The Provincial Insolvency Act,1920
Section 20. Appointment of interim receiver
The Court when making an order admitting the petition may, and where the debtor is the Petitioner ordinarily shall, appoint an receiver of the property of the debtor or of any part thereof and-may direct him to take immediate possession thereof or of any part thereof, and the interim receiver shall thereupon have such of the powers conferable on a receiver appointed under the Code of Civil Procedure,1908 (5 of 1908), as the Court may direct. If an interim receiver is not so appointed, the Court may take such appointment at any subsequent time before adjudication, and the provisions of this section shall apply accordingly.