The Oriental Insurance Company

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The Oriental Insurance Co. Ltd.
Public sector
Industry Financial services
Founded September 12, 1947 (1947-09-12) in Mumbai, India
Headquarters New Delhi, India
Key people
A V Girija Kumar-Chairman-cum-Managing Director
Products Products which fall under General Insurance category
Owner Government of India
Number of employees
apprx. 15000
Website www.orientalinsurance.org.in

The Oriental Insurance Company Ltd. is a public sector general insurance company of India. The headquarter of the company is located in New Delhi. It has 31 regional offices and more than 1800 active branches across the country. The company also has branches in Nepal, Kuwait, and Dubai. The company had recorded a gross premium of Rs. 7282.54 crores in the financial year 2013-2014. For the Financial year 2016-17, the Company procured a global premium of Rs. 11,100 crores.[1] The Company offers more than 170 General Insurance products. The IRDA Registration No. of the Company is "556".[2]

History[edit]

Oriental Insurance was incorporated on 12 September 1947 as a government-owned non-life insurance company.[3] It was established as a completely owned subsidiary of Oriental Government Security Life Assurance Company Ltd. to execute its parent body's general insurance operations.[4] In 1956, when insurance business was nationalized, Oriental insurance became part of LIC till 1973. After 1973, Oriental Insurance became a subsidiary of General Insurance Corporation of India till 2003 when the company was de-linked from the parent company and set up as an independent insurance company.[citation needed] In 2003, the Union Government acquired all the shares of Oriental Insurance Company Ltd from General Insurance Corporation of India.[citation needed]

On the 2nd of February 2018, the Government of India announced the merger of Oriental Insurance with National Insurance Company Limited and United India Insurance Company.[5]

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