A) General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) was formed in 1972
B) GIC has its registered office and headquarters in Mumbai
C) GIC was formed after the nationalization of the entire general insurance business in India
D) All of the above
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] The entire general insurance business in India was nationalised by General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Act, 1972 (GIBNA). The Government of India (GOI), through Nationalisation took over the shares of 55 Indian insurance companies and the undertakings of 52 insurers carrying on general insurance business. General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) was formed in pursuance of Section 9 (1) of GIBNA. It was incorporated on 22 November 1972 under the Companies Act, 1956 as a private company limited by shares. GIC was formed for the purpose of superintending, controlling and carrying on them business of general insurance. As soon as GIC was formed, GOI transferred all the shares it held of the general insurance companies to GIC. Simultaneously, the nationalised undertakings were transferred to Indian insurance companies. After a process of mergers among Indian insurance companies, four companies were left as fully owned subsidiary companies of GIC: 1. National Insurance Company Limited. 2. The New India Assurance Company Limited. 3. The Oriental Insurance Company Limited. 4. United India Insurance Company Limited. The next landmark happened on 19th April 2000, when the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 1999 (IRDAA) came into force.
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