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In second wave of reforms decisions within a month, the Union cabinet cleared FDI in pension sector while hiking the FDI limit in insurance to 49%
Unfazed by the uproar over decision on foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, the Union Cabinet on Thursday announced some big-ticket reforms like opening pension sector to foreign investment and raising FDI cap in insurance sector.
The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill seeks to open up the pension sector to FDI of up to 26% while the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill seeks to raise the FDI cap in insurance sector to 49% from 26% at present.
This is the second wave of reforms decisions to be undertaken by the government within a month. On September 13, the government had approved the decision of allowing 51% FDI in multi-brand retail, besides relaxing FDI norms for civil aviation and broadcasting sector.
The decision on FDI in retail triggered a major uproar, with some allies and opposition parties launching a massive attack on the government. Trinamool Congress even withdrew support to the government.