CABINET DECISIONS – 19 JUNE 2020
has agreed to the introduction of the Anti-Money Laundering and Combatting the
Financing of Terrorism (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020 into the National
Assembly. The object of the Bill is to
bring further fundamental reforms in the financial services sector, thereby
ensuring closer compliance with recommended international best practices and
norms of the Financial Action Task Force. Accordingly, various enactments are
being amended with a view to reinforcing the existing legal provisions to
further combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism, and to provide
for matters related thereto.
has taken note that the Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development
would promulgate the Statutory Bodies (Accounts and Audit) (Extension of Time
during COVID-19 Period) Regulations 2020. The object of the Regulations is to
prescribe a new deadline, as provided in the COVID-19 (Miscellaneous
Provisions) Act, for the submission of annual report and audit report by the
auditor to the Board of a statutory body given that the submission date, i.e.
30 April 2020, was during the COVID-19 period.
has taken note of the arrangements made by the Ministry of Social Integration,
Social Security and National Solidarity, in collaboration with the Ministry of
Gender Equality and Family Welfare, for the opening and manning of the Evacuee
Centres in the event of natural calamities such as
cyclones, torrential rain and flooding.
has taken note of the status of the implementation of the Work-from-Home Scheme
across the Public Service and additional measures envisaged to promote its
has agreed to the submission of the fourth State of Conservation
(SOC) Report for Le Morne Cultural Landscape World Heritage Property to the
UNESCO World Heritage Centre. The
purpose of the SOC report is to, inter alia, –
how the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the World Heritage Property is
being maintained and enhanced;
information on the factors affecting the OUV of the Property, including threats
if any, to its Authenticity and/or Integrity; and
conservation measures as well as practical actions taken by the State Party to
improve the state of conservation of the Property.
SOC reports are examined at the annual meeting of the World Heritage Committee
which is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention.
has taken note of the activities to be organised by the Ministry of Health and
Wellness to mark the International Day of Yoga 2020, observed on 21 June,
the Ministry, in
collaboration with the High Commission of India, would
launch the International Day of Yoga 2020 on 22 June 2020;
various activities would be
organised to sensitise the general public on the benefits of
yoga and its contribution in building a healthier society including -
yoga demonstrations in around
100 health clubs/centres;
awareness raising on the
practice of yoga during screening programmes for Non-Communicable Diseases at
worksites and in the community; and
radio and live TV interventions
by health professionals.
theme chosen for this year’s commemoration is “Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family”.
has taken note of the programme being organised by the Ministry of Arts and
Cultural Heritage to mark the celebration of Music Day on 21 June, to create a
global atmosphere of music and a platform for bringing together artists from
various musical genres. The theme of the
celebration this year would be “Linite
dan la mizik”. A unique concert
behind closed doors would be held at the Swami Vivekananda International
Convention Centre, Pailles on 21 June 2020 with the participation of 150
artists from different musical styles.
The musical concert of two hours duration would be recorded and live
streamed on social media so as to reach maximum audience.
8. Cabinet has taken note of the reconstitution of the Private
Secondary Education Board with Mr Jean Jocelin Niven as Chairperson.
has taken note of the reconstitution of the Board
of the Beach Authority, with Mr Daniel Eric
Clive Laurent as Chairperson.
10. Cabinet has taken note of the reconstitution of the Mauritius
Research and Innovation Council with Dr Kaviraj Sharma Sukon as Chairperson.