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Parastatal and Other Statutory Bodies


VOLUME II
Part II
PARASTATAL AND OTHER STATUTORY BODIES
AND
THE PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Page 8
To insert after paragraph 19
SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS
Qualification Requirements for the grades of Accounts Clerk and Accounts Officer
19A. We have observed that the qualification requirements for the grades of Accounts Clerk and Accounts Officer in the Parastatal Bodies differ from one Organisation to another. We are, therefore, harmonizing these qualifications for the sake of consistency.
Recommendation 4A
Accounts Clerk
19B. We recommend that the qualification requirements for the grade of Accounts Clerk should be:
(i) A Cambridge School Certificate with credit in at least five subjects including English Language, French, Mathematics or Principles of Accounts
(ii) Either
A pass in Accounting at the Cambridge Higher School Certificate (Principal Level) and at least two years experience in finance/audit duties
Or
A pass in Accounting at Third Level of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry and at least two years experience in finance/audit duties
Or
A Certificate in Book Keeping (Level 2) formerly Intermediate Stage from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry with at least four years experience in finance/audit duties.
A Certificate in Spreadsheet or knowledge of Computer Operation and standard software packages would be desirable.

Accounts Officer
19C. We also recommend that recruitment to the grade of Accounts Officer should be made from among Accounts Clerks possessing the above qualifications or equivalent and reckoning at least four years' service in the grade.
In the absence of suitably qualified candidates, enlistment to the grade of Accounts Officer should be made from among candidates possessing the required qualifications for the grade of Accounts Clerk and reckoning at least four years post qualification experience in finance/audit duties.
Recommendation 4B
19D. Employees in Parastatal Bodies possessing (a) a post of SC Degree as at 30 June 2003 and (b) who have been called upon to perform regularly duties of a higher grade requiring a post 'A' Level Degree should be considered for appointment thereto though they do not possess the 'A' Level.
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING BOARD
Page 10
Recommendation 3
Paragraph 1.11
4th Line
"five years" should read "two years"
Page 12
Recommendation 6
Paragraph 1.21
To delete : Whole content
To replace by
We recommend the creation of a grade of Accounts Clerk on the establishment of the Agricultural Marketing Board. The qualification requirements for the grade should be as set out at paragraph 19B of Recommendation 4A of this Volume.
Page 20
To insert after Salary Code AMB 20
AMB 20A : Rs 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 20000 x 800 - 27200
Human Resource Officer (New Grade)
Under Salary Code AMB 21
To delete : Human Resource Officer (New Grade)
CENTRAL WATER AUTHORITY
Page 30
To insert after paragraph 3.38
Recommendation 7A
3.38A We recommend that, in future, recruitment to the grade of Cashier be made from among candidates possessing
(i) a Cambridge School Certificate with credit in at least five subjects including English Language, French and Mathematics or Principles of Accounts or passes not below Grade C in at least five subjects including English Language, French and Mathematics or Principles of Accounts at the General Certificate of Education "Ordinary Level"; and
(ii) the General Certificate of Education with passes at 'A' Level in at least two subjects or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Public Service Commission.
Page 32
To delete Salary Code CWA 21 and whole content
Under Salary Code CWA 22
To add : Cashier (Officers appointed after 30.06.87)
Page 33
Under Salary Code CWA 24
To add : Technical Assistant (Electronic) (On Shift)
CIVIL SERVICE FAMILY PROTECTION SCHEME BOARD
Page 38
Recommendation 4
Paragraph 4.10
To delete whole content and replace by
We recommend the creation of a grade of Officer-in-Charge, Contributions Section which should be filled by selection from among officers in the grade of Accounting Technician and officers in the grade of Controller having served at least three years in the grade and possessing the third level of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Certificate or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Board.

