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Life Insurance Corporation Act, 1956

15. Right of Corporation to seek relief in respect of certain transactions of the insurer.-

1.      Where an insurer whose controlled business has been transferred to and vested in the Corporation under this Act has, at any time within five years before the 19th day of January, 1956.

a.      made any payment to any person without consideration;

b.     sold or disposed of any property of the insurer without consideration or for an inadequate consideration;

c.      acquired any property or rights for an excessive consideration:

d.     entered into or varied any agreement so as to require an excessive consideration to be paid or given by the insurer;

e.      entered into any other transaction of such an onerous nature as to cause a loss to, or impose a liability on, the insurer exceeding any benefit accruing to the insurer;

f.      if a composite insurer, transferred any property from his life department to his general department without consideration or for an inadequate consideration; and the payment, sale, disposal, acquisition, agreement or variation thereof or other transaction or transfer was not reasonably necessary for the purpose of the controlled business of the insurer or was made with an unreasonable lack of prudence on the part of the insurer, regard being had in either case to the circumstances at the time, the Corporation may apply for relief to the Tribunal in respect of such transaction, and all parties to the transaction shall, unless the Tribunal otherwise directs, be made parties to the application.


2.      The Tribunal may make such order against any of the parties to the application as it thinks just having regard to the extent to which those parties were respectively responsible for the transaction or benefited from it and all the circumstances of the case.

3.      Where an application is made to the Tribunal under this section is respect of any transaction and the application is determined in favour of the Corporation, the Tribunal shall have exclusive jurisdiction to determine any claims outstanding in respect of the transaction.

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