HIGHLIGHTS OF CABINET MEETING – FRIDAY 03 FEBRUARY 2023

by | Feb 4, 2023 | Edito, Politique

HIGHLIGHTS OF CABINET MEETING – FRIDAY 03 FEBRUARY 2023

The Cabinet met today under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, the Hon. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. The highlights of the deliberations are as follows:

  1. Cabinet has agreed to Regulations being made to repeal and replace the current Newspapers and Periodicals Employees (Remuneration) Regulations by the Media Employees (Remuneration) Regulations, which provide for the review of wages and conditions of employment in that sector. The Newspapers and Periodicals Employees (Remuneration) Regulations were last reviewed in 2001.
  2. Cabinet has taken note that in the latest edition of the Economist Intelligence Unit‟s Democracy Index, published in January 2023, out of 165 independent states, Mauritius was ranked among the only 24 countries in the world considered as “full democracy” and is the sole State to be classified as such in Africa.
  3. Cabinet has taken note that the Education (Amendment) Regulations 2023 would be promulgated to provide for the award of the Sir Anerood Jugnauth National Scholarships to the first ranked boy and the first ranked girl on the Economics side at the Cambridge Higher School Certificate (HSC) Examinations.
  4. Cabinet has agreed to the signing of two Addenda to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology and the Educational Consultants of India Ltd for the implementation of Phase IV (Grade 5) and Phase V (Grade 6) of the Early Digital Learning Programme project. Each Addendum provides for the supply and commissioning of tablets and related devices. Provision has, inter alia, been made for the supply of the system software and the hosting of a Classroom Management Software on a cloud server.
  5. Cabinet has taken note of the impact of the recent torrential rainfall in Mauritius on the agricultural sector and the assessment carried out to determine the extent of losses caused to plantations and livestock. The Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute and the Small Farmers Welfare Fund were closely monitoring the situation and continuing their assessment. With respect to sugarcane, the Mauritius Cane Industry Authority had informed that there is no significant damage to sugarcane plants. Cabinet has also taken note of the arrangements being made by the Agricultural Marketing Board for the supply of vegetables, coconuts and lemons for the forthcoming Thaipoosam Cavadee and Maha Shivaratree festivals.

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