The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) have informed that as on 31st December 2012, the unclaimed money of policyholders with Life Insurance Corporation of India was Rs.732.67 crores. For the other life insurance companies and non-life insurance companies, the unclaimed money of policyholders was Rs. 3122.68 crores and Rs.1010.46 crores respectively, as on 31st March 2013. The Government has not conducted any survey in this regard.
IRDA has further informed that it has advised all insurance companies vide its Circular dated 4th November 2010 that such unclaimed amount will not be appropriated/written back, in any circumstance.
This was stated by Shri Namo Narain Meena, MoS in the Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.
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