Page 40
Salary Code CFP 13 : To delete whole content and replace by
CFP 13 : Rs 24000 x 800 - 28000 x 1000 - 34000
Assistant General Manager
formerly Assistant Manager
CONSERVATOIRE DE MUSIQUE FRANCOIS MITERRAND TRUST FUND
Page 45
Salary Code CMTF 11 : To delete whole content and replace by
CMTF 11 : Rs 42500
Director
DEVELOPMENT WORKS CORPORATION
Page 49
To delete the title : Quantity Surveying Technician (New Grade)
To delete paragraphs 6.18 to 6.21 and whole content
Page 51
To insert after paragraph 6.31
Accounts Clerk
6.31A The existing scheme of service of the Accounts Clerk does not include cashier duties. For increased efficiency and effective use of the services of the Accounts Clerk, the scheme of service of the grade has to be amended to include cashier duties.
Recommendation 10A
6.31B We recommend that the scheme of service of the grade of Accounts Clerk should be amended to include cashier duties. This element has been taken into consideration in arriving at the recommended salary.
Page 56
To insert after Salary Code DWC 20
DWC 20A : Rs 8600 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 14600
Senior Word Processing Operator
Page 57
Under Salary Code DWC 25
To delete : "(Personal to officer in post as at 30.6.03)" after grade "Quantity Surveyor's Assistant"
Page 58
Under Salary Code DWC 32
To delete : Quantity Surveying Technician (New Grade)
Under Salary Code DWC 33
To delete : "(Personal to officer in post as at 30.6.03)" after grade "Senior Quantity Surveyor's Assistant"
EXPORT PROCESSING ZONES DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Page 63
After paragraph 8.5
"Recommendation" should read "Recommendation 1"
To insert after paragraph 8.7
Assistant Documentation Officer
8.7A To ensure the smooth delivery of services at the Information and Research Centre (IRC), we are providing for a new grade of Assistant Documentation Officer against abolition of the grade of Technical Assistant which is vacant.
Recommendation 1A
8.7B We recommend the creation of a grade of Assistant Documentation Officer. Appointment thereto should be made by selection from among candidates possessing the Cambridge School Certificate with credit in at least five subjects including English Language, French Language and Mathematics, together with the Cambridge Higher School Certificate and a Certificate in Library Studies or equivalent qualifications.
8.7C Incumbent would be required, among others, to feed all relevant data relating to books, periodicals, reports, video tapes, CD Rom, audio tapes etc into the Computerised Library System; maintain a register of all books and periodicals received; issue and monitor loans of materials; follow up on orders of books/periodicals; assist users of IRC service in their information search and in the preparation of "dossiers thematiques".
Under Salary Code EPZDA 5
To replace the grade "Technical Assistant" by "Assistant Documentation Officer (New Grade)"

FARMERS' SERVICE CORPORATION
Page 72
Recommendation 3
To add at the end of paragraph 10.12
The Clerk/Senior Clerks and Accounts Officers who were drawing an allowance equivalent to two increments at the initial of their scale should be granted two additional increments on conversion, subject to the top salary of the salary scale of the grade of Executive Assistant.
FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
Page 78
Paragraphs 12.3 and 12.4
To replace the words "FARC's Unit" by "FARC"
Page 79
Recommendation 1
Paragraph 12.7
To delete : Whole content
To replace by
We recommend the creation of a grade of Director-General on the establishment of FARC. The grade should be filled by candidates holding at least an MSc in Agriculture or in a related field or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Council, with at least five years' experience in a senior administrative position.
Page 82
To delete sub-title "Allowances"
To delete paragraphs 12.26 and 12.27 and whole content
Page 83
To delete paragraphs 12.31 and 12.32 and whole content
Page 85
To insert after paragraph 12.38
Extension Assistant
Senior Extension Assistant
Recommendation 12A
12.38A We recommend that Extension Assistants, who have drawn their top salary for a year, should proceed in the scale of Senior Extension Assistants, provided they have been efficient and effective and have not been adversely reported upon. This recommendation should not, however, preclude Extension Assistants from being promoted to Senior Extension Assistant before they have reached the top point of their salary scale.
Page 87
Recommendation 17
Paragraph 12.52
Last Line
To delete : "Senior/Principal Stores Officer"
To replace by : "Stores Superintendent"
Page 88
Paragraph 12.56
3rd and 4th Lines
To add after "post 'A' Level Degree in Administration or Management"
"or a Pass at the Final Examinations required for admission to the Associateship of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators."
Paragraph 12.58
To delete the last sentence and to replace by "We are restyling the grade and amending its qualification requirements for better effectiveness and efficiency."
Page 90
Paragraphs 12.67 and 12.68
To delete : Whole content
To replace by
12.67 Some officers in the grade of Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist lead a program which normally consists of several projects on a common theme (like Biotechnology, Post Harvest, etc) in the course of their work. It is felt that they should be compensated for the additional responsibility.
Recommendation 24
12.68 We recommend the payment of a monthly Lead Allowance of Rs 2000 to each officer in the grade of Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist who leads a program consisting of an integrated set of projects in several disciplines with a common theme.

