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    PLI RPLI Notes | PLI RPLI (Postal Life Insurance) Scheme | PLI RPLI PDF/PPT/Short Notes/Plans/Details/Complete Guide/Latest Bonus Rate

     Introduction On PLI (Postal Life Insurance) & RPLI (Rural Postal Life Insurance):

    Postal Life Insurance (PLI) was introduced on 1st February 1884. In the beginning, the upper limit of life insurance was only ₹ 4000/- which has now increased to ₹ 50 lacs (Rupees Fifty Lacs) It now covers employees of Central and State Governments, Central and State Public Sector Undertakings, Universities, Government aided Educational institutions, Nationalized Banks, Local bodies, autonomous bodies, joint ventures having a minimum of 10% Govt./PSU stake, credit cooperative societies, professional etc. PLI also extends the facility of insurance to the officers and staff of the Defence services and Paramilitary forces 

    Rural Postal Life Insurance (RPLI) effect from 24.3.1995, mainly because of the vast network of Post Offices in the rural areas and low cost of operations. The prime objective of the scheme is to provide insurance cover to the rural public in general and to benefit weaker sections and women workers of rural areas in particular and also to spread insurance awareness among the rural population and limit for RPLI is ₹ 20 lacs

    PLI offers the following six types of policies: 

    Whole Life Assurance (Suraksha) 

    Endowment Assurance (Santosh) 

    Convertible Whole Life Assurance (Suvidha) 

    Anticipated Endowment Assurance (Sumangal) 

    Joint Life Assurance (Yugal Suraksha) 

    Children Policy(Bal Jeevan Bima)

    RPLI offers the following six types of policies: 

    Whole Life Assurance (Gram Suraksha) 

    Endowment Assurance (Gram Santosh) 

    Convertible Whole Life Assurance (Gram Suvidha) 

    Anticipated Endowment Assurance (Gram Sumangal)

    10 Year RPLI (Gram Priya) 

    Children Policy (Bal Jeevan Bima)

    Whole Life Assurance (Suraksha) :

    This is a scheme where the assured amount with accrued bonus is payable to the insured either on attaining the age of 80 years, or to his/her legal representatives or assignees on death of the insured, whichever occurs earlier, provided the policy is in force on the date of claim. 

    •Minimum & Maximum age at entry: 19-55 years 

    •Minimum Sum Assured ₹ 20,000; Maximum ₹ 50 lac 

    •Loan facility after 4 years 

    •Surrender after 3 years 

    •Not eligible for bonus if surrendered before 5 years 

    •Can be converted into Endowment Assurance Policy upto 59 years of age of the insurant provided the date of conversion does not fall within one year of the date of cessation of premium payment or date of maturity. 

    •Premium paying age can be opted for as 55,58 or 60 years 

    •Proportionate bonus on reduced sum assured is paid if policy is surrendered

     •Last declared Bonus- ₹ 76/- per ₹ 1000 sum assured per year

    Endowment Assurance (Santosh) 

    Under this scheme the proponent is given an assurance to the extent of the sum assured and accrued bonus till he/she attains the pre- determined age of maturity i.e 35,40,45,50,55,58 & 60 years of age. 

    •In case of death of insurant, assignee, nominee or legal heir is paid full amount of sum assured with accrued bonus 

    •Minimum & maximum age at entry: 19-55 years 

    •Minimum sum assured ₹ 20,000; Maximum ₹ 50 lac 

    •Loan facility after 3 years •Surrender after 3 years 

    •Not eligible for bonus if surrendered before completion of 5 years

    •Proportionate bonus on reduced sum assured is paid if policy is surrendered after 5 years 

    •Last declared Bonus – ₹ 52/- per ₹ 1000 sum assured per year

    Convertible Whole Life Assurance (Suvidha) 

    Whole Life Assurance Policy with the added feature of an option to convert to Endowment Assurance Policy at the end of five years. 

    •Assurance to the extent of sum assured with accrued bonus till attainment of maturity age 

    •In case of death, assignee, nominee or legal heir paid full amount of sum assured with accrued bonus 

    •Minimum age & Maximum age at entry: 19-50 years 

    •Can be converted into Endowment Assurance after 5 years not later than 6 years of taking policy. If not converted, policy will be treated as Whole Life Assurance 

    •Minimum sum assured ₹ 20,000; Maximum ₹ 50 lac 

    •Loan facility after 4 years •Surrender after 3 years 

    •Not eligible for bonus if surrendered before completion of 5 years 

    •Last declared Bonus- ₹ 76/- per ₹ 1000 per year (for WLA policy if not converted to Endowment Assurance) 

    •On conversion, bonus of Endowment Assurance will be payable.

