17 June 2024


Notifications & Circulars

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority

31.03.2021

Insurance

Dividend criteria for equity investment under "Approved Investment"

MANU/IRDA/0033/2021

Considering the representations made by Life and General Insurance Councils, the Authority in exercise of the powers conferred under Regulation 14(2) of the IRDAI [Investments] Regulations, 2016, hereby permits Insurers to classify investments in Preference Shares and Equity Shares as a part of "Approved Investment" if such Shares have paid dividend "for at least 2 years out of 3 consecutive years immediately preceding" instead of "for at least 2 consecutive years immediately preceding" [as required under Regulation 3(a)(4) and 3(a)(5) of IRDAI (Investment) Regulations, 20160 for the period from 1st April, 2020 to 30th Sep, 2021.

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