57. Winding up of secondary companies.-
(1) Where the insurance business or any part of the insurance business of an insurance company has been transferred to another insurance company under an arrangement in pursuance of which the first mentioned company (in this section referred to as the secondary company) or the creditors thereof has or have claims against the company to which such transfer was made (in this section referred to as the principal company) then, if the principal company is
being wound up by 1*** , the 2[Tribunal] shall (subject as hereinafter mentioned) order the secondary company to be wound up in conjunction with the principal company and may by the same or any subsequent order appoint the same person to be liquidator for the two companies and make provision for such other matters as may seem to the 2[Tribunal] necessary with a view to the companies being wound up as if they were one company.
(2) The commencement of the winding up of the principal company shall, save as otherwise ordered by the 2[Tribunal], be the commencement of the winding up of the secondary company.
(3) In adjusting the rights and liabilities of the members of the several companies among themselves the 2[Tribunal], shall have regard to the constitution of the companies and to the arrangements entered into between the companies in the same manner as the 2[Tribunal], has regard to the rights and liabilities of different classes of contributories in the case of winding up of a single company or as near thereto as circumstances admit.
(4) Where any company alleged to be secondary is not in process of being wound up at the same time as the principal company to which it is alleged to be secondary, the 2[Tribunal] shall not direct the secondary company to be wound up, unless, after hearing all objections (if any) that may be urged by or on behalf of the company against its being wound up, the 2[Tribunal] is of opinion that the company is secondary to the principal company and that the winding up of the company in conjunction with the principal company is just and equitable.
(5) An application may be made in relation to the winding up of any secondary company in conjunction with the principal company by any creditor of, or person interested in, the principal or secondary company.
(6) Where a company stands in the relation of a principal company to one insurance company and in the relation of a secondary company to some other insurance company or where there are several insurance companies standing in the relation of secondary companies to one principal company, the 2[Tribunal] may deal with any number of such companies together or in separate groups as it thinks most expedient upon the principles laid down in this section.
1. Subs. by Act 11 of 2003, s. 133 and the Schedule [serial no. 4(a)], for "Court" (w.e.f. 1-4-2003).
2. Subs. by Act 47 of 1950, s. 43, for "Sixth Schedule" (w.e.f. 1-9-1950)
3. Subs. by Act 11 of 2003, s. 133 and the Schedule, for "Section 246 of the Indian Companies Act, 1913 (7 of 1913)"
4. Subs. by s. 133 and the Schedule (serial no. 5), ibid., for "Court" (w.e.f. 1-4-2003).