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IBBI react to news titled ‘Lenders push 725 companies to liquidation despite having resolution plan’


Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) given a reaction to the news published in the 'Deccan Hearled' on 3 June 2021 titled "Lenders push 725 companies to liquidation despite having resolution plan".


IBBI stated that the above news item seems to be based on Figure 16 in the IBBI Newsletter for January - March 2021. This figure provides that the Committee of Creditors (CoC) decided to liquidate 725 companies. It does not provide that the CoC decided to liquidate these companies despite having resolution plans.


IBBI further lauded that the commercial wisdom of the CoC is supreme under the Code. The CoC may decide to liquidate a company at any time during the resolution process in the exercise of its powers under section 33(2) of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. It decides to do so broadly in two circumstances: (a) there is resolution plan(s) but such plans are not acceptable as per its commercial wisdom. This circumstance covers 167 companies, and (b) the health of the company is such where liquidation is preferred as per its commercial wisdom. This circumstance covers 558 companies. Therefore, the title of the news item is misleading.


"We request you to kindly publish this letter prominently in “Deccan Herald” to enable the

stakeholders have a correct perspective", IBBI appealed to the Newspaper Editor.




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