India’s cabinet clears proposals on insurance, pension

Indian Cabinet ReformsNew Delhi: India’s federal cabinet Thursday cleared the proposals to amend the¬†legislation¬†governing insurance industry to hike foreign equity from 26 percent to 49 percent and on pension to allow up to 26 percent stake to overseas investors.

A meeting of the cabinet, presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, also gave its nod for some crucial changes in the Companies Act in what is being called another major push to economic reforms in less than a month.

All these proposals, however, need parliament’s approval to take effect.

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