Page 91
Paragraph 12.73
First Line
To add after "Research Assistant" the words "and Senior Research Assistant working in the Livestock Section"
Recommendation 26
Paragraph 12.74
To delete : Whole content
To replace by
Officers in the grades of Research Assistant and Senior Research Assistant in the Livestock Section who work on roster in outstations should be paid a monthly allowance of Rs 325 and Rs 400 respectively.
Page 93
Under Salary Code FARC 8
"Senior Gardener/Nurseryman (AREU) should read "Senior Gardener/Nurseryman (AREU/FARC)
Page 95
Under FARC 25
To delete : The word 'FARC' in respect of the grade of Confidential Secretary
To add after Salary Code FARC 26
FARC 26A : Rs 10300 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 18200
Confidential Secretary (FARC) (Personal)
FARC 33
To delete : Senior/Principal Stores Officer (AREU)
formerly Senior Stores Officer
To replace by : Stores Superintendent (AREU)
formerly Senior Stores Officer
Page 96
FARC 38
To delete : Salary Scale
To replace by : Rs 16000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 20000 x 800 - 28000 x 1000 - 30000
Page 97
Under Salary Code FARC 42
To add : Principal Agricultural Engineer (New Grade) (AREU)
To delete : Laboratory and Nursery Manager (FARC)
Programme Manager (FARC)
formerly Research Coordinator
To insert
FARC 42A : Rs 32000 x 1000 - 37000
Laboratory and Nursery Manager (FARC)
Programme Manager (FARC)
formerly Research Coordinator
Under Salary Code FARC 43 and salary scale Rs 33000 x 1000 - 39000
To delete : Whole content
To replace by : Assistant Director (Crops) (AREU)
Assistant Director (Extension and Training) (AREU)
Assistant Director (Livestock) (AREU)
Under Salary Code FARC 44
To delete : Salary in respect of Deputy Director (AREU)
To replace by : Rs 42500
INDUSTRIAL AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING BOARD
Page 100
To insert after paragraph 14.3
Assistant Manager
14.3A Presently, appointment to the grade of Assistant Manager is made from among candidates possessing the Cambridge Higher School Certificate or GCE 'A' Level in two subjects or equivalent and a degree in the relevant field from a recognised institution.
Recommendation 1A
14.3B We recommend that, in future, appointment to the grade of Assistant Manager be made from among candidates possessing a post 'A' Level Degree in the relevant field and reckoning at least three years relevant post qualification experience.

Page 107
Paragraph 14.38
9th Line
To delete words : be responsible for all tools and stones
To replace by : issue tools, materials and equipment
Page 111
Under Salary Code IVTB 21
To delete : Coordinator Apprenticeship
Coordinator Hotel Studies
Public Relations Officer
Under Salary Code IVTB 23
To add : Coordinator Apprenticeship
Coordinator Hotel Studies
Public Relations Officer
IRRIGATION AUTHORITY
Page 115
To insert after paragraph 15.14
Pattern of Work
15.14A With the implementation of new irrigation systems, the pattern of work on some projects has changed and certain employees in the grades of Supervisor, Gangman, Driver and Irrigueur are required to work from 22.00 hours to 06.00 hours the following day. We are providing for the payment of an allowance to those employees who effectively work during these hours.
Recommendation 4A
15.14B We recommend that employees in the grades of Supervisor, Gangman, Driver and Irrigueur who effectively work from 22.00 hours to 06.00 hours the following day be paid an allowance equivalent to one increment at the point they have reached in their respective salary scales provided they have worked regularly on this pattern during the month.

Page 116
To delete sub-title "Secretary" and whole content of paragraphs 15.15 and 15.16
To replace by the following

Head of Administration (New Grade)

Administrative Assistant (New Grade)

15.15 The Administrative Department is headed by the Secretary who also acts as Secretary to the Board. With the coming into operation of the Midlands Dam and with the implementation of new irrigation schemes, additional duties relating to the formulation and maintenance of administrative procedures, manpower management and training programmes, policies and plans linked to industrial relations, liaising with legal adviser and preparing reports for the Board have emerged. We are revisiting the structure of the Administrative Department with the creation of new levels against the abolition of the grade of Administrative Secretary.
Recommendation 5
15.16 We recommend the creation of a grade of Head of Administration to be recruited from among candidates possessing a post 'A' Level Degree in Administration or Human Resource Management or an alternative qualification acceptable to the Board and reckoning at least eight years' experience in administration at senior management level.
15.16A The Head of Administration would report to the General Manager and would, among others, be responsible for the preparation of documents and reports for Board and Sub-Committees, formulation and implementation of plans for manpower development and training, liaising with the Legal Adviser of the Authority and representing the Authority at Tribunals, Industrial Relations Commission and Courts of Law. He would also be required to act as Secretary to the Board.

Recommendation 5A

15.16B We also recommend the creation of a grade of Administrative Assistant to be recruited from among candidates possessing a post 'A' Level Degree in Administration or Management or an alternative qualification acceptable to the Board.
15.16C The incumbent would report to the Head of Administration and would be required, inter alia, to assist in formulating and maintaining administrative procedures and implementation and co-ordination of decision, follow-up action and inter-section communication, and draft and prepare agenda, minutes and reports at management and other committee meetings.

