The appellate tribunal has directed to list the matter on February 12 for orders.
During the proceedings, senior advocate Dushyant Dave appearing for Ericsson opposed the withdrawal of petitions filed by three Reliance Group employees against an NCLT order.
On this, NCLAT said, "Taking into consideration the nature of the case, we allow the Respondents (Ericsson India) to file their short reply affidavit by February 8, 2019."
The NCLAT's order came on Monday, over the urgent mentioning done by three Reliance Group employees - Satish Seth, Punit Garg and Suresh Madihally Rangachar - seeking withdrawal of their appeals against the orders of the Mumbai
bench of the National Company Law Tribunal
On May 15, 2018 the Mumbai bench of NCLT had admitted an insolvency petition filed by Ericsson against Reliance Communications and two of its subsidiaries seeking to recover unpaid dues.
However, on May 30 NCLAT granted a conditional stay on insolvency proceedings against RCom and its subsidiaries -- Reliance Infratel and Reliance Telecom.
The tribunal had directed RCom and its subsidiaries to pay Rs 550 crore to Ericsson India in 120 days, failing which it will direct insolvency proceedings against the company.
On February 1, RCom had informed that it has decided to opt for insolvency proceedings following its failure to sell assets for paying back its lenders.
RCom even failed to sell spectrum to Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio, a deal that was expected to bring some relief to the cash-strapped company.