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IBBI clarifies consideration of matters/ issues by the CoC on request by members of the committee


Regulation 18 of the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016 (CIRP Regulations) provides that a resolution professional (RP) may convene a meeting of the committee of creditors (CoC), when he considers it necessary. He shall, however, convene a meeting of the CoC, if a request to that effect is made by members of the CoC representing 33% of the voting rights.


Regulation 19 of the CIRP Regulations requires a notice in writing for calling a meeting of the CoC. Regulation 21 requires that the notice for a meeting of the CoC shall contain a list of matters to be discussed, the list of issues to be voted, and copies of all documents relevant to the matters to be discussed and issues to be voted upon at the meeting.


It is clear from a joint reading of the provisions of regulations 18, 19 and 21 of the CIRP Regulations that members of the CoC having 33% of the voting rights may request the RP to convene a meeting of the CoC. Such request shall include a note proposing the matters to be discussed or issues to be voted upon, along with relevant documents, if any. On receipt of the request, the RP shall convene a meeting of the CoC for consideration of the note.



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