Axis Bank was the first of the new private banks to have begun operations in 1994, after the Government of India allowed new private banks to be established. The Bank was promoted jointly by the Administrator of the specified undertaking of the Unit Trust of India , Life Insurance Corporation of India and General Insurance Corporation of India and other four PSU insurance companies, i.e. National Insurance Company Ltd. The New India Assurance Company Ltd., The Oriental Insurance Company Ltd. and United India Insurance Company Ltd.
The Bank as on 30th September, 2011 is capitalized to the extent of Rs. 412.32 crores with the public holding (other than promoters and GDRs) at 52.07%.
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