Role & Objectives of Insurance Repositories:
“Insurance Repository” means a company formed and registered under the Companies Act, 1956 and which has been granted a certificate of registration by Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) for maintaining data of insurance policies in electronic form on behalf of Insurers.
To implement the Insurance Repository System, IRDA has granted Certificate of Registration to the following five entities to act as Insurance

• NSDL Database Management Limited
Central Insurance Repository Limited
• SHCIL Projects Limited
Karvy Insurance Repository Limited
CAMS Repository Services Limited

A policy holder can buy and keep all the policies under an electronic Insurance Account (eIA) with any one of the Insurance Repository of his/her choice. The existing policies in physical mode too can be dematerialized and held in the eIA. The access to all the policies is then available at a click of a button. The Insurance Repository System not only provides policyholders a facility to keep insurance policies in electronic form but also enables them to undertake changes, modifications and revisions in the insurance policies with speed and accuracy. In addition, the Repository acts as a ‘single stop shop’ for policy servicing.