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2023 (5) TMI 664 - AT - Insolvency & Bankruptcy
Seeking Liquidation of Corporate Debtor - no resolution plan received till date (by RP) - HELD THAT:- The Committee of Creditors in its meeting held on 10.03.2020 took a decision with 100% vote to liquidate the Corporate Debtor. In the CoC meeting it was noted that last date for submitting the resolution plan was 26.02.2022, which date was extended till 09.03.2022, however, the Resolution Professional did not receive any plan till the time of the meeting - The Committee of Creditors noted that the Corporate Debtor is not a going concern and no plan having been received resolution was passed to liquidate. The Adjudicating Authority has allowed the application filed by the Resolution Professional for accepting the liquidation resolution - no error can be said to have been committed by the Committee of Creditors in taking decision of liquidation when no resolution plan was received by the Resolution Professional inspite of extending the date.
Valuation of the Corporate Debtor - HELD THAT:- The present is a case where the valuation has been conducted under the CIRP Regulation, 2016. Liquidator is obliged to consider the average of the value arrived as per Regulation 35 of the CIRP Regulation, 2016. Present is not a case where Liquidator has directed fresh valuation under Regulation 35 Sub-regulation (2) - Furthermore, in the present case, two valuation reports are already on the record, as brought on the record by the Appellant, as noted above. When the case is covered by Regulation 35(1), the Liquidator has to take the average of the estimate of the value arrived by the two Valuers.
The Liquidator while proceeding to sell the assets in accordance with Liquidation Process Regulation, 2016 has to take the reserve value as per Schedule-I of the Liquidation Regulation. The reserve price has to be value of assets arrived at as per Regulation 35 (1).
Liquidation order upheld - appeal disposed off.