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1[42A. Prohibition of insurance business through principal agent, special agent and multilevel marketing.-

(1) No insurer shall, on or after the commencement of the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Act, 2015 (5 of 2015), appoint any principal agent, chief agent, and special agent and transact any insurance business in India through them.

(2) No person shall allow or offer to allow, either directly or indirectly, as an inducement to any person to take out or renew or continue an insurance policy through multilevel marketing scheme.

(3) The Authority may, through an officer authorised in this behalf, make a complaint to the appropriate police authorities against the entity or persons involved in the multilevel marketing scheme.

Explanation.-For the purpose of this section "multilevel marketing scheme" means any scheme or programme or arrangement or plan (by whatever name called) for the purpose of soliciting and procuring insurance business through persons not authorised for the said purpose with or without consideration of whole or part of commission or remuneration earned through such solicitation and procurement and includes enrolment of persons into a multilevel chain for the said purpose either directly or indirectly.]

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