Parliament passes insolvency and bankruptcy code


The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2015, provides a consolidated statutory framework for the resolution of bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. This framework is a far cry from the multiple legislative and judicial forums that creditors had to navigate under the existing framework and looks to enhance the ease of doing business in India.

The code has introduced the corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) and the insolvency resolution process for time-bound insolvency resolution of companies and individuals, respectively. These processes will be completed within 180 days. If insolvency cannot be resolved, the assets of the borrowers may be sold to repay creditors.

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