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The Insurance Act, 1938

( ACT NO. IV Of 1938 )

Provisions relating to collection of premiums
1[3C. (1) Every insurer shall declare to the Chief Controller of Insurance the total amount of premiums including agents' balances in respect of fire, marine and miscellaneous insurance business outstanding on the first day of February, 1958, and shall recover the same within such time as may be allowed and comply with such directions as may be given, by the Chief Controller.
 
 
 
 
(2) Every insurance agent and every employer of agents shall, within such time as may be allowed to him by the Chief Controller of Insurance, pay to the insurer for whom he has been acting as an insurance agent or employer of agents, all amounts due to the insurer on account of the premiums in respect of general insurance business received by him on behalf of the insurer and outstanding against him as on the first day of February, 1958.
 
 
(3) No insurer shall write off any premium in respect of general insurance business which was outstanding on the first day of February, 1958, without the prior approval of the Chief Controller of Insurance.
 
 
 
 
(4) No insurer shall assume in Bangladesh any risk in respect of general insurance business unless and until the premium payable or such part thereof as may be prescribed, has been received by him or has been guaranteed to be paid by such person in such manner and within such time as may be prescribed.
 
 
 
 
(5) Any refund of premium which may become due to the insured on account of the cancellation of a policy of general insurance or alteration in its terms and conditions shall be paid directly to the insured by a crossed or order cheque or by money-order and a proper receipt shall be obtained from the insured, and such refund shall in no case be credited to the account of the agent.

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    Sections 3C and 3D were inserted by section 7 of the Insurance (Amendment) Act, 1958 (Act No. XXVII of 1958).
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