Administrative Secretary

15.16D With the filling of the post of Head of Administration the duties devolving upon the Secretary restyled Administrative Secretary would be taken over by the incumbent in the grade of Head of Administration. The post of Administrative Secretary would then become redundant.

Recommendation 5B

15.16E We are providing a personal salary for the Secretary restyled Administrative Secretary and recommend that the grade be abolished on vacancy.
Page 119
Under Salary Code IA 2
To delete : Irrigueur
To replace by : Irrigueur (on roster)
Page 122
Under Salary Code IA 34
To add : Administrative Assistant (New Grade)
Page 123
Under Salary Code IA 38
To delete : Administrative Secretary
formerly Secretary
To replace by : Administrative Secretary (Personal)
formerly Secretary
To insert after Salary Code IA 40
IA 40A : Rs 27200 x 800 - 28000 x 1000 - 34000
Head of Administration (New Grade)
MAHATMA GANDHI INSTITUTE
Page 129
Paragraph 17.4
4th Line
To add after "School of Mauritian, Asian and African Studies" - "School of Indian Studies"

Page 134
Recommendation 8
Paragraph 17.27
To delete whole content and replace by
We recommend the creation of a grade of Office Superintendent. Recruitment thereto should be made by selection from among officers in the Executive Cadre reckoning at least four years' service in a substantive capacity in the Cadre and having knowledge of work procedures, judgement and initiative in problem solving, good interpersonal and communication skills together with ability to adapt to different work situations.
Page 139
Recommendation 18
Paragraph 17.56
6th Line
To insert after "basic salary"
or to the higher salary point where the sum obtained is between two salary points.
Page 140
Recommendation 20
Paragraph 17.60
3rd Line
To delete the figure "15" and replace by "12"
To insert after paragraph 17.60
17.60A We also recommend that with effect from 1 July 2008, recruitment to the grade of Dean should be made from among Education Officers possessing the Post Graduate Certificate in Education or an alternative professional qualification in the field of Education and having the required number of years of experience.
Paragraph 17.61
2nd Line
To delete "ten periods" and replace by "400 minutes"
Paragraph 17.62
To delete whole content and replace by
The Dean would head one of the four streams, namely Arts; Science and Mathematics; Economics, Social Studies and Accounts; and Technical subjects or such streams as may be approved by the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research.
Page 141
After paragraph 17.67
To insert
Usher
17.67A At present recruitment to the grade of Usher is made by selection from among candidates possessing a School Certificate with credit in five subjects and having a knowledge of first aid together with either organizational ability or experience in youth activities. The mode of appointment to and the appellation of the grade has to be reviewed.
Recommendation 22A
17.67B We recommend that the grade of Usher be restyled Usher/Senior Usher and the scheme of service amended so that, in future, recruitment to the grade be made by selection from among serving officers operating at Clerical Officer/Higher Clerical Officer level and Executive Officer level and possessing a Cambridge School Certificate with credit in at least five subjects including English Language, French, Mathematics or Principles of Accounts and passes at 'A' Level in at least two subjects.
Page 143
Recommendation 25
To insert after paragraph 17.75 (ii)
(iii) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 27.89 (i) of Volume I, we recommend that vacation leave in excess of the normal 50% of annual entitlement during term time may, subject to the exigencies of the service, be granted to officers:
(a) proceeding on pre-retirement leave;
(b) for medical treatment overseas for self or to accompany an immediate member of the family for treatment abroad when such treatment is not available locally;
(c) to attend to an immediate member of the family staying abroad and undergoing medical treatment; and
(d) for any other case, once in the officer's career.
To insert after paragraph 17.75
Duty Free Facilities for Assistant Lecturer/Lecturers
Recommendation 25A
17.75A We recommend that Assistant Lecturer/Lecturers drawing salary of
Rs 19400 a month should be eligible for loan facilities and 70% duty remission for the purchase of a car on the same terms and conditions as at paragraph 15.2.56 (a) of Volume I of the PRB Report 2003 notwithstanding the salary level required therein.
Paragraph 17.76
To delete last sentence and replace by
We are maintaining this recommendation which should equally apply to all full-time non-academic staff.
Page 144
Under Salary Code MGI 2
To add : Handy Worker (Future Holder)
Page 145
Under Salary Code MGI 12
"Clerical Assistant/Senior Clerical Assistant" should read "Clerical Assistant/Senior Clerical Assistant (Personal)"
Under Salary Code MGI 12
To delete : Computer Laboratory Attendant (New Grade)
Under Salary Code MGI 13
To add : Computer Laboratory Attendant (New Grade)
Page 147
Under Salary Code MGI 27
To delete : Usher
To insert after Salary Code MGI 28
MGI 28A : Rs 9750 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 17600
Usher/Senior Usher
formerly Usher
Page 148
To delete MGI 33 and whole content
Under Salary Code MGI 34
To add : Senior Executive Officer
Under Salary Code MGI 41
"Documentation and Research Officer (Oriental Languages)" should read "Documentation and Research Officer (Oriental Languages) (Personal)"
MAURITIUS COLLEGE OF THE AIR
Page 158
Recommendation 5
Paragraph 19.14
To delete whole content and replace by
19.14 We recommend that, in future, recruitment to the grade of Graphics Artist should be made from among candidates holding an award from a recognised institution providing full time training in Graphics Art after a minimum of two years' study or an equivalent Diploma qualification.
19.14A We also recommend that the grade of Senior Graphics Artist be restyled Graphics Officer.
19.14B We further recommend that Graphics Artists having drawn their top salary for a year, should proceed in the scale of Graphics Officer formerly Senior Graphics Artist, provided they have been efficient and effective and have not been adversely reported upon. However, these officers should not be allowed to progress beyond the Q.B provided in the salary scale of Graphics Officer formerly Senior Graphics Artist unless they are holders of an HSC together with an award from a recognised institution providing full time training in Graphics Art after a minimum of three years' study or an equivalent Degree qualification. The QB should not be applicable to Graphics Officers formerly Senior Graphics Artist already in post as at
30 June 2003.
19.14C The provisions of paragraph 19.14B should be applicable only for Graphics Artists in post as at 30 June 2003.
Page 160
Under Salary Code MCA 1
To delete : formerly General Field and Office/Premises Worker
Under Salary Code MCA 2
To delete : General Worker (Personal)
formerly General Field and Office/Premises Worker
To replace by : General Worker (Personal)
formerly Labourer/Attendant

