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With 1,54,939 branches across the country, India Post has presence in the most remote areas of  the country, offering a wide range of products and essential services, providing life cover is part of this mix of services provided by the Department.

Postal Life Insurance (PLI) was introduced on 1st February, 1884.  It started as a welfare scheme for the benefit of postal employees and was later extended to the employees of the Telegraph Department in 1888.  In 1894, PLI extended insurance cover to female employees of the erstwhile P & T Department at a time when no other insurance company covered female lives.  It is the oldest life insurer in this country.

Page Last Updated On : 08-03-2019