National Insurance Company Limited

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National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) is one of the largest and fastest growing general insurance companies in India. The company headquartered Kolkata was established in 1906, and nationalized in 1972.[1][2] Contents  [hide]  * 1 History * 2 Company Profile * 3 Products and services * 3.1 Awards * 4 References|

Public-sector undertaking|
Industry| Insurance|
Founded| 1906|
Headquarters| Kolkata, India|
Area served| South Asia|
Total assets| INR 88.67 Billion|
Owner(s)| Government of India|
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[edit]History
After nationalization in 1972, NICL operated as a subsidiary of General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC). NICL was spun off as a distinct company under the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Act in 2002.[3] In April, 2004, NIC signed an agreement with Nainital Bank for distribution of its general insurance products through the bank's branches in Uttarakhand, Haryana and New Delhi. [4] -------------------------------------------------

[edit]Company Profile
National Insurance Company Limited was incorporated in 1906 with its Registered office in Kolkata. Consequent to passing of the General Insurance Business Nationalisation Act in 1972, 21 Foreign and 11 Indian Companies were amalgamated with it and National became a subsidiary of General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) which is fully owned by the Government of India. After the notification of the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Act, on 7th August 2002, National has been de-linked from its holding company GIC and presently operating as a Government of India undertaking. National Insurance Company Ltd (NIC) is one of the leading public sector insurance companies of India, carrying out non life insurance business. Headquartered in Kolkata, NIC's network of about 1000 offices, manned by more than 16,000 skilled personnel, is spread over the length and breadth of the country covering remote rural areas, townships and metropolitan cities. NIC's foreign operations are carried out from its branch offices in Nepal. Befittingly, the product ranges, of more than 200 policies offered by NIC cater to the diverse insurance requirements of its 14 million policyholders. Innovative and customized policies ensure that even specialized insurance requirements are fully taken care of. The paid-up share capital of National is Rs.100 crores. Starting off with a premium base of 500 million rupees (50 crores rupees) in 1974, NIC's gross direct premium income has steadily grown to 6116 crores rupees in the financial year 2010-11. National transacts general insurance business of Fire, Marine and Miscellaneous insurance. The Company offers protection against a wide range of risks to its customers. The Company is privileged to cater its services to almost every sector or industry in the Indian Economy viz. Banking, Telecom, Aviation, Shipping, Information Technology, Power, Oil & Energy, Agronomy, Plantations, Foreign Trade, Healthcare, Tea, Automobile, Education, Environment, Space Research etc. As of 2010, NICL has a AAA rating from Indian rating agency, CRISIL, a subsidiary of Standard and Poor's Company.[5][6] The gross premiums from underwriting by the company grew by 32.22% to over INR 61 Billion during the Financial Year 2010-2011.[7] With this, the company was ranked third among general insurance companies operating in India, behind New India Assurance and United India Insurance Company Limited, at the end of the 2011 Financial Year.[7] With about 1000 offices and 16,000 employees and agents, the company operates in all of India, and neighboring Nepal.[1] In 2008, the company signed a deal with HCL Technologies worth almost INR 4 Billion to outsource the company’s information technology requirements over 7 years.[8] -------------------------------------------------

[edit]Products and services
NICL has a range of coverage policies...
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