Reasons for difference in claim amounts sought from the Life Corporation of India
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Life Corporation of India (LIC) seeking the reasons recorded on file for the difference in claim amounts to the insured for eye cataract surgery between A class and B class cities especially when the insured in both the cities were required to pay identical premium for health insurance coverage. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided point wise information to the appellant.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC) the PIO submitted that the subject matter of the RTI application was taken up with the insurance provider and it had been agreed by the New India Assurance Company that this policy condition of the insurance provider would be changed in the next renewal. The changed policy condition providing parity of insurance claim to residents of various classes of cities would not be with retrospective effect.
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The Commission directed the PIO to provide file nothings and complete correspondence and between the LIC of India and the Insurer at the time of accepting the insurance cover for the employees of the Corporation. The PIO also directed to provide information pertaining to action taken on appellant's letter.
Citation: Mr. Guru Prasad Nawani v. LIC of India in Appeal: No. CIC/DS/A/2012/001275
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1095
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