Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) would have been the most-valued company in the country if it was listed.
“If you were a company listed on the stock exchanges, you would perhaps be the most-valuable company in the markets of the country and one of the most formidable ones in the world,” he said during LIC’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. He added LIC, with its huge network, had the ability to reach out to the masses and there was hardly anyone who was untouched by it.
“To improve and becoming a pensioned and insured society, a great component would be social security. In these circumstances, the importance and relevance of LIC and other life insurers will only expand and their business will grow further,” he said further.
Their market share rose to 76.99 per cent on basis of number of policies and to 73.67 per cent based on first year premium as on July 31, 2016.