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The Cachet Of IBC Turns Into a Question For Creditors, In The Dawn Of Covid19

Author: Nikhil Anand

Designation: Student, Amity Law School, Noida



The structured IBC in 2016 can be accurately compared to a new-born with early problems. It would be a mistake to call it mediocre, but all you have to do is learn to grow and go miles. It was created to provide a practical and time-limited solution to corporate bankruptcy.

In this article, the Researcher would try to elaborate on all the basic norms of IBC.


The process is designed to allow for failure due to the considerable time-debtors have to explain and resolve the same problem, thus fostering entrepreneurship. On the other hand, it is also guaranteed that creditors will have a solution within 180 days, extendable for up to 90 days. Simply, it provides a process whereby creditors can get their money back if they fail to liquidate or liquidate the business's assets. The purpose of the law was to encourage FDI in the Indian economy to protect workers' interests, i.e., in case of liquidation. The worker's contributions in the form of a pension fund, pension or bonus were excluded. The IBC was still sensitive to interpretations when the COVID-19 epidemic emerged.

Under the supervision of the Minister of Finance, Nirmala Sitharaman can extend six months and allow six months to companies or debtors and encourage the suspension of sections 7, 9 and 10 of the IBC as per the government policy.

  • Section 7 was dedicated to financial creditors and gave them the power to advance their debt. They are creditors who have a financial contract with the debtor.

  • Section 9 gives operational creditors the same power. Your contract with the debtor may be related to government goods, services, jobs, or arrears.

  • Section 10 has the power to initiate corporate resolution when it is searched necessary by the corporate debtor itself. The result of removing the above-stated provisions is that no new proceedings for resolution or liquidation can be/ need to be initiated by either the financial creditor, the operational creditor, or the Corporate debtor from 25th March 2020 up-to-the expiry of the suspension period as and when announced by the Government and their policies.


Along with this basic suspension, the minimum debt for harming a fact default increased from 1lakh to 1crore rupees. Also, all debts that came across due to the spread of the virus COVID-19 were removed from the definition of "default" for IBC to apply and form basic norms. It was a positive step with the proper way of dealing for the debtors but unfortunate for the creditors. They left without any provision to get back the loaned amount for some extended time and action period.


1. The creditors may run out of money in the valuable time. It would be a considerable stay, especially if it is a bank: The chances are that banks would have to shut down if they fail to recover the loaned money. Recently our country has witnessed several banks being shut down or getting merged as they are saddled with bad loans. One prominent example of such a merger would be India's United Bank (UBI) with Punjab National Bank. Before the IBC was enacted, in 2013, UBI reported a heavy loss due to bad loans from which it could never recover, resulting from the consequent merger.

Showing to the recent times when provisions for debt recovery under IBC are suspended for a while, it takes India back to a condition where creditors are left helpless and useless. IBC has played a role of a double-edged blade with proper functioning. It hurts the honest creditors too. Instead of easing business, it slowed down one sector of business as the creditors are bereft of their money, and its impact is seen prominently on the balance sheet of the banks.

2. If an insolvent company is kept running in the process though it can legally do so, in the process of ordinary things, the company might incur irrecoverable loss and further diminish its asset value with full power and name. India's economy has slowed due to India's lockdown as the spread of the new coronavirus increased. Recent hurricanes, earthquakes and the withdrawal of foreign investors are another reason for the decline. In the midst of all this, the country's financial institutions will surely suffer a loss and have a profound economic impact if the request to liquidate or liquidate the IBC business is not eligible for an amount less than 1 rupee. The country shows that the entire country introduced online mode as a new way of working, and the unlocking process also began in the late 2020s. However, the available suspension was not lifted, and the changing times not modified. Above all, it is the believers who suffer heavy blows from all sides. Furthermore, before NCLT are in arrears below the amount of Rs 1 crore, with several claims pending before NCLT.

3. The competent company court's orders were the icing on the creditors' pre-existing misdeeds on the cake. Assuming the suspension of coverage will be lifted after one year, the problems with the IBC are not over yet. Interpretation problems go even further. Given that the option provided in section 7 of the IBC does not lead to clearly defined results, it follows from the previous judgments that section 7 is related only to the board of directors and is not mandatory. The NCLT has significantly deviated from applicable statutory provisions by eliminating the option and declaring "standard registration" as a mandatory step.


IBC was formed to simplify the business process, meet creditors and debtors' needs, or complete the settlement within a limited time frame. Current circumstances prevent it from working honestly and successfully. The Indian economy has suffered a setback; The Government reformed the CIB in favour of the debtors and halted its operations, adding a general suspension. The 2016 IBC is in a position between the devil and the depths of the sea. Various sections are suspended, modified and violated without alternative procedures. The fate of the law is bleak due to difficult circumstances; The authenticity of the fact is diminished. One can only hope that the Lord Court sees through the dust of difficult times and improves the way the law is applied.









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