Page 163
To insert after Salary Code MCA 36
MCA 36A : Rs 16500 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 20000 x 800 - 23200 Q.B 24000 x 800 - 28000 x 1000 - 30000
Graphics Officer
formerly Senior Graphics Artist
Under salary code MCA 37
To delete : Senior Graphics Artist
MAURITIUS EXAMINATIONS SYNDICATE
Page 170
To delete : Salary Code MES 10 and whole content
To replace by
MES 11A : Rs 6725 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 13000
Technical Assistant (Practical Examinations)
Technical Assistant (Printing)
Technical Assistant (Electrical Installation and Maintenance)
MAURITIUS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Page 184
To insert after Salary Code MDA 3
MDA 3A : Rs 6275 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10300
Handyworker (Skilled)
formerly Handyman (Skilled)
Page 185
To delete Salary Code MDA 19 and whole content
MAURITIUS INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION
Page 190
Paragraph 24.17
To delete last sentence and replace by
We are maintaining this recommendation which should equally apply to all full-time non-academic staff.

To insert after paragraph 24.17
Duty Free Facilities for Assistant Lecturer/Lecturers
Recommendation 5A
24.17A We recommend that Assistant Lecturer/Lecturers drawing salary of
Rs 19400 a month should be eligible for loan facilities and 70% duty remission for the purchase of a car on the same terms and conditions as at paragraph 15.2.56 (a) of Volume I of the PRB Report 2003 notwithstanding the salary level required therein.
MAURITIUS MEAT AUTHORITY
Page 201
To insert after paragraph 27.9
Administrative Secretary formerly Secretary
27.9A The Secretary is presently servicing the Board in, inter alia, ensuring that decisions taken are communicated to members and are properly implemented and in formulating and maintaining adequate administrative procedures. The post is filled either from a holder of an Associateship of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries or a University Degree or a Diploma in Public Administration with at least three years' experience in an administrative capacity. Apart from the duties of Secretary, incumbent is required to assume additional duties such as developing and implementing common administrative processes in the Administrative Section; liaising and interacting with Government Bodies on administrative matters, ministerial correspondence and parliamentary questions; advising management on legal matters including statutory obligations of the Authority; liaising with the Legal Adviser for preparation of commercial contact and legal agreements; formulating public relations policies and programmes and assisting the General Manager in the discharge of his managerial duties and responsibilities in the day-to-day affairs of the Authority. To reflect the additional responsibilities, we are restyling the grade to a more appropriate appellation and reviewing the qualification requirements.
Recommendation 1A
27.9B We recommend that the grade of Secretary be restyled Administrative Secretary and the scheme of service be amended to include the additional duties. Appointment to the grade should be made from among candidates who either possess a post 'A' Level Degree in Management or Administration or are members of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and having five years' post qualification experience.
Page 204
To delete the sub-title : "Creation of a Squad to Combat Illegal Slaughter"
To replace by : "Head of Illegal Slaughter Squad (New Grade)"

