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The Insurance Act, 1938

( ACT NO. IV Of 1938 )

Restriction on name of provident society
1[73A. (1) A provident society shall not be registered by a name identical with that by which an insurer or another provident society in existence is already registered, or so nearly resembling that name as to be calculated to deceive, except when the provident society in existence is in the course of being dissolved and signifies its consent, or the insurer in existence signifies his consent, to the Chief Controller of Insurance.
 
 
(2) If a provident society, through inadvertence or otherwise, is without such consent as aforesaid registered by a name identical with that by which an insurer or another provident society already in existence is registered, or so nearly resembling it as to be calculated to deceive, the first-mentioned society shall, if called upon to do so by the Chief Controller of Insurance on the application of the insurer or the second-mentioned society, change its name within a time to be fixed by the Chief Controller of Insurance:
 
 
 
 
Provided that nothing in this section shall apply to any provident society carrying on business before the commencement of the Insurance (Amendment) Act, 1946.]

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    Section 73A was inserted by section 32 of the Insurance (Amendment) Act, 1946 (Act No. VI of 1946)
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