Saturday, 24 November 2012

Life and Social Security Insurance Schemes Available in Rural Areas

New Delhi:(Page3 News Network)- The Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority (IRDA) has informed that out of the total 4,41,91,864 Life Insurance policies issued in the year 2011-12, 1,39,83,265 constituting 31.64% of the total number of policies, were issued in the rural areas. In addition to this,1,45,31,183 lives were covered by all Life Insurance Companies from social sector groups including unorganised sector, economically vulnerable or backward classes and informal sector groups during the year 2011-12. 

Further Government of India has launched following social security insurance schemes especially for rural and urban economically backward people: 
i. Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana (AABY)
II. Janashree Bima Yojana (JBY) 
iii. Rashtrya Swastha Bima Yojana (RSBY) 
iv. Mahatma Gandhi Bunkar Yojana (MGBY) 
IRDA has issued IRDA (Obligations of Insurers to Rural and Social Sectors) Regulations 2002 wherein every life insurance company shall fulfill the norms towards its obligations (Percentage of Policies on the total number of policies written direct in that year) in the rural and social sector. 
As per IRDA, 26.84% of the total policies issued by private insurance companies during the year 2011-12 were issued in rural areas. 
This was stated by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. 

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