Company Law

Reflection of Debt in a Balance Sheet

Reflection of Debt in a Balance Sheet: Acknowledgment or a Statutory Compliance?

In this post, the author critically examines the decision of the Hon’ble NCLAT in V. Padmakumar v. Stressed Assets Stabilisation Fund & Anr. The author differs from the majority’s widely debated view holding that the reflection of debt in the balance sheet of the Corporate Debtor does not amount to an acknowledgment under Section 18 of the Limitation Act, 1963, and argues that sole reliance on Section 92 of the Companies Act, 2013 is misplaced and the implication of the balance sheet along with the Directors’ Report and financial statement must be considered holistically.