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Outer Islands Development Corporation


56.1 The Outer Islands Development Corporation (OIDC), established under Act No. 41 of 1982, operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Rodrigues and Outer Islands, which portfolio is held by the Prime Minister. It is responsible for the management and development of the Islands of Agalega and St. Brandon.
 
56.2 The Chief Executive of the Corporation is the General Manager who is responsible for the execution of the policy of the Board and for the control and management of the day-to-day business of the Corporation.
 
56.3 The Outer Islands Development Corporation also advises the Minister on the development of such activities as may lead to a more economic exploitation of the Outer Islands and the grant or determination of leases over the Outer Islands on such terms and conditions as shall warrant their optimum use.
 
Agalega
56.4 Agalega, situated at 1000 km North of Mauritius comprises two islands with a total area of 2600 hectares and is mainly covered with coconut plantations. Its population is around 300. The head of the administration at Agalega is the Resident Manager.
 
St Brandon Islands
56.5 St Brandon Group of Islands (Cargados Carajos) constitutes 28 islets lying about 400 km to the North East of Mauritius. The total area of the islets is about 500 acres. These islets are spread over an area of approximately 1000 km. The Archipelago supports several valuable fishery stocks and a diversity of marine fauna and flora. There is no permanent population on St. Brandon but only fishermen working on a temporary basis.
 
56.6 The organisation structure of the Corporation comprises the following sections: Administration, Project Management, Finance, and Marketing. As the socio-economic activities in Agalega and St Brandon Islands are increasing, we are making provision for the grades of Social Worker and Fisheries Officer and restyling certain grades to enable the organisation to operate more effectively.
 
Social Worker (New Grade)
56.7 At present, an officer employed on contract, is providing assistance to students from Agalega pursuing studies in Mauritius. He is required, among others, to look after accommodation facilities, school admissions for the students; ensure that they are provided with healthy recreational facilities for their proper upbringing and integration in the society; establish links with the Heads of schools to address problems that may impede the education and adaptation of the Agalean students and provide any practical assistance.
 
56.8 As these duties and responsibilities would necessitate an officer on a full-time basis, we are, therefore, providing for the grade of Social Worker on the establishment of the organisation.
 
Recommendation 1
56.9 We recommend the creation of a grade of Social Worker to be filled on the expiry of the contract appointment of the Social Worker presently serving the organisation. Appointment thereto should be made by selection from among candidates possessing a Cambridge School Certificate with credit in at least five subjects including English Language, French and Mathematics; a Cambridge Higher School Certificate with passes in at least two subjects together with a Diploma in Social Work or its equivalent from a recognised institution. Candidates should reckon at least two years’ experience in Social Work.
 
56.10 Incumbent would be required to, inter alia, maintain permanent contact with all students from Agalega studying in Mauritius; implement schemes for their welfare and studies; monitor the allocation of school materials/stipends to students and their guardians; and work closely with appropriate authorities and organisations for the implementation of activities regarding education, sports, culture and their integration in society.
Fisheries Officer (New Grade)
56.11 With the growing need to foster fisheries development of the Outer Islands, it is imperative to ensure that related activities are properly carried out within the boundaries of the islands. Implementation of projects relating to fisheries management, marine resources and marine conservation need to be carried out under appropriate technical guidance. To this effect, we are providing for an appropriate level.
 
Recommendation 2
56.12 We recommend the creation of a grade of Fisheries Officer. Appointment thereto should be made by selection from among candidates possessing a post ‘A’ Level Diploma in one of the following
fields: Aquaculture/Biology/Fish Technology/Fisheries Science/Marine Biology/Biological/Oceanography/Botany/Microbiology/Natural Resources/ Zoology or any fishing related discipline.
 
56.13 Incumbent would be required to, inter alia, be responsible for the marine activities around Agalega; train employees in the techniques relating to fishing and processing activities; advise the corporation on activities that would lead to the exploitation of marine produce and perform duties related to fisheries management, fishing technology, aquaculture research and extension.
 
Inducement Allowance
56.14 An inducement allowance equivalent to 50% of monthly salary is presently being paid to Mauritian officers posted to Agalega islands on a contract basis. We are maintaining this provision.
 
