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Irdai wants insurers at par with banks on legal recourse for surety bonds

The finance minister in her Budget speech this year had said that surety bonds can be used as a substitute for bank guarantees for government procurement


A surety bond is a three-party contract by which one party (the surety) guarantees the performance or obligations of a second party (the principal) to a third party (the obligee)

Subrata Panda Mumbai
The insurance regulatory and development authority of India (Irdai) has taken up the issue of insurers being treated at par with banks when it comes to recovery recourse available to them for the surety bond business and the government has reacted positively to the concerns of the industry, said TL Almelu, member, Non-Life, Irdai.

Speaking at a seminar organised by National Insurance Academy, Alamelu said, “Recently we had come with surety bond guidelines for which there is huge demand. However, we do understand the concerns raised by the insurers that they should have a recourse to recovery on

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First Published: Feb 24 2022 | 1:04 PM IST

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