    Anticipated EndowmentAssurance (Sumangal) :

    It is a Money Back Policy with maximum sum assured of ₹ 50 lacs, best suited to those who need periodical returns. Survival benefits are paid to the insurant periodically. Such payments will not be taken into consideration in the event of unexpected death of the insurant. In such cases, full sum assured with accrued bonus is payable to the assignee, nominee of legal heir. 

    •Policy term: 15 years and 20 years 

    •Minimum age 19 years; maximum age at entry 40 years for 20 years’ term policy & 45 years for 15 years’ term policy

     •Survival benefits paid periodically as under: - 

    •15 years Policy- 20% each on completion of 6 years, 9 years & 12 years and 40% with accrued bonus on maturity 

    •20 years Policy- 20% each on completion of 8 years, 12 years & 16 years and 40% with accrued bonus on maturity 

    •Last declared bonus -₹ 48/- per ₹ 1000 sum assured per year

    Joint Life Assurance (Yugal Suraksha) 

    It is a Joint Life Endowment Assurance in which one of the spouses should be eligible for PLI policies. 

    •Life cover to both spouses to the extent of sum assured with accrued bonus with a single premium 

    •Minimum sum assured ₹ 20,000; Maximum ₹ 50 lac 

    •Minimum age & Maximum age at entry of spouses: 21-45 years 

    •Maximum Age of the elder policy holder should not be more than 45 years & the couple should be between 21 years to 45 years 

    •Minimum term of policy 5 years and maximum 20 years 

    •Loan facility after 3 years •Surrender after 3 years 

    •Not eligible for bonus if surrendered before completion of 5 years

    •Proportionate bonus on reduced sum assured is paid if policy is surrendered

    •Death benefits are paid to either of the survivors in the event of death of spouse or main policy holder 

    •Last declared Bonus- ₹ 52/- per ₹ 1000 sum assured per year

    Children Policy (Bal Jeevan Bima) 

    The salient features of this scheme are as under: 

    •The scheme provides life insurance cover to children of policy holders. •Maximum two children of policy holder (parent) are eligible 

    •Children between 5- 20 years of age are eligible 

    •Maximum sum assured ₹ 3 lac or equal to the sum assured of the parent, whichever is less 

    •Policy holder (parent) should not be over 45 years of age. 

    •No premium to be paid on the Children Policy, on the death of policy holder (parent). Full sum assured and bonus accrued shall be paid on completion of term 

    •Policy holder (parent) shall be responsible for payment of Children policy 

    •No loan admissible 

    •Has facility for making it paid up, provided premiums are paid continuously for 5 years •Surrender facility is not available 

    •No medical examination of child necessary. However, child should be healthy and risk shall start from day of acceptance of proposal 

    •Attract the rate of bonus applicable for Endowment policy (Santosh) i.e. last bonus rate is ₹ 52/- per ₹ 1000 sum assured per year. 

    Features of RPLI:

    Whole Life Assurance (Gram Suraksha)    

    This is a scheme where the assured amount with accrued bonus is payable to the insured either on attaining the age of 80 years, or to his/her legal representatives or assignees on death of the insured, whichever occurs earlier, provided the policy is in force on the date of claim. 

    •Minimum & Maximum age at entry: 19-55 years 

    •Minimum Sum Assured ₹ 10,000; Maximum ₹ 10 lac 

    •Loan facility after 4 years 

    •Surrender after 3 years 

    •Not eligible for bonus if surrendered before 5 years 

    •Can be converted into Endowment Assurance Policy upto 59 years of age of the insurant provided the date of conversion does not fall within one year of the date of cessation of premium payment or date of maturity. 

    •Premium paying age can be opted for as 55,58 or 60 years 

    •Proportionate bonus on reduced sum assured is paid if policy is surrendered

     •Last declared Bonus- ₹ 60/- per ₹ 1000 sum assured per year

    Endowment Assurance (Gram Santosh)

    Under this scheme the proponent is given an assurance to the extent of the sum assured and accrued bonus till he/she attains the pre- determined age of maturity i.e 35,40,45,50,55,58 & 60 years of age. 

