Millennium Post (Kolkata)

‘Reimpose moratorium on taking cos to NCLT under IBC’


NEW DELHI: Industry body Assocham on Friday urged the government to reimpose moratorium on taking debt-ridden firms to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) till December this year following the severe second Covid wave.

In a representa­tion to the Finance Ministry, the chamber said that given the increasing pressure on businesses, it would be imperative to extend the NCLT moratorium to ensure that the pandemic “does not wreak havoc” on the economy. After a year-long moratorium on taking the financiall­y stressed companies, for the NCLT resolution under IBC, the normalcy was restored in the last week of March 2021, it added. The moratorium was rightly lifted earlier in line with the opening of the economy, it said.

“In view of the altered situation, placing the NCLT resolution process under suspension again till December this year is a critical interim measure, which needs to be expedited, until targeted assistance can be granted, after a comprehens­ive assessment,” it said.

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