Winding up of Producer Company by Tribunal
The petition has to be filed by the creditor to the tribunal for the winding up of a company in Form No. NCLT. 1 and any attachments have to be accompanied in Form No. NCLT. 2 which has to be verified by an affidavit in Form No. NCLT. 6
The tribunal on receiving of such appeal & application for winding up will pass an order, within 90 days from the date of presentation of the petition.
The tribunal can also dismiss the application by giving notice in Form No. NCLT. 5 to the opposite party before appointing a provisional liquidator.
If the tribunal is satisfied that it is a prima facie case for winding up, the tribunal shall pass an order to direct the company which is bound to be wound up, to files its objections along with a statement of affairs within 30 days of the order. The tribunal may grant an extension of 30 days in special circumstances.
The directors and other officers of the company have to submit the completed and audited books of accounts of the company within 30 days of such order being passed by the tribunal.
The tribunal shall appoint a provisional liquidator or a company liquidator at the time of passing an order for winding up of the company and such liquidator shall file a declaration within 7 days from the date of appointment about any conflict of interest or lack of independence in respect of his appointment.
The tribunal may appoint the provisional liquidator as the company liquidator for the conduct of proceedings for the winding up of a company and the liquidator so appointed can also be removed and replaced for reasons of misconduct or fraud.
After the tribunal appoints a provisional liquidator or passes an order for winding up, the tribunal within 7 days from the date of passing such order, intimate the same to the liquidator and the registrar.
Then the registrar shall endorse the same and notify about the order in the official gazette.
Within three weeks of such summon of winding up, the Company liquidator will make a request to the tribunal to establish a Winding up Committee for assistance & monitor the procedure of liquidation.
Winding Up Committee shall submit the final report to the tribunal
No other legal suit or proceeding can commence against the company once an order for winding up has been passed by the tribunal.
The Company liquidator has to submit a report to the tribunal within 60 days of the passing of the order of winding up and the report must consist of particulars as mentioned in the section.
After properly scrutinizing the report by the company liquidator, the tribunal shall fix a time within which the entire proceedings shall be completed and the company shall be dissolved.
The tribunal may also order the sale of the company and sale committee may be appointed to assist the company liquidator in this matter
Once the order of winding up has been passed, the company liquidator shall take into his control and custody all the property, effects or actionable claims to which the company is entitled and the tribunal shall pass an order to set up an advisory committee to advise the liquidator and report to the tribunal
The liquidator has to maintain proper books of accounts which shall be audited by the tribunal
The tribunal may call the contributors to pay to the extent of their liabilities or to set-off.
The tribunal has to examine the directors and promoters if any fraud has been reported by the company liquidator
Once the affairs of the company have been completely wound up, the company liquidator shall make an application to the tribunal for dissolution of such company and within 30 days, a copy of the order has to be sent to the registrar by the company liquidator and the same shall be recorded in the register by the registrar