Notification of IBC sections for insolvency resolution and bankruptcy of individuals and partnership firms effective from December 1, 2019

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (“IBBI”) vide Gazette Notification No. S.O. 4126 (E) dated 15 November 2019, notified the effective date as 1st December 2019, for the following sections of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IBC”):

Section Details of the Section
2(e) Applicability of the IBC to personal guarantors to corporate debtors
78 Part-III applicable to insolvency resolution and bankruptcy for individuals and partnership firms (except fresh start)
79 Definitions with regard to Part-III i.e., process for  insolvency resolution and bankruptcy for individuals and partnership firms
94 to 187
  • Chapter-III of Part-II i.e., insolvency resolution for individuals and partnership firms (Sections 94 to 121)
  • Chapter-IV of Part-III i.e., bankruptcy order for individuals and partnership firms (sections 122 to 148)
  • Chapter-V of Part-III i.e., administration of estate of bankrupt (sections 149 to 178)
  • Chapter-VI of Part-III i.e., adjudicating authority for individuals and partnership firms (sections 179 to 183)
  • Chapter-VII of Part-III, i.e., offences and penalties (Section 184)
239(2)(g) to 239(2)(i) Power of Government to frame rules under section 79
239(2)(m) to 239(2)(zc) Framing of rules for the process of insolvency resolution and bankruptcy
249 Amendment of the Recovery of Debts due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act, 1993 per the manner specified in Fifth Schedule.


Further the IBBI vide Gazette Notification No. G.S.R. 855(E) dated 15 November 2019, notified the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Application to Adjudicating Authority for Bankruptcy Process for Personal Guarantors to Corporate Debtors) Regulations, 2019, effective from 1 December 2019, wherein, inter-alia, below compliance are provided:

  1. Application to initiate bankruptcy of an individual or partnership firm to be submitted in Form-A by debtor/guarantor and in Form-B by creditor
  2. Formats of public notice to be in Form-C and notice to creditors in Form-D
  3. Intimation of bankruptcy process to any commercial or financial transaction of value of INR 1 (one) Lakh and above by the individual/partnership-firm undergoing bankruptcy


Please refer to our earlier regulatory updates on the process of insolvency here and the process of bankruptcy here.

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