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 the business of general insurance.
As soon as GIC was formed, GOI transferred all the shares it held of the general insurance companies to GIC.
As a sole reinsurer in the domestic reinsurance market, GIC Re provides reinsurance to the direct general insurance companies in the Indian market.Read More
As GIC Re spreads its wings, it has emerged as an effective reinsurance solution partner for the Afro-Asian Region.Read More
As a truly world-class Reinsurer, GIC Re has its permanent offices in UK, Malaysia, Russia and U.A.E. and is continuously persevering to enter new frontiers.Read More
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