The Companies Act, 1956
529A. Overriding preferential payment.
1[529A. Overriding preferential payment.Notwithstanding anything contained in any other provision of this Act or any other law for the time being in force, in the winding up of a company
(a)workmen’s dues; and
(b)debts due to secured creditors to the extent such debts rank under clause (c) of the proviso to sub-section (1) of section 529 pari passu with such dues,
shall be paid in priority to all other debts.
(2) The debts payable under clause (a) and clause (b) of sub-section (1) shall be paid in full, unless the assets are insufficient to meet them, in which case they shall abate in equal proportions.]
1. Ins. by Act 35 of 1985, sec. 5 (w.e.f. 24-5-1985).