IRDAI headless amid Omicron concerns
The Times of India Hyderabad|December 03, 2021
At a time when the country is gearing up to tackle the Omicron variant, the top position at one of the key regulatory institutions of the country, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), has been lying vacant.
Swati Rathor

Hyderabad: The insurance sector regulatory body, which played a key role during the Covid first and second waves by directing insurers to come up with specialised Covid-19 policies, has been headless for over seven months now.

During the pandemic, IRDAI had also made timely interventions on issues such as issuance of electronic policies, allowing payment of premiums in instalments by policyholders as well as directing insurance players to approve cashless in a stipulated period, among others.

Outgoing IRDAI chairperson, SC Khuntia, had vacated the chair on May 6, 2021, and the government had called for applications setting May 29, 2021, as the deadline but it has fallen silent after that.

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