INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY BOARD OF INDIA

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 20th April, 2020

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Liquidation Process) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2020

No. IBBI/2020-21/GN/REG060.—In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (t) of sub-section (1) of section 196 read with section 240 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (31 of 2016), the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India hereby makes the following regulations further to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Liquidation Process) Regulations, 2016, namely: –

1. (1) These regulations may be called the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Liquidation Process) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2020.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force from the 17th April, 2020. 2. In the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Liquidation Process) Regulations, 2016, after regulation 47, the following regulation shall be inserted, namely: –

“Exclusion of period of lockdown.

47A. Subject to the provisions of the Code, the period of lockdown imposed by the Central Government in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak shall not be counted for the purposes of computation of the timeline for any task that could not be completed due to such lockdown, in relation to any liquidation process.”.

Dr. M. S. SAHOO, Chairperson
[ADVT.-III/4/Exty./13/2020-21]

Note: The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Liquidation Process) Regulations, 2016 were published vide notification No. IBBI/2016-17/GN/REG005 dated 15th December, 2016 in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part III, Section 4, vide No. 460 on 15th December, 2016 and were last amended by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Liquidation Process) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 vide notification No. IBBI/2019-20/GN/REG053, dated the 6th January, 2020 in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part III, Section 4, No. 06 on 6th January, 2020.

Explanatory Memorandum

The Governing Board of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India decided on 17th April, 2020 to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Liquidation Process) Regulations, 2016. The notification amending the regulations could not be published in the Gazette of India, due to the nationwide lockdown declared by the Central Government w.e.f. 25th March, 2020, in the wake of the outbreak of Covid-19. The amendment regulations were, therefore, published on the website of the Board for it to be effective from the 17th April, 2020, with a note that the same shall be published in the Gazette of India as soon as the Government Press accepts the notification for publication.

The intention of the Governing Board was to bring into force the amended regulations with effect from the 17th April, 2020. It is certified that, since the amended regulations provide clarity to the stakeholders in regard to the model time-line in the completion of various tasks in the liquidation process, no person is being adversely affected by giving retrospective effect

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