Paragraph 27.23
To add at the end of paragraph
A new grade of Head of Illegal Slaughter Squad is also being created to manage the Squad.
Recommendation 7
Paragraph 27.24
To delete : Whole content
To replace by
We recommend that an Illegal Slaughter Squad be set up within the Authority to carry out surprise visits in meat shops in order to combat illegal slaughter. We also recommend the creation of a new grade of Head of Illegal Slaughter Squad to manage the squad and to inspect meat shops and markets to trace out illegal slaughter and to ensure compliance with the Meat Act and its regulations; to liaise with the Veterinary Services to exercise efficient control over movement of animals for slaughter; to liaise with appropriate Authorities to enhance control measures and effect seizures of carcasses suspected to be resulting from illegal slaughter and to execute all summons and orders issued in relation to any offence against provision of the law relating to the Mauritius Meat Authority. Appointment thereto should be made from among holders of either a Diploma or Certificate in Meat Inspection. Consideration may also be given to officers in the grade of Head Butchers on the basis of qualifications and merit and experience.
Page 208
To insert
MA 18A : Rs 8600 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 17600
Head of Illegal Slaughter Squad (New Grade)
Page 209
Under Salary Code MA 23
To delete : "Secretary"
To insert
MA 24A : Rs 16000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 20000 x 800 - 28000 x 1000 - 30000
Administrative Secretary
formerly Secretary

MAURITIUS OCEANOGRAPHY INSTITUTE
Page 217
To insert after paragraph 29.18
Public Relations Officer
29.18A The Mauritius Oceanography Institute is required to liaise with organisations, both public and private to promote its image as a major coordinating and research institution. At present, the Receptionist/Word Processing Operator is handling the public relation functions of the Institute. There is, therefore, need for a new grade of Public Relations Officer.
Recommendation 7A
29.18B We recommend the creation of a grade of Public Relations Officer on the establishment of the Institute. We also recommend that the Receptionist/Word Processing Operator presently in post be absorbed in the new grade. In future, appointment thereto should be made by selection from among candidates possessing a Certificate in Journalism or Communication Studies or equivalent qualification acceptable to the Board. The post of Receptionist/Word Processing Operator is, however, maintained.
Page 218
To insert
MOI 3A : Rs 7500 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 15000
Public Relations Officer
MAURITIUS QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY
Page 220
Under Salary Code MQA 8
To delete : Public Relations Officer
MAURITIUS STANDARDS BUREAU
Page 241
Recommendation 7
Paragraph 33.29
To delete : Whole content
To replace by
We recommend the creation of a grade of Accounts Clerk on the establishment of the Mauritius Standards Bureau. The qualification requirements for the grade should be as set out at paragraph 19B Recommendation 4A of this Volume.
Page 242
Recommendation 8
Paragraph 33.32
To delete : Whole content
To replace by
We recommend the creation of a grade of IT Officer/Systems Administrator. Appointment thereto should be made from among candidates possessing a post 'A' Level Degree in Computer Science or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Standards Council and reckoning at least three years' relevant post qualification experience at management level.
Page 244
To insert
MSB 4A : Rs 6275 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 13000
Technical Assistant (Future Holder)
MSB 5
To delete : Whole content
To replace by : Rs 6725 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 13000
Technical Assistant (Personal)
To insert
MSB 7A : Rs 8600 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 14600
Senior Word Processing Operator
Page 245
To delete MSB 18 and whole content
Page 246
Under Salary Code MSB 21
To add : IT Officer/Systems Administrator (New Grade)

MAURITIUS SUGAR TERMINAL CORPORATION

Page 250
To add after paragraph 34.16
34.16A The Accounts Clerk is presently being paid Rs 200 per visit for one/two visits a month and Rs 80 per day up to a maximum of five days in a month for attendance at the bank for payment of pensions. We are revising these allowances.
Recommendation 7
Paragraph 34.17
To delete whole content and replace by
We recommend that the Accounts Clerk visiting sick and bed ridden ex-Dockers at their domicile for the payment of pensions be paid an allowance of Rs 240 per visit up to a maximum of Rs 480 per month and Rs 100 per day for attendance at the bank for the payment of pensions up to a maximum of Rs 500 a month.

Page 251

Paragraph 34.19
1st Line
To delete the words "during crop season"
Recommendation 8
Paragraph 34.21
To delete : "Site Supervisor" and the figure "970"from table.
To insert after paragraph 34.21
Recommendation 8A
34.21A We recommend that the monthly allowance of Rs 810 payable to the Site Supervisor be revised to Rs 970.

