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NCLAT advances hearing on Essar Steel's resolution process to May 7

The Committee of Creditors (CoC) of the company had moved an urgent plea to seek an early hearing in this matter

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 


The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Tuesday preponed its scheduled hearing over the resolution process of debt-ridden firm Steel to May 7.

The Committee of Creditors (CoC) of the company had moved an urgent plea to seek an early hearing in this matter.

An bench headed by Chairman Justice S J Mukhopadhaya Tuesday directed the matter to be listed on May 7.

The was scheduled to hear the Steel matter on May 13, where and other stake holders of Steel have moved over distribution of Rs 42,000 crore coming in from

The promoters of the company had also approached the NCLAT, challenging the order of the Ahmedabad bench of the (NCLT), which had on March 9 approved ArcelorMittal's bid for the company.

On April 12, in this matter, the Supreme Court had stayed the disbursement of funds to creditors while directing parties to maintain status quo.

It had also asked the tribunal to expeditiously decide the appeals before it.

The had challenged the orders of the of March 18 and March 20 before the Supreme Court by filing an SLP.

The NCLAT in its orders had asked the resolution professional of the company to call a fresh meeting of the to consider redistribution of funds among financial and

of Essar Steel are not satisfied with the over the distribution of Rs 42,000 crore coming from the resolution plan by global steel major

The CoC of Essar Steel has divided operational creditors of the company into two types -- one with claims under Rs 1 crore and another above Rs 1 crore.

According to the resolution plan of approved by CoC on October 24, 2018, operational creditors having claims below Rs 1 crore will get their dues and those with claims of over Rs 1 crore will receive almost zero.

Financial creditors would get an upfront Rs 41,987 crore payment against their admitted claims of Rs 49,395 crore while operational creditors are getting Rs 214 crore against their dues of Rs 4,976 crore.

Later, the CoC decided to allocate an additional Rs 1,000 crore to operational creditors after the and the NCLAT suggested it to rework on the distribution of funds.

Ahmedabad had initiated insolvency proceedings against Essar Steel on June 27, 2017.

First Published: Tue, April 30 2019. 18:42 IST