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RBI superseded boards of Srei Infra Finance and Srei Equipment Finance, and their insolvency process is expected to be IBC-like, as it was in DHFL’s case.
No two bankruptcies are the same, but India’s processes for handling them have some common deficiencies. It’s still not too late to turn the bankruptcy regime into a real institution.
After a brief debate by few members, the bill was passed with voice vote after which Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day due to opposition's uproar over Pegasus among other issues.
The House approved the bill without any discussion, as opposition members continued their protest over Pegasus snooping issue and three new farm laws.
Any belief that the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code has not performed better than the erstwhile mechanisms of recovery is not supported by facts.
Govt has enabled a mechanism via an ordinance under which MSMEs can continue operations using the resolution process without needing to shut shop or change management.
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance chairman Jayant Sinha says prepackaged bankruptcy and efficient solutions for MSMEs are policy areas in consideration.
DHFL’s committee of creditors has approved Piramal Capital’s offer of around Rs 37,000 crore for the company, which has a debt of nearly Rs 85,000 crore.
Waiver of interest-on-interest for all during the moratorium can minimise moral hazard. Keeping it selective would've run the risk of hurting credit culture.
Let zombie firms linger on & banks stay crippled a little longer if it leads to deeper reform, so India can get away from broken financial system of the 1980s.