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New rules notified under the Insurance Act

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  • May 22, 2021
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New rules notified under the Insurance Act

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Economy 

In news

  • As per the new rules notified under the Insurance Act, Indian promoters of insurance joint ventures with foreign partners will no longer be able to nominate a majority of the board members. 

Key takeaways 

  • This follows the recent amendments to enhance the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in the insurance sector from 49% to 74% 
  • However, a majority of board members, key management persons (KMP) need to be resident Indian citizens. 
  • Also, at least one of the three top positions — the chairperson of the board, the MD and CEO – need to be resident Indian citizens. 
  • This new norm will apply to all insurers, irrespective of the stake held by the foreign partner.
  • Further conditions have also been specified on the composition of the board for firms where foreign investors’ stake exceeds 49%. 

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