11. Can a bankrupt make an application to DGI to reduce the amount of debt?

The DGI has a duty to supervise the conduct of a debtor and to administer the debtor's estate. However, DGI has no power to reduce the amount of debt that has been filed by creditors. If a bankrupt intends to reduce the amount of debt for the purpose of making full settlement, he should write in or meet the officer at the particular Bank stating his intention to do so. In the event the Bank agrees to lower the amount of debt, the bankrupt has to make payment with the new agreed amount to the DGI. DGI will then proceed to declare the dividend to creditors.