Page 252

Paragraph 34.24
6th Line
To delete the words "an" and "basis"
7th Line
To delete figure "1000" and replace by "1600"

Page 253

Recommendation 10
Paragraph 34.25
6th Line
To delete figure "1200" and replace by "1920"
To insert after paragraph 34.25
34.25A During the crop season the Sugar Terminal has to start its operations early morning for receipt/loading of sugar. Employees in the grades of Terminal Operator Grade I and II (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical) and Senior Terminal Operator (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical) are also required to attend duty at the Terminal very early in the morning when public transport is not available.
34.25B At present they are using their motorcycles to attend work at the prescribed time and these employees are refunded travelling expenses on the basis of mileage for distance covered from home to Terminal and back. It is submitted that a few of the employees occasionally attend duty by bus and still claim refund of travelling by motorcycles. We are making specific recommendations to address this issue.
Recommendation 10A
34.25C We recommend that employees in the grades of Terminal Operator Grade I and II (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical) and Senior Terminal Operator (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical) who use their autocycles and motorcycles to attend work at the Terminal during crop season at such time when public transport is not available should be refunded mileage on a monthly basis in the following manner:
(i) where the total distance covered on days the employees attend the Terminal is up to 400 km over a month, the whole distance covered should be computed at Rs 1.60 and Rs 2.00 per km for autocycles and motorcycles respectively;
(ii) where the total distance covered on days the employees attend the Terminal is more than 400 km over a month, refund of mileage should be computed at the rate of Rs 1.60 and Rs 2.00 for the first 400 km and Rs 1.00 and Rs 1.30 for mileage in excess of 400 km for autocycles and motorcycles respectively
OR
be refunded travelling expenses at bus fares, whichever is higher.

Recommendation 11
Paragraph 34.27
3rd Line
To add at the end of the paragraph
This allowance should not be payable to an officer for a day falling within the week he is on stand-by as he is already being compensated by way of the provisions of Recommendation 13A at paragraph 34.31B.
Paragraph 34.28
2nd Line
To delete the words "during crop season"
Recommendation 12
Paragraph 34.29
4th Line
To delete the words "during the crop season"

Page 254

To insert after paragraph 34.31

Stand-by Allowance

34.31A The Operations and Maintenance Officers (Electrical) now restyled Engineers (Electrical), Operations and Maintenance Officers (Mechanical) restyled Engineers (Mechanical) and Operations and Maintenance Technicians are required to be on call (on stand-by) after normal working hours during nights, on a weekly basis, to attend to any emergency regarding the security of the Terminal. They are at present paid a stand-by allowance of Rs 1620 per week both for being on call and for attending work while on call. We are revising the allowance.

Recommendation 13A

34.31B We recommend that Operations and Maintenance Officers (Electrical) restyled Engineers (Electrical), Operations and Maintenance Officers (Mechanical) restyled Engineers (Mechanical), and Operations and Maintenance Technicians be paid an all inclusive allowance of Rs 1945 per week for being on call and for attending work while on call.
Page 255
Under Salary Code MSTC 2
To delete figure "7850" and replace by "8025"

