People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 41

October 14, 2012




CPI(M) Opposes FDI In Pension, Insurance


The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following statement on October 5, 2012.


THE UPA government has decided to raise the cap for foreign direction investment in the insurance sector from the current 26 per cent to 49 per cent. The cabinet has also decided to allow 49 per cent FDI in pension funds. These measures announced by the union cabinet will make Indiaís finance sector more vulnerable to speculative finance capital.


The decision to allow FDI in pension funds will jeopardise the savings of millions of employees in the country.


The Polit Bureau appeals to the people to oppose these anti-people measures. The Polit Bureau also appeals to political parties to defeat these measures when they are brought before parliament.