Postal dept to spin off life insurance business into separate unit, says communications minister Manoj Sinha

  • For postal Life Insurance and rural postal life insurance we have moved a Cabinet note, communications minister Manoj Sinha said

  • The Minister hoped that the Cabinet approval would be received in next fortnight or so

  • Sinha said IPPB has rolled out 1.26 lakh access points over the last five months and over the next week or 10 days the number is expected to rise to 1.36 lakh

New Delhi: The postal department plans to spin off the postal life insurance and rural postal life insurance operations into a separate business unit (SBU) for which it has moved a Cabinet note, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday.

 Postal dept to spin off life insurance business into separate unit, says communications minister Manoj Sinha

File image of telecom minister Manoj Sinha. Image. Reuters

"For postal Life Insurance and rural postal life insurance we have moved a Cabinet note. In the first phase it will involve the creation of an SBU and in the second phase a full-fledged insurance company," Sinha told reporters on the sidelines of an event to mark the second-anniversary celebration of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB).

The Minister hoped that the Cabinet approval would be received in next fortnight or so.

Sinha said IPPB has rolled out 1.26 lakh access points over the last five months and over the next week or 10 days the number is expected to rise to 1.36 lakh.

 

 

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Updated Date: Jan 30, 2019 14:44:49 IST