RBI has superseded the Board of Directors of Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited and Srei Equipment Finance Limited and appointed an administrator as well as a Committee to assist the Administrator in the discharge of his duties.
Now both the companies will be taken to the insolvency court for resolution of the matter.
In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 45-IE (1) of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, the Reserve Bank has today superseded the Board of Directors of Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited (SIFL) and Srei Equipment Finance Limited (SEFL), owing to governance concerns and defaults by the aforesaid companies in meeting their various payment obligations. Shri Rajneesh Sharma, Ex- Chief General Manager, Bank of Baroda has been appointed as the Administrator of the aforesaid companies under Section 45-IE (2) of the RBI Act. The Reserve Bank also intends to shortly initiate the process of resolution of the above two NBFCs under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Insolvency and Liquidation Proceedings of Financial Service Providers and Application to Adjudicating Authority) Rules, 2019 and would also apply to the NCLT for appointing the Administrator as the Insolvency Resolution Professional.
The Reserve Bank of India, today, has superseded the board of directors of SIFL and SEFL and appointed Shri Rajneesh Sharma, ex-Chief General Manager, Bank of Baroda, as the Administrator. The Reserve Bank, in exercise of powers conferred under section 45-IE (5) (a) of the RBI Act 1934, has constituted a three-member Advisory Committee to assist the Administrator in discharge of his duties. The members of the Advisory Committee are as follows:
1. Shri R. Subramaniakumar, Former MD & CEO, Indian Overseas Bank
2. Shri T T Srinivasaraghavan, Former Managing Director, Sundaram Finance Limited
3. Shri Farokh N Subedar, Former Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary, Tata Sons Limited
It may also be mentioned that the Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Insolvency and Liquidation Proceedings of Financial Service Providers and Application to Adjudicating Authority) Rules, 2019 provide for the concerned financial sector regulator appointing a Committee of Advisors to advise the Administrator in the operations of the financial service provider during the corporate insolvency resolution process.