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CCEA nod to list 5 general insurance companies in stock market

Today, India’s cabinet approved a policy to publicly list government general insurance companies. The same has been reported by news agency NewsRise, citing an unnamed government official. The companies are well-known government sector entities namely New India Assurance, United India Insurance, Oriental Insurance and National Insurance & General Insurance. Shareholding of these Cos to be divested from 100 % to 75 %. The same had also been announced by FM Jaitley in last year’s budget for the sake of improving transparency and accountability in public sector companies.

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