Importance of Filing Timely Claims in IBC: A Guide for Government Departments

– Neha Malu, Deputy Associate | 


In the landscape of corporate insolvency, the timely submission of claims by creditors is of paramount importance. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IBC”) provides a structured process for dealing with corporate debtors in distress. This article highlights the necessity of adhering to prescribed timelines for claim submission and underscores the repercussions of delays, drawing on pertinent judicial rulings. Additionally, it offers a comprehensive overview for government departments on the process of filing claims under the IBC.

Now, in case of IBC, there are two stages- 

  1. Corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) stage, and
  2. Liquidation stage. 

Upon initiation of CIRP, an interim resolution professional is appointed who makes a public announcement in Form A within 3 days of his appointment. The respective creditors of the concerned corporate debtor are required to file their claims within the timeline specified herein below. However, it is to be noted that if the CIRP of the concerned corporate debtor fails, the creditors are also required to submit their claims once again in the liquidation process. 

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