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Whether Reporters Of Local Papers ... vs Mr Rm Desai For

High Court Of Gujarat|04 November, 2010


1. Whether Reporters of Local Papers may be allowed to see the judgements?
2. To be referred to the Reporter or not?
3. Whether Their Lordships wish to see the fair copy of the judgement?
4. Whether this case involves a substantial question of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution of India, 1950 of any Order made thereunder?
5. Whether it is to be circulated to the Civil Judge?
-------------------------------------------------------------- O.L. OF PRASAD MILLS CO.LTD.
-------------------------------------------------------------- Appearance:
OFFICIAL LIQUIDATOR for Petitioner for CA No.213/96 MR RM DESAI for Respondent No. 1 SERVED for Respondent No. 2, 3
Date of decision: 24/06/97 ORAL COMMON JUDGEMENT
1.The learned Official Liquidator has moved Company Application No.213/96 that he may be permitted to dispose of the assets of the Company in liquidation i.e. Prasad Mills Company Ltd. The Company Application No.85/1997 has been moved by the State Bank of India, Ahmedabad, who is one of the secured creditors of the company in liquidation i.e. Prasad Mills Company Ltd for realising their securities.
2.As per the the say of the applicants, since there is no possibility of restarting the Mills, so on realisation of the assets, the creditors and workers may be paid their dues in accordance with the priority and for that purpose, a sales committee may be constituted. They have also requested that the inventory of the assets may be prepared and be got valued through Government Approved Valuer to be appointed from the penal maintained in the office of Official Liquidator for the purpose of effecting the sale and for that purpose, he may be permitted to incur necessary expenses out of the funds of the company lying with the Official Liquidator.
3.Mr.R.M.Desai, learned counsel appearing for the secured creditors State Bank of India and I.D.B.I. and Mr. Vasavada, learned counsel appearing for the Textile Labour Association have no objection if such permission is given to the learned Official Liquidator and the sales committee be constituted with the representatives of the secured creditors, textile labour association and the official liquidator.
4.Since after making of the order of winding up, no proposal has come up for restarting the company in liquidation. The submissions of the learned official liquidator appear to be justified, for possibility of restarting of the company is not there and the only way out is to complete the winding up proceedings and realise the assets of the company and disburse the same to them in accordance with their priorities.
5.In these circumstances, it is directed that the Official Liquidator is permitted to sale the assets of the company and for that purpose, sales committee be constituted consisting of the representatives of Industrial Development Bank of India, State Bank of India and Textile Labour Association with the official liquidator to be the convenor of the said committee.
6.This committee shall do the needful for selling the assets of the company including the assets over which the abovenamed Institutions viz. I.D.B.I. and S.B.I. have charge. No member of the committee shall be entitled to any remmuneration for attending the committee meetings or discharging the function as the member of the sales committee. The committee shall take appropriate decision with regard to the mode and the manner in which the assets are to be sold so as to secure the best price of the assets. It would be open for the committee to have resort to Expert's advice in the field of textile industry. The sale shall be subject to the confirmation by this Court. The sale proceeds shall be deposited with the learned Official Liquidator which shall be kept in separate account. The Official Liquidator is permitted to incur such expenses as are necessary to enable the committee for carrying out the sale of the assets of company. This shall include obtaining report about valuation of various assets of the company from the approved valuer on the panel of Official Liquidator for the purpose of determining upset price in endeavour to secure best prices.
7.In view of the aforesaid, Company Application No.213/96 and Company Application No.85/1997 stand disposed of.
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Whether Reporters Of Local Papers ... vs Mr Rm Desai For


High Court Of Gujarat

04 November, 2010