The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020

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The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 was promulgated by the President on the 5th day of June, 2020 to temporarily suspend initiation of corporate insolvency resolution process under the Code, for such further period, not exceeding one year from 25th March, 2020, to provide relief to companies affected by COVID-19 to recover from the financial stress without facing immediate threat of being pushed to insolvency proceedings.

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020 which seeks to replace aforesaid Ordinance, is introduced in Rajya Sabha, which provides for the following, namely:—

  • To insert a new section 10A in the Code to provide for temporary suspension of sections 7, 9 and 10 in respect of any default arising on or after 25th March, 2020 for a period of six months or such further period, not exceeding one year from such date, as may be notified in this behalf;
  • To insert a new sub-section (3), in section 66 of the Code to provide that no application shall be filed by a resolution professional under sub-section (2), in respect of such default against which initiation of corporate insolvency resolution process is suspended as per section 10A

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