NCDRC directs LIC, employer to pay ₹4.7 lakh death insurance claim despite gaps in premium payments

Presiding Member Justice Sudip Ahluwalia emphasized that since as per the Supreme Court, an employer is an agent of the insurer, the interest of the life assured needs to be protected.

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) recently directed the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India and a company to pay a death insurance claim of ₹4.70 lakh to an employee of the company, despite gaps in premium payments by the employer [LIC v Pittala Pochamma]

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