What We Do

What we do 


Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), is a statutory body formed under an Act of Parliament, i.e., Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 1999 (IRDA Act, 1999) for overall supervision and development of the Insurance sector in India. 

The powers and functions of the Authority are laid down in the IRDA Act, 1999 and Insurance Act, 1938. The Insurance Act, 1938 is the principal Act governing the Insurance sector in India. It provides the powers to IRDAI to frame regulations which lay down the regulatory framework for supervision of the entities operating in the Insurance sector. Section 14 of the IRDA Act,1999 specifies the Duties, Powers and Functions of the Authority.  (Click here)  

The key objectives of the IRDAI include protecting the interest of policyholders, speedy and orderly growth of insurance industry, speedy settlement of genuine claims, effective grievance redressal mechanism, promoting fairness, transparency and orderly conduct in financial markets dealing with insurance, prudential regulation while ensuring the financial security of the Insurance market. 

Mission Statement of IRDAI