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Workshop On Financial Sector Assessment Programme Hyderabad 29 th December, 2010 DVS Ramesh. Objectives. ICP – 14 – Preventive and Corrective Measures Regulators are adequately backed by comprehensive legal structure with powers to safeguard the public interest.

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Workshop

On

Financial Sector Assessment Programme

Hyderabad

29th December, 2010

DVS Ramesh

objectives
Objectives
  • ICP – 14 – Preventive and Corrective Measures
    • Regulators are adequately backed by comprehensive legal structure with powers to safeguard the public interest.
  • ICP – 15 – Enforcement or Sanctions
    • Regulators are legally empowered to take action, where necessary, to ensure compliance to the Act and Regulations.
preventive and corrective measures
Preventive and Corrective Measures
  • Core Principle: “Supervisory authority takes preventive and corrective measures that are ‘timely’, ‘suitable’and ‘necessary’to achieve the objectives of insurance supervision”.
    • Regulatory intervention to protect policyholders
    • Regulatory Response is based on problem detected
  • Overall Enabling Tools: Insurance Act, 1938; IRDA Act, 1999 adequately equipped IRDA.
    • Section 14 (2) – An Omnibus Provision
essential criteria
Essential Criteria
  • Availability of Adequate Instruments for timely preventive and corrective measures
    • Specified returns within 6 months from the end of FY (Sec 15), Qly Accounts & Investment Returns, Solvency Margin returns, Monthly Business / Other Returns etc.
  • Progressive Escalation of action or remedial measures
    • Call for Information, Inspection, Examine Books / Accounts / Officers on oath Investigation into the affairs of Insurer (Sec 33) and Search and seizure (Sec 34 H); Penalties (Sec 102) , Suspension / Cancellation of License (Sec 3 (4))
    • Formal Advise to Warning Letters / Letters of Caution
    • Proposed Insurance legislation makes individuals jointly and severally liable to make good the loss for contravening investment provisions
    • Enhances certain penalties to Rs 25 Crores
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  • Authority shall have capacity and standing to communicate
    • From formal communications to Directions u/s 34, 110 C;
  • Require insurers to develop an acceptable plan for correction of problems, if necessary
    • Financial Plan (Sec 64VA (2A); Modification of rates, terms and conditions of life policies (Sec 3B); requires insurer to take action (Sec 33(6)); directions regarding reinsurance treaties (Sec 34 F)
  • Measures to prevent breach of law and promptly and effectively deals with non – compliance with regulation
    • Call for further information (Sec 21); Order the revaluation (Sec 22) Review of Returns, Examination of Grievances

Areas to Strengthen

    • Risk Based Supervision
    • Powers to prescribe higher initial capital requirements in specific cases
enforcement and sanctions
Enforcement and Sanctions
  • Core Principle: “The Supervisory authority enforces corrective action and where needed imposes sanctions based on clear and objective criteria that are publicly disclosed. “
    • Decision making lines for remedial actions to be structured
    • A range of actions available say from withholding approval for expansion to revoking the license
  • Overall Enabling Tools: Fines and Penalties & Suspension and Cancellation of Licenses
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Essential Criteria
  • Issue formal directions and failure to comply has serious consequences
    • Advices / Formal communications
    • Directions u/s 27 D (3), 33 (6), 34, 14 (1)
  • Power to prevent issuing new policies
    • Sec 34 E (a) empowers IRDA to prohibit Insurers / any Insurer entering a particular transaction / Class of transactions
    • Reg 27 Cease to transact new business
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  • Compulsory Transfer of obligations from failing insurers
    • Sec 37 A empowers to prepare a scheme of amalgamation
  • Requiring Capital levels to increase, restrict or suspend dividend or other payments to shareholders, restrict share transfer
    • Capital Levels not insurer specific, Prior approval for share transfer beyond a percentage and restriction on dividend (on Par Fund)
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  • Effective means to address Management Problems and powers to impose conservatorship
    • Sec 34 A prior approval for appointment of CEOs/whole time directors; Sec 34 B empowers to remove managerial personnel; 34 C additional directors and 34 E (b) call for meeting of directors or depute its officers to watch the proceedings; Approval for Appointed Actuary
    • Sec 52 A Power to recommend appointment of Administrator for Life Insurance Business
    • Sec 52 H Power of Central Government to acquire undertakings of Insurers
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  • Periodical checks to determine the compliance
    • Regular Reviews, additional returns or a follow up inspection (where necessary)
  • Fines against Individuals and Insurers
    • Fine on individuals for acting as insurance intermediaries and for rebating
      • Rs 500, proposed to be escalated to Rs 10000 and to Rs 500000 respectively
    • Fine on Insurers for accepting business from other than licensed intermediaries
      • Rs 5000, proposed to be increased to Rs 1 Crores
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  • Sanctions for withholding the information or misleading information
    • Sec 104 Empowers to penalize for false statements in the investment returns
  • Barring individuals from acting in responsible positions
    • Part of overall due diligence – Scope for strengthening the procedures by disclosures
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  • Process of Sanctions do not delay preventive and corrective measures
    • Procedures in place to independently review these respective lines
  • Powers to withdraw the license
    • Reg 23 Suspension of Certificate, Section 3 (4) empowers
  • Powers to protect one or more insurers from financial difficulties of other parts of the group
    • Insurance business is relatively insulated and Policyholder’s funds are maintained separately
    • Abilities to infuse additional capital / Solvency Margin Review an ongoing process
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  • Authority enforces the sanctions
    • Section 110 AA of the proposed Bill classifies the penalty imposed is recoverable as arrears of land revenue
    • Escalation Provisions ensure the compliance to sanctions
  • Ensuring consistency in imposing sanctions
    • Procedures are in place
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  • Authority takes action against individuals / entities operating insurance business without a licence.
    • Section 103 – Rs 5 lakhs penalty or with imprisonment up to 3 years
    • Issues Public Statements cautioning the public
  • In the Proposed Bill the penalty was escalated to Rs 25 Crores with imprisonment up to 10 years