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An application under subsection 1 of section 6 of Right to Information Act 2005 to seek following point-wise information with CPIO Insurance regulatory and development authority of India within the stipulated time as prescribed under subsection 1 of section 7 of Right to Information Act 2005.
1-Please made available the regulations set up by the authority in order to secure the interest of insurance policyholders from insurers.
2-Before penalizing any insurance policyholder what are the setup norms? Please make available those provisions to your applicant.
3-Before forfeiting the premium of insurance policyholders whether to serve legal notice is not mandatory as being done by the insurance company in the context. The principle of natural justice can be overlooked before forfeiting paid premium of insurance policyholders. Please make available the provision which allows such arbitrary action on insurance policyholders by insurers.
4-According to insurance company staffs, the policy will acquire cash value if it has been in force for at least three years and provided all premiums that have fallen due have been received. The guaranteed cash value in this policy will be 30% of premiums (excluding the first year’s premium) received. Please provide the provision under which consumer’s right of your applicant is secured if Rs. 25000.00 paid as a premium is forfeited by the insurance company as policy is lapsed according to company policy.
5-Being a regulatory body, how such arbitrary rules of an insurance company is being allowed to propagate in the society consequently innocent citizens is being cheated. Please make available the provisions of the constitution which prohibit regulatory body to curb such economic offenses committed by wrongdoer insurance companies mushrooming in our society like frogs in the rainy seasons.
Please help your information seeker in public interest so that justice may be sought. For this, your applicant shall ever pray you, Hon’ble Sir.
Yours sincerely Surendra Kumar Maurya S/O Jeera Lal Maurya, MOBILE NUMBER-7388397486, Mohalla-Shivala Mahanth, Post-Putali Ghar, DistrictMirzapur, Pincode-231001, Uttar Pradesh.
99. For section 113 of the Insurance Act, the following section shall be substituted, namely:— “113. (1) A policy of life insurance shall acquire surrender value as per the norms specified by the regulations. (2) Every policy of life insurance shall contain the formula as approved by the Authority for calculation of guaranteed surrender value of the policy. (3) Notwithstanding any contract to the contrary, a policy of life insurance under a non-linked plan which has acquired a surrender value shall not lapse by reason of non-payment of further premiums but shall be kept in force to the extent of paid-up sum insured, calculated by means of a formula as approved by the Authority and contained in the policy and the reversionary bonuses that have already been attached to the policy: Provided that a policy of life insurance under a linked plan shall be kept in force in the manner as may be specified by the regulations. (4) The provisions of sub-section (3) shall not apply— (i) where the paid-up sum insured by a policy, inclusive of attached bonuses, is less than the amount specified by the Authority or takes the form of annuity amount less than the amount specified by the Authority; or (ii) when the parties, after the default has occurred in payment of the premium, agree in writing to other arrangements.”.
113.(1) A policy of lifeinsurance under which the whole of the benefits become payable either on the occurrence, or at a fixed interval or fixed intervals after the occurrence, of a contingency which is bound to happen, shall, if all premiums have been paid for at least three consecutive years in the case of a policy issued by an insurer, or five years in the case of a policy issued by a provident society defined in Part III, acquire a guaranteed surrender value, to which shall be added thesurrender value of any subsisting bonus already attached to the policy, and every such policy issued by insurer shall show the guaranteed surrender value of the policy at the close of each year after the second year of its currency or at the close of each period of three years throughout the currency of the policy:
Provided that the requirements of this subsection as to the addition of the surrender value of the bonus attaching to the policy at surrender shall be deemed to have been complied with where the method of calculation of the guaranteed surrender value of the policy makes provision for the surrender value of the bonus attaching to the policy:
Provided further that the requirements of this subsection as to the showing of the guaranteed surrender value on a policy shall be deemed to have been complied with where the insurer shows on the policy the guaranteed surrender value of the policy by means of a formula accepted in this behalf by the Authority as satisfying the said requirements:
Provided further that the provisions of this subsection as to the showing of the guaranteed surrender value on a policy shall not take effect until after the expiry of six months from such date as the Authority may, by notification in the official Gazette, appoint in this behalf
(2) Notwithstanding any contract to the contrary, a policy which has acquired a surrender value shall not lapse by reason of the non-payment of further premiums but shall be kept alive to the extent of the paid-up sum insured, and the paid-up sum insured shall for the proposes of this sub-section include in full all subsisting reversionary bonuses that have already attached to the policy, and shall, where the policy is one on which the maximum number of annual premiums payable is fixed and the premiums are of uniform amount, be before the inclusion of such bonuses not less than the amount bearing to the total sum insured by the policy exclusive of bonuses the same proportion as the total periodfor which premiums have already been paid bears to the maximum period for which premiums were originally payable.
(3) A policy kept alive to the extent of the paid-up sum insured under subsection (2) shall not be entitled by virtue of that sub-section to participate in any profits declared distributable after the conversion of the policy into a paid-up policy.
(4) Sub-section (2) and sub-section (3) shall not apply –
(a) where the paid-up sum insured by a policy being a policy issued by an insurer, is less than one hundred rupees inclusive of any attached bonus or takes the form of an annuity of less than twenty-five rupees, or where the paid-up sum insured by a policy, being a policy issued by a provident society as defined in Part III, is less than fifty rupees inclusive of any attached bonus or take the form of an annuity of less than twenty-five rupees, or
(b) where the parties after the default has occurred in the payment of the premium agree in writing to some other arrangement, or
(c) to policies in which the surrender value is automatically applied under the terms of the contract to maintaining the policy in force after its lapse through non-payment of premium.
||Mahesh Pratap Singh Yogi M P Singh <email@example.com>
|To refund my premium paid on 10-Jul-2013 i.e. Rs.24999.37 with interest as concerned staffs told that company arbitrarily closed my policy plan.