI in Form A by the specified date. For example, the IBBI shall invite expression of interest by 7th March 2020 from IPs for inclusion in the Panel for April – September, 2020. The interested IPs shall express their interest by 15th March 2020. The IBBI will send the Panel to SEBI by 25th March 2020. This process will be repeated every six months.

6. It must be explicitly understood that an IP, who is included in the Panel based on his expression of interest, must not:

(a) withdraw his interest to act Administrator; or

(b) decline to act as Administrator, if appointed by SEBI; or

(c) surrender his registration to the IBBI or membership or AFA to his IPA; during the validity of the Panel.

7. It must also be explicitly understood that:

(a) an IP in the Panel will be appointed as Administrator, at the sole discretion of SEBI;

(b) the submission of expression of interest is an unconditional consent by the IP to act as Administrator in accordance with the Regulations; and

(c) an IP who declines to act as Administrator, on being appointed by SEBI, shall not be included in the Panel for the next five years, without prejudice to any other action that may be taken by the IBBI.

Inclusion of IPs in the Panel

8. The IBBI shall include the IPs, who have expressed their interest, in the Panel based on the three parameters the weights of which are as under:

Sl. No. Parameter Weight (%)
1 Number of Ongoing Processes (A) 40
2 Number of Completed Processes as IRP / RP (B) 20
3 Number of Completed Processes as Liquidator / Bankruptcy Trustee (C) 40

A] Ongoing Processes (40% Weightage)

9. The IP, who has the lowest volume of ongoing processes, will get a score of 100. The IP who has the highest volume of ongoing processes will get a score of 100. The difference between the highest volume and the lowest volume will be equated to 100 and other IPs will get scores between 0 and 100 depending on volume of their ongoing processes.

Take an Example

IP Volume of
Ongoing
Processes
Difference between the highest
volume and the lowest volume of
ongoing Processes of the IP
Formula Score
1 20 100 100 /100 *100 100
2 40 80 80 / 100 * 100 80
3 60 60 60 / 100 * 100 60
4 80 40 40 / 100 * 100 40
5 100 20 20 / 100 * 100 20
6 120 0 00/ 100 * 100 0

The volume of ongoing processes shall be arrived as under:

Sl. No. Ongoing Processes Volume
1 IRP of a Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process 05
2 RP of a Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process 10
3 IRP of a Fast Track Process 03
4 RP of a Fast Track Process 06
5 Liquidator of a Liquidation / Voluntary Liquidation Process 25
6 RP of an Individual Insolvency Resolution Process 01
7 Bankruptcy Trustee of a Bankruptcy Process 25

B] Completed Processes as IRP / RP (20% Weightage)

10. The IP, who has the highest experience of resolution, will get a score of 100. The IP who has the least experience will get a score of 0. The difference between the highest and the lowest experience will be equated to 100 and other IPs will get scores between 0 and 100 depending on their experience.

Take an Example

IP Volume of
Completed
Processes as
IRP / RP
Difference between the lowest volume and highest volume of completed processes of the IP Formula Score
1 120 100 100 /100 *100 100
2 100 80 80 / 100 * 100 80
3 80 60 60 / 100 * 100 60
4 60 40 40 / 100 * 100 40
5 40 20 20 / 100 * 100 20
6 20 0 00/ 100 * 100 0

The volume of completed processes shall be arrived as under:

Sl. No. Completed Processes Volume
1 IRP of a Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process 05
2 RP of a Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process 10
3 IRP of a Fast Track Process 03
4 RP of a Fast Track Process 06
5 Individual Insolvency 01

C] Completed Assignments as Liquidator / Bankruptcy Trustee (40% weightage)

11. The IP, who has the highest experience of liquidation and bankruptcy, will get a score of 100. The IP, who has the least experience, will get a score of 0. The difference between the highest and the lowest experience will be equated to 100 and other IPs will get score between 0 and 100 depending on their experience.

Take an Example

IP Volume of Completed Processes as Liquidator / Bankruptcy Trustee Difference between the lowest volume and highest volume of completed processes Formula Score
1 120 100 100 /100 *100 100
2 100 80 80 / 100 * 100 80
3 80 60 60 / 100 * 100 60
4 60 40 40 / 100 * 100 40
5 40 20 20 / 100 * 100 20
6 20 0 00/ 100 * 100 0

The volume of completed processes shall be arrived as under:

Sl. No. Completed Processes Volume
1 Liquidation / Voluntary Liquidation 25
2 Bankruptcy Trustee 25

12. The score of an IP will be the sum total of the three scores as calculated at Paras 9 to 11 above. IPs will be placed in the list as per order of their scores. The IP with higher score will be placed above the IP securing lower score. Further. where two or more IPs get the same score, they will be placed in the Panel in order of the date of their registration with the IBBI. The IP registered earlier will be placed above the IP registered later.

13. The above process will be undertaken by a team of officers of the IBBI, as may be identified by a Whole-Time Member.

Review

14. These guidelines will be reviewed by the IBBI, in consultation with the SEBI, from time to time.

15. These Guidelines shall come into effect for appointments as Administrator with effect from 1st April 2020.

Form A For Reference Only

Expression of Interest under Guidelines for Appointment of Insolvency Professionals as Administrators under the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Appointment of Administrator and Procedure for Refunding to the Investors) Regulations, 2018

1 Name of Insolvency Professional
2 Registration Number
3 a. No. and Date of Issue / Renewal of AFA
b. Date of Expiry of AFA
c. Name of IPA which has issued AFA
4 Address and contact details, as registered with the IBBI:

a. E-mail

b. Mobile

c. Address

5 Number of Processes as on date: Ongoing Completed
a. As IRP of CIR Process
b. As RP of CIR Process
c. As IRP of Fast Track Process
d. As RP of Fast Track Process
e. As Liquidator of Liquidation/ Voluntary Liquidation Process
f. As RP of Individual Insolvency Resolution Process
g. As Bankruptcy Trustee
6 Whether IP has been convicted at any time in the last three years by a court of competent jurisdiction? (Give details)
7 Whether IP is serving a suspension or debarment from serving as an IP? (Give details)
8 Whether any disciplinary proceeding, whether initiated by the IBBI or the IPA, is pending against the IP? (Give details)

Declaration: I hereby: –

a. confirm and declare that the information given herein above is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief and express my interest to act as Administrator, if appointed by SEBI.

b. undertake that if my name is included in the Panel, I shall abide by Guidelines for Appointment of Insolvency Professionals as Administrators under the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Appointment of Administrator and Procedure for Refunding to the Investors) Regulations, 2018.

c. undertake that submission of this form is my unconditional consent to act as Administrator at the sole discretion of SEBI during the validity period of the Panel under the Guidelines

(i.e. 1st April 2020 – 30th September, 2020).

d. undertake that I shall not decline to act as Administrator, on being appointed by SEBI.

Signature of Insolvency Professional

Place:

Date:

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