– 03 JULY 2020
1. Cabinet has agreed to the introduction
of the Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020 into the National
object of the Bill is to provide for the implementation of measures announced
in the Budget Speech 2020-2021 and for matters connected, consequential or
has taken note that the Minister of Information Technology, Communication and
Innovation would promulgate
the Data Protection (Fees) Regulations 2020. The new Regulations provide for a revised
structure for the levying of fees for the registration/ renewal of registration
certificates of controllers and processors on a three-year validity
period. With a view to facilitating
business and alleviating the burden on small and medium enterprises, the amount
of fees payable has been reduced compared to the amounts that companies had to
pay annually under the former Regulations.
3. Cabinet has agreed to the Ministry of
Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology signing an Agreement with
the Roman Catholic Diocese of Port Louis to provide for the renewal of the
grant formula for financial years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 for the
financing of 46 private-aided primary schools of the Roman Catholic Education
Authority (RCEA). The Agreement spells out the various components for which grants
are paid by the Ministry for the financing of the RCEA schools.
has taken note of the list of Public Holidays for the Year 2021 which is as
New Year Friday
New Year Saturday
Thaipoosam Cavadee Thursday
Abolition of Slavery Monday
Chinese Spring Festival Friday 12
Maha Shivaratree Thursday
Independence and Republic Day Friday 12 March
Labour Day Saturday
Ganesh Chaturthi Saturday
All Saints Day Monday
Arrival of Indentured Labourers Tuesday 02 November
** The exact date of this festival
is subject to confirmation as its celebration depends on the visibility of the
5. Cabinet has taken note that the
Mauritius Turf Club (MTC) would reopen race meetings to the public as from 11
July 2020, under strict sanitary measures.
There would be no restriction of access to Champ de Mars on horse race days and betting activities would
return to normal. However, the wearing
of face masks would still be applicable and the MTC would ensure strict
compliance thereto in collaboration with the Police.
has agreed to amendments being made to the Consumer Protection (Scrap Metal)
Regulations 2019 so as to ban the export of scrap copper.
has taken note that following abusive practices by unscrupulous traders during
the curfew period, some commodities were put under price control. In the light of feedback received after the
lifting of the curfew, Cabinet has taken note that the number of cases of
abusive prices has decreased and the Minister of Commerce and Consumer
Protection would remove butter,
spreads and margarine, breakfast cereals, processed cheese, pasta, pulses, and
baby and adult diapers from price control.
has taken note of the introduction of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) through
the Management Information System operated by the Ministry of Public Service,
Administrative and Institutional Reforms to support the Public Sector Business
Transformation Strategy. The KPIs for Financial Year 2020/2021 for Ministries
and Departments are as follows –
procurement - a KPI for 100% adoption of the e-procurement platform of the
Public Procurement Office by Ministries/ Departments;
Risk Assessment - a KPI for two
Corruption Risk Assessments to be conducted per year by Ministries/Departments;
Budget - a KPI for the utilisation
of 90% of the Training Budget allocated to Ministries/Departments.
implementation of the above-mentioned KPIs by Ministries/Departments would be
closely monitored by the Public Sector Business Transformation Bureau of the Ministry
of Public Service, Administrative and Institutional Reforms.
9. Cabinet has taken note of
the names to be used in the south-west Indian Ocean for
storms and cyclones during the 2020-2021 cyclone season.
10. Cabinet has taken note of the reconstitution of the Board of
Directors of the National Empowerment Foundation with Dr Mohamud Raffick
Sorefan as the Chairperson.
11. Cabinet has taken note that the Committee of Ambassadors of
the Organisation of African, Carribean and Pacific States (OACPS) has appointed
Mr Ashvin Jain Gokhool to the Board of Directors of the Endowment and Trust
Fund (ETF) of the OACPS. The ETF would
enable the OACPS to access diverse sources for funding and reduce its financial
dependence on the European Union.