Recommendation 3
56.15 We recommend that the inducement allowance equivalent to 50% of the monthly salary presently paid to officers on contract posted to Agalega Islands to serve for a period of not less than six months, be maintained.
56. OUTER ISLANDS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
SALARY SCHEDULE
OIC 1 : Rs 8000 x 200 – 10200 x 250 – 11700 x 300 – 12600
Office Attendant
OIC 2 : Rs 8600 x 200 – 10200 x 250 – 11700 x 300 – 13800 x 400 – 14600
Office Attendant/Driver
OIC 3 : Rs 11700 x 300 – 13800 x 400 – 15000
Head Office Attendant
OIC 4 : Rs 8400 x 200 – 10200 x 250 – 11700 x 300 – 13800 x 400 – 15000 x 500 – 16000
Telephone Operator/Receptionist
OIC 5 : Rs 8600 x 200 – 10200 x 250 – 11700 x 300 – 13800 x 400 – 15000 x 500 – 16000 x 600 – 17200
Clerk Assistant
OIC 6 : Rs 9400 x 200 – 10200 x 250 – 11700 x 300 – 13800 x 400 – 15000 x 500 – 16000 x 600 – 18400
Assistant Stores Officer (Personal)
OIC 7 : Rs 9400 x 200 – 10200 x 250 – 11700 x 300 – 13800 x 400 – 15000 x 500 – 16000 x 600 – 19000
Purchasing and Marketing Assistant

56. OUTER ISLANDS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (Contd.)
OIC 8 : Rs 9600 x 200 – 10200 x 250 – 11700 x 300 – 13800 x 400 – 15000 x 500 – 16000 x 600 – 19600
Clerk
Clerk/ Word Processing Operator
OIC 9 : Rs 10200 x 250 – 11700 x 300 – 13800 x 400 – 15000 x 500 – 16000 x 600 – 20800
Data Records Officer
OIC 10 : Rs 10700 x 250 – 11700 x 300 – 13800 x 400 – 15000 x 500 – 16000 x 600 – 20800
Maintenance Technician
OIC 11 : Rs 10000 x 200 – 10200 x 250 – 11700 x 300 – 13800 x 400 – 15000 x 500 – 16000 x 600 – 21400
Works Officer
OIC 12 : Rs 11700 x 300 – 13800 x 400 – 15000 x 500 – 16000 x 600 – 22000
Public Relations Officer
OIC 13 : Rs 12300 x 300 – 13800 x 400 – 15000 x 500 – 16000 x 600 – 22000
Accounts Clerk
Assistant Accounts Officer
Assistant Procurement and Supply Officer
formerly Purchasing & Supply Officer
Field Supervisor
OIC 14 : Rs 12300 x 300 – 13800 x 400 – 15000 x 500 – 16000 x 600 – 23200
Office Coordinator
OIC 15 : Rs 11450 x 250 – 11700 x 300 – 13800 x 400 – 15000 x 500 – 16000 x 600 – 23200 x 800 – 24000
Social Worker (New Grade)
OIC 16 : Rs 13800 x 400 – 15000 x 500 – 16000 x 600 – 23200 x 800 – 26400
Confidential Secretary

56. OUTER ISLANDS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (Contd.)
OIC 17 : Rs 15500 x 500 – 16000 x 600 – 23200 x 800 – 26400
Senior Maintenance Technician
OIC 18 : Rs 14200 x 400 – 15000 x 500 – 16000 x 600 – 23200 x 800 – 28000 x 1000 – 29000
Administrative Assistant
Fisheries Officer (New Grade)
Safety and Health Officer/ Welfare Officer
OIC 19 : Rs 14200 x 400 – 15000 x 500 – 16000 x 600 – 23200 x 800 – 28000 x 1000 – 30000
Senior Human Resource Officer
formerly Personnel Officer
OIC 20 : Rs 17200 x 600 – 23200 x 800 – 28000 x 1000 – 30000
Accounts Officer/Senior Accounts Officer
Purchasing and Marketing Officer/Senior Purchasing
and Marketing Officer
OIC 21 : Rs 16600 x 600 – 23200 x 800 – 28000 x 1000 – 30000 x 1250 – 31250
Assistant Resident Manager
OIC 22 : Rs 14200 x 400 – 15000 x 500 – 16000 x 600 – 23200 x 800 – 28000 x 1000 – 30000 x 1250 – 33750
Agricultural Development Officer
OIC 23 : Rs 19000 x 600 – 23200 x 800 – 28000 x 1000 – 30000 x 1250 – 40000
Development Officer
OIC 24 : Rs 21400 x 600 – 23200 x 800 – 28000 x 1000 – 30000 x 1250 – 45000
Accountant/Senior Accountant
Administrative Manager
Internal Auditor/Senior Internal Auditor
OIC 25 : Rs 22000 x 600 – 23200 x 800 – 28000 x 1000 – 30000 x 1250 – 45000
Engineer/Senior Engineer

56. OUTER ISLANDS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (Contd.)
OIC 26 : Rs 30000 x 1250 – 45000
Resident Manager
OIC 27 : Rs 66000
General Manager