On 1st of September 1956, The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) embarked upon its momentous journey in true spirit of serving the people and nation as a whole. Since then it has spearheaded the financial and infrastructure development of the nation. The performance of LIC has been exemplary and it has been growing from strength to strength be it customer base, agency network, branch office network, and the like. LIC has played a significant role in spreading life insurance among the masses and mobilization of people's money for people's welfare. Even after the entry of private insurers for almost a decade now, LIC continues to be the frontrunner in the industry in terms of market share.
LIC today services its customers through 8 Zonal offices, 113 Divisional Offices, 2048 Branches, 1202 Satellite Offices, more than 1.19 lakh employees and 12.78 lakh agents. Besides life insurance, through its various subsidiaries, it is involved in providing various financial services viz. Pension (LIC Pension Fund Ltd.), Housing Finance (LIC HFL Ltd), Mutual Fund (LIC Nomura MF), Credit cards (LIC Card Services Ltd), Financial Products distribution (LIC HFL Financial Services Ltd) , LIC HFL Care Homes Ltd. and LIC HFL AMC Ltd. It also provides insurance services in several countries abroad through branch offices, JVs and a wholly owned subsidiary.
PEOPLE'S MONEY FOR PEOPLE'S WELFARE
True to the spirit of nationalization, the Corporation has deployed its funds to the best advantage of LIC policyholders as well as for the community as a whole. National priorities and the obligation of reasonable returns to the policy holders are the main criteria of our investments.
The investment of the Corporation's funds is governed by Section 27A of the Insurance Act, 1938, subsequent guidelines / instructions issued there under from time to time by the Government of India and the IRDA by way of Regulations.