MAURITIUS TELUGU CULTURAL CENTRE TRUST
Page 259
Recommendation 1
Paragraph 36.6
To delete whole content and replace by
We recommend the creation of a new grade of Secretary/Treasurer. Appointment thereto should be made from among holders of the Higher School Certificate and four subjects at Part II of the ACCA Examinations (New Syllabus) or equivalent qualifications acceptable to the Board and reckoning three years' relevant experience.
MAURITIUS TOURISM PROMOTION AUTHORITY
Page 268
To insert after Salary Code MTPA 21
MTPA 21A : Rs 40000
Deputy Director
NATIONAL CHILDREN'S COUNCIL
Page 281
After paragraph 41.13
To delete the sub-title Personnel Officer (New Grade)
Page 282
Recommendation 4
Paragraph 41.15
To delete : Whole content
To replace by
We recommend the creation of the grade of Executive Officer.
To delete paragraphs 41.16 and 41.17 and whole content
Paragraphs 41.20, 41.21 and 41.22
To delete whole content and replace by
Purchasing and Supply/Accounts Clerk (New Grade)
41.20 At present the grade of Accounts Officer at the National Children's Council is vacant. On the other hand, there is the need for an officer to carry out the purchasing and supply functions of the organisation. The volume of work does not warrant an officer in each grade on a full time basis. After careful study, the Bureau holds the view that a new grade with combined responsibilities of accounts, purchasing and supply would be appropriate to meet the requirements of the National Children's Council.
Recommendation 5
41.21 We recommend the creation of a grade of Purchasing and Supply/Accounts Clerk against the abolition of the post of Accounts Officer.
41.22 Recruitment thereto should be made from among candidates holding a Cambridge School Certificate with credit in at least five subjects including English Language, French and Mathematics or Principles of Accounts together with a pass in Accounting at the Third Level of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry and reckoning at least two years' experience in finance and store duties.
Page 284
Under Salary Code NCC 6
To add : Purchasing and Supply/Accounts Clerk (New Grade)
To delete Salary Code NCC 9 and whole content
Page 285
To delete Salary Code NCC 11 and whole content
NATIONAL TRANSPORT CORPORATION
Page 311
To insert after paragraph 46.9
Recommendation 1A
46.9A We recommend that the provisions of Recommendation 31 at paragraph 15.2.89 (ii) of Volume I in respect of 'car loan to officers not Entitled to Duty Remission' be also extended to officers in the grades of Traffic Officer and Senior Traffic Officer.
Page 312
To insert after paragraph 46.12
Head of Stores formerly Stores Superintendent
46.12A The National Transport Corporation has its main store at Bonne Terre and five Depot stores across the country. As the fleet of buses has been constantly on the increase and is constituted of some five makes and thirteen models, the transactions of the organisation have increased both in volume and complexity.
46.12B In the light of the foregoing, we are restyling the grade of Stores Superintendent to a more appropriate appellation, the moreso as the post holder reports directly to the General Manager.
Recommendation 2A
46.12C We recommend that the grade of Stores Superintendent be restyled Head of Stores.
Page 314
Under Salary Code NTC 3
"General Manager's Personal Driver" should read "General Manager's Personal Driver (Personal)
Page 316
To delete Salary Code NTC 22 and whole content
To insert
NTC 26A : Rs 24000 x 800 - 28000 x 1000 - 31000
Head of Stores
formerly Stores Superintendent
NATIONAL WOMEN'S COUNCIL
Page 330
Paragraph 49.26
To delete whole content and replace by
Recruitment to the grade of Assistant Supervisor, Women's Association should be made by selection from among candidates holding the Cambridge School Certificate with credit in five subjects and reckoning at least three years' proven experience in activities related to the development of women and from among officers in the grade of Family Support Officer possessing the Cambridge School Certificate, having leadership and communication skills and reckoning at least four years' service in the grade.
The title of "Administrative Section" should read "Administrative/Personnel Section"
Paragraph 49.28
1st Line
To add after "administrative" the word "/personnel"
Recommendation 6
Paragraphs 49.29, 49.30 and 49.31
To delete whole content and replace by
49.29 We recommend the creation of the grades of (i) Executive Assistant to provide administrative support, (ii) Personnel Officer to be responsible for personnel management and (iii) Accounts Officer/Purchasing and Supply Officer to carry out both the accounting and stores duties.
Personnel Officer (New Grade)
49.30 Appointment to the grade should be made from among candidates possessing the Cambridge School Certificate with credit in at least five subjects, the Diploma in Personnel Management or a Diploma in Management with specialisation in Human Resource Management and at least four years' experience in Personnel Management duties.
49.31 The main duties of the Personnel Officer would, inter alia, be to deal with all personnel matters relating to recruitment, appointment, training, promotion and retirement and to ensure the promotion of good industrial relations.
Page 331
Paragraphs 49.34 and 49.35
To delete whole content and replace by
Accounts Officer/Purchasing and Supply Officer (New Grade)
49.34 Recruitment thereto should be made from among candidates holding a Cambridge School Certificate with credit in at least five subjects including English Language, French and Mathematics or Principles of Accounts together with a Pass in Accounting at the Third Level of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry and reckoning at least four years' experience in finance and store duties.
49.35 Incumbent would, inter alia, be responsible for the day-to-day financial transactions of the Council, prepare and monitor the budget of the Council, ensure that all financial transactions comply with established rules and regulations, maintain a proper system of accounts to guard against irregularity and fraud, sign cheques and other documents, perform purchasing, storekeeping and stock control duties and assist in any assignment related to purchasing, supply and warehouse operations.
Page 332
To insert after Salary Code NWC 7
NWC 7A : Rs 6725 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 12600
Clerk, National Women's Council (Personal)
formerly Clerk
To delete Salary Code NWC 12 and whole content
Page 333
Under Salary Code NWC 13
To delete : Accounts/Purchasing and Supply Officer (New Grade)
To add : Liaison Officer
Under Salary Code NWC 14
To delete : Higher Executive Assistant (New Grade)
To insert : Accounts Officer/Purchasing and Supply Officer (New Grade)
To insert after Salary Code NWC 15
NWC 15A : Rs 16000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 20000
Personnel Officer
Under Salary Code NWC 17
To add : Supervisor, Women's Association (Personal)
OUTER ISLANDS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Page 348
To insert after Salary Code OIC 11
OIC 11A : Rs 8600 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 15000
Public Relations Officer
To delete Salary Code OIC 13 and whole content
SMALL AND MEDIUM INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION
Page 365
Recommendation 2
Paragraph 56.7
To replace the figure "1200" by "1350"
SUGAR INDUSTRY LABOUR WELFARE FