“IBC takes 300 days, BIFR took 5-8 yrs”-IBBI denies news published by Business Standard

“IBC takes 300 days, BIFR took 5-8 yrs”-IBBI denies news published by Business Standard quoting affidavit submitted in the NCLAT 

The Business Standard recently published a news item stating that according to Chairman IBBI, the entire process of debt resolution under Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) takes nearly 300 days compared to 5-8 year time taken under the process prescribed by Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR)

However, in a letter addressed to the Editor, Business Standard with respect to the said news item dated 1st April, 2019, titled “IBC takes 300 days, BIFR took 5-8 yrs; IBBI Chief”, the IBBI has denied to have submitted any such affidavit in the NCLAT in the matter of ongoing CIRP of Essar Steel India Limited as claimed in the article.

The IBBI has clarified that since it had not submitted any affidavit in the matter, hence, the reference of any data or information or views of the Counsel in the matter is not the correct factual position of the IBBI.

The IBBI has cautioned the Business Standard to first verify facts and figures before publishing, especially while reporting court matters.

Also, IBBI has advised Business Standard to clarify the correct position prominently in the next edition of the paper.

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