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Mukulita Vijayawargiya

Whole Time Member, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India

Dr. (Ms.) Mukulita Vijayawargiya took charge as a Whole Time Member, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India on 13th April, 2017.

Prior to joining the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India, she was Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Law and Justice, Legislative Department, Government of India, New Delhi with more than 36 years of experience in various fields of law and more than 30 years of experience in the Central and State Government service, holding Class-I post in the legal field.  She practised as an advocate for more than 6 years. She was an Assistant Professor of Law for more than 12 years and served for some time in Madhya Pradesh Financial Corporation.  She joined the Ministry of Law and Justice in the Law Commission of India in 1999. In 2003, she joined the Legislative Department of the Ministry of Law and Justice as Deputy Legislative Counsel. She has been a member of the Indian Legal Service (ILS) since 24th March, 2003.

She has been associated with drafting/vetting of more than 100 legislative proposals in the Legislative Department. She was also a member of the Bankruptcy Law Reforms Committee.  She was a Visiting Scholar in Japan and Australia. She has visited leading law schools: Yokohama National University, Yokohama; Tokyo University, Tokyo; Asia University, Sydney University; Queensland University of Technology, (Brisbane, Australia); Harvard University, Columbia University (United States); London University, Cambridge (United Kingdom); United Nations University, Tokyo in connection with lectures/interactions/ research/studies.  She has participated in several Law seminars/workshops in India and abroad and presented papers. She has delivered lectures at national and international institutions on various subjects of law and published a number of articles in various journals. She has also co-authored two books.

She was a member of the BLRC Committee chaired by Dr T. K. Vishwanathan, which recommended the framework of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.  Dr. (Ms.) Mukulita Vijayawargiya is presently looking after Administrative Law Wing of the Board comprising Adjudication, Prosecution and Court Proceedings and is a member of Disciplinary Committee in IBBI. She is also looking after Limited Insolvency Examination, Valuation Examinations, Finance & Accounts, Information Technology divisions and Board Secretariat (Governing Board, Strategy, International Affairs and Parliament).