Jet Airways went into insolvency after facing a severe funding crunch in 2019. The resolution plan submitted by the consortium of Murari Lal Jalan—a non-resident Indian—and Florian Fritsch of Kalrock Capital Partners Ltd. was approved two years later, in June 2021.
The Jalan-Kalrock Consortium had 180 days from Nov. 16, 2022, to May 15, 2023, to pay their dues of Rs 350 crore to the State Bank of India, which is part of the monitoring committee responsible for the smooth running of Jet Airways’ resolution plan.
This was the first tranche of payments that the consortium had to make as part of its resolution plan.
When the dues were not paid on time, the consortium approached the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal to restrain SBI from encashing the performance bank guarantees.
In May, the NCLAT observed that JKC was still in the process of implementing the resolution plan, and while SBI can invoke the performance bank guarantee, it cannot do so until the plan fails.
Thereafter, the appellate tribunal granted the consortium time till Sept. 30 to pay its dues to the bank.
On Sept. 29, JKC completed the payment of Rs 350 crore to Jet’s creditors as part of its total equity commitment to revive the airline.
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