Section 87 in The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

Title: Application against decision of resolution professional.

Description: (1) The debtor or the creditor who is aggrieved by the action taken by the resolution professional under section 86 may, within ten days of such decision, make an application to the Adjudicating Authority challenging such action on any of the following grounds, namely:— (a) that the resolution professional has not given an opportunity to the debtor or the creditor to make a representation; or (b) that the resolution professional colluded with the other party in arriving at the decision; or (c) that the resolution professional has not complied with the requirements of section 86. (2) The Adjudicating Authority shall decide the application referred to in sub-section (1) within fourteen days of such application, and make an order as it deems fit. (3) Where the application under sub-section (1) has been allowed by the Adjudicating Authority, it shall forward its order to the Board and the Board may take such action as may be required under Chapter VI of Part IV against the resolution professional.

Title: General duties of debtor.

Description: The debtor shall— (a) make available to the resolution professional all information relating to his affairs, attend meetings and comply with the requests of the resolution professional in relation to the fresh start process. (b) inform the resolution professional as soon as reasonably possible of— (i) any material error or omission in relation to the information or document supplied to the resolution professional; or (ii) any change in financial circumstances after the date of application, where such change has an impact on the fresh start process.

Title: Replacement of resolution professional.

Description: (1) Where the debtor or the creditor is of the opinion that the resolution professional appointed under section 82 is required to be replaced, he may apply to the Adjudicating Authority for the replacement of such resolution professional. (2) The Adjudicating Authority shall within seven days of the receipt of the application under sub-section (1) make a reference to the Board for replacement of the resolution professional. (3) The Board shall, within ten days of the receipt of a reference from the Adjudicating Authority under sub-section (2), recommend the name of an insolvency professional to the Adjudicating Authority against whom no disciplinary proceedings are pending. (4) The Adjudicating Authority shall appoint another resolution professional for the purposes of the fresh start process on the basis of the recommendation by the Board. (5) The Adjudicating Authority may give directions to the resolution professional replaced under sub-section (4)— (a) to share all information with the new resolution professional in respect of the fresh start process; and (b) to co-operate with the new resolution professional as may be required.

Title: Directions for compliances of restrictions, etc.

Description: (1) The resolution professional may apply to the Adjudicating Authority for any of the following directions, namely:— (a) compliance of any restrictions referred to in sub-section (3) of section 85, in case of non-compliance by the debtor; or (b) compliance of the duties of the debtor referred to in section 88, in case of non-compliance by the debtor. (2) The resolution professional may apply to the Adjudicating Authority for directions in relation to any other matter under this Chapter for which no specific provisions have been made.

Title: Revocation of order admitting application.

Description: (1) The resolution professional may submit an application to the Adjudicating Authority seeking revocation of its order made under section 84 on the following grounds, namely :— (a) if due to any change in the financial circumstances of the debtor, the debtor is ineligible for a fresh start process; or (b) non-compliance by the debtor of the restrictions imposed under sub-section (3) of section 85; or (c) if the debtor has acted in a mala fide manner and has wilfully failed to comply with the provisions of this Chapter. (2) The Adjudicating Authority shall, within fourteen days of the receipt of the application under subsection (1), may by order admit or reject the application. (3) On passing of the order admitting the application referred to in sub-section (1) , the moratorium and the fresh start process shall cease to have effect.(4) A copy of the order passed by the Adjudicating Authority under this section shall be provided to the Board for the purpose of recording an entry in the register referred to in section 196.

PART 3 INSOLVENCY RESOLUTION AND BANKRUPTCY FOR INDIVIDUALS AND PARTNERSHIP FIRMS CHAPTER 2 FRESH START PROCESS