Finacial Services

Adviser for Corporate Debt Restructuring (CDR) & B.I.F.R

BIFR or Board for Industrial & Financial Reconstruction is the body working under Government of India, Ministry of Finance, and Department of Economic Affairs for Industrial & Financial Reconstruction of sick industrial units.

In the wake of sickness in the country’s industrial climate prevailing in the eighties, the Government of India set up in 1981, a Committee of Experts under the Chairmanship of Shri T.Tiwari to examine the matter and recommend suitable remedies therefore. Based on the recommendations of the Committee, the Government of India enacted a special legislation namely, the Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Act, 1985 (1 of 1986) commonly known as the SICA.

The main objective of SICA is to determine sickness and expedite the revival of potentially viable units or closure of unviable units (unit here in refers to a Sick Industrial Company).

Preparation of Project Reportand Loan Syndication
  • pertaining to industries specified in the First Schedule to the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951, (IDR Act) except the industries relating to ships and other vessels drawn by power and;
  • Not being “small scale industrial undertakings or ancillary industrial undertakings” as defined in Section 3(j) of the IDR Act.
  • The criteria to determine sickness in an industrial company are (i) the accumulated losses of the company to be equal to or more than its net worth i.e. its paid up capital plus its free reserves (ii) the company should have completed five years after incorporation under the Companies Act, 1956 (iii) it should have 50 or more workers on any day of the 12 months preceding the end of the financial year with reference to which sickness is claimed. (iv) it should have a factory license.