AMALGAMATION AND TRANSFER OF INSURANCE BUSINESS
Amalgamation and transfer of Insurance business35. (1) No life insurance business of an insurer specified in sub-clause (a) (ii) or sub-clause (b) of clause (9) of section 2 shall be transferred to any person or transferred to or amalgamated with the life insurance business of any other insurer except in accordance with a scheme prepared under this section and sanctioned by the Court having jurisdiction over one or other of the parties concerned.
(2) Any scheme prepared under this section shall set out the agreement under which the transfer or amalgamation is proposed to be effected, and shall contain such further provisions as may be necessary for giving effect to the scheme.
(3) Before an application is made to the Court to sanction any such scheme, notice of the intention to make the application together with a statement of the nature of the amalgamation or transfer, as the case may be and of the reason therefore shall, at least two months before the application is made, be sent to the Government, and certified copies, four in number, of each of the following documents shall be furnished to the Government, and other such copies shall during the two months aforesaid be kept open for the inspection of the members and policy-holders at the principal and branch offices and chief agencies of the insurers concerned, namely:-
(a) a draft of the agreement or deed under which it is proposed to effect the amalgamation or transfer;
(b) balance-sheets in respect of the insurance business of each of the insurers concerned in such amalgamation or transfer, prepared in the Form set forth in part II of the First Schedule and in accordance with the regulations contained in Part I of that Schedule;
(c) actuarial reports and abstracts in respect of the life insurance business of each of the insurers so concerned, prepared in conformity with the requirements of Part II of the Fourth and Fifth Schedules and in accordance with the regulations contained in Part I of the Schedule concerned;
(d) a report on the proposed amalgamation or transfer prepared by an independent actuary who has never been professionally connected with any of the parties concerned in the amalgamation or transfer at any time in the five years preceding the date on which he signs his report;
(e) any other reports on which the scheme of amalgamation or transfer was founded.
The balance-sheets, reports and abstracts referred to in clauses (b), (c) and (d) shall all be prepared as at the date at which the amalgamation or transfer if sanctioned by the Court is to take effect, which date shall not be more than twelve months before the date on which the application to the Court is made under this section:
Provided that if the Government so directs in the case of any particular insurer there may be substituted respectively for the balance-sheet, report and abstract referred to in clauses (b) and (c) prepared in accordance with this sub-section certified copies of the last balance-sheet and last report and abstract prepared in accordance with sections 11 and 13 if that balance-sheet is prepared as at a date not more than twelve months, and that report and abstract as at a date not more than five years before the date on which the application to the Court is made under this section.
Sanction of amalgamation and transfer by Court
- When any application such as is referred to in sub-section (3) of section 35 is made to the Court, the Court shall cause, if for special reasons it so directs, notice of the application to be sent to every person resident in Bangladesh 53[* * *] who is the holder of a life policy of any insurer concerned and shall cause a statement of the nature and terms of the amalgamation or transfer, as the case may be, to be published in such manner and for such period as it may direct, and after hearing the directors and such policy-holders as apply to be heard and any other persons whom it considers entitled to be heard, may sanction the arrangement, if it is satisfied that no Sanction of amalgamation and transfer by Court
sufficient objection to the arrangement has been established and shall make such consequential orders as are necessary to give effect to the arrangement, including orders as to the disposal of any deposit made under section 7 or section 98:
(a) no part of the deposit made by any party to the amalgamation or transfer shall be returned except where, after effect is given to the arrangement, the whole of the deposit to be made by the insurer carrying on the amalgamated business or the person to whom the business is transferred is completed,
(b) only so much shall be returned as is no longer required to complete the deposit last mentioned in clause (a), and
(c) while the deposit last mentioned in clause (a) remains incompleted, no accession, resulting from the arrangement, to the amount already deposited by the insurer carrying on the amalgamated business or the person to whom the business is transferred shall be appropriated as payment or part payment of any instalment of deposit subsequently due from him under section 7 or section 98.
Statements required after amalgamation and transfer37. Where an amalgamation takes place between any two or more insurers, or where any business of an insurer is transferred whether in accordance with a scheme confirmed by the Court or otherwise, the insurer carrying on the amalgamated business or the person to whom the business is transferred as the case may be, shall, within three months from the date of the completion of the amalgamation or transfer, furnish in duplicate to the Government-
(a) a certified copy of the scheme, agreement or deed under which the amalgamation or transfer has been effected, and
(b) a declaration signed by every party concerned or in the case of a company by the chairman and the principal officer that to the best of their belief every payment made or to be made to any person whatsoever on account of the amalgamation or transfer is therein fully set forth and that no other payments beyond those set
forth have been made or are to be made either in money, policies, bonds, valuable securities or other property by or with the knowledge of any parties to the amalgamation or transfer, and
(c) where the amalgamation or transfer has not been made in accordance with a scheme sanctioned by the Court under section 36-
(i) balance-sheets in respect of the insurance business of each of the insurers concerned in such amalgamation or transfer, prepared in the Form set forth in Part II of the First Schedule and in accordance with the regulations contained in Part I of that Schedule, and
(ii) certified copies of any other reports on which the scheme of amalgamation or transfer was founded.