    •In case of death of insurant, assignee, nominee or legal heir is paid full amount of sum assured with accrued bonus 

    •Minimum & maximum age at entry: 19-55 years 

    •Minimum sum assured ₹ 10,000; Maximum ₹ 10 lac 

    •Loan facility after 3 years •Surrender after 3 years 

    •Not eligible for bonus if surrendered before completion of 5 years

    •Proportionate bonus on reduced sum assured is paid if policy is surrendered after 5 years 

    •Last declared Bonus – ₹ 48/- per ₹ 1000 sum assured per year

    Convertible Whole Life Assurance (Gram Suvidha)

    A Whole Life Assurance Policy with the added feature of an option to convert to Endowment Assurance Policy at the end of five years of taking policy. •Assurance to the extent of sum assured with accrued bonus till attainment of maturity age 

    •In case of death, assignee, nominee or legal heir paid full amount of sum assured with accrued bonus 

    •Minimum age & Maximum age at entry: 19-45 years 

    •Can be converted into Endowment Assurance after 5 years not later than 6 years of taking policy. If not converted, policy will be treated as Whole Life Assurance 

    •Minimum sum assured ₹ 10,000; Maximum ₹ 10 lac 

    •Loan facility after 4 years 

    •Surrender after 3 years 

    •Not eligible for bonus if surrendered before completion of 5 years 

    •Last declared Bonus- ₹ 60/- per ₹ 1000 per year (for WLA policy if not converted to Endowment Assurance) 

    •On conversion, bonus of Endowment Assurance will be payable

    Anticipated Endowment Assurance (Gram Sumangal) 

    It is a Money Back Policy with maximum sum assured of ₹ 10 lacs, best suited to those who need periodical returns. Survival benefits are paid to the insurant periodically. Such payments will not be taken into consideration in the event of unexpected death of the insurant. In such cases, full sum assured with accrued bonus is payable to the assignee, nominee of legal heir. 

    •Policy term: 15 years and 20 years 

    •Minimum age 19 years; maximum age at entry 40 years for 20 years’ term policy & 45 years for 15 years’ term policy 

    •Survival benefits paid periodically as under: - 

    •15 years Policy- 20% each on completion of 6 years, 9 years & 12 years and 40% with accrued bonus on maturity 

    •20 years Policy- 20% each on completion of 8 years, 12 years & 16 years and 40% with accrued bonus on maturity •Last declared bonus -₹ 45/- per ₹ 1000 sum assured per year

    10 Years Rural PLI (Gram Priya) 

    It is a short term money back scheme for Rural populace only 

    •Insurant is given life cover to the extent of Sum Assured for 10 years.

    •Survival benefits are paid after 4 years- 20% after 7 years20%, and after 10 years – 60% with accrued bonus 

    •Minimum & maximum age at entry 20 – 45 years 

    •Minimum sum assured ₹ 10,000, maximum 10 lacs 

    •No interest is charged upto one year as arrears of premia in case of natural calamities like flood, drought, earthquake, cyclone etc. 

    •Last declared bonus ₹ 45/- per ₹ 1000/- sum assured per year

    Children Policy (Bal Jeevan Bima)

    The salient features of this scheme are as under: 

    •The scheme provides life insurance cover to children of policy holders •Maximum two children of policy holder (parent) are eligible 

    •Children between 5- 20 years of age are eligible 

    •Maximum sum assured ₹ 3 lac or equal to the sum assured of the parent, whichever is less 

    •Policy holder (parent) should not be over 45 years of age. 

    •No premium to be paid on the Children Policy, on the death of policy holder (parent). Full sum assured and bonus accrued shall be paid on completion of term 

    •Policy holder (parent) shall be responsible for payment of Children policy •No loan admissible 

    •Has facility for making it paid up, provided premiums are paid continuously for 5 years 

    •Surrender facility is not available 

    •No medical examination of child necessary. However, child should be healthy and risk shall start from day of acceptance of proposal 

    •Attract the rate of bonus applicable for Endowment policy (Santosh) i.e. last bonus rate is ₹ 48/- per ₹ 1000 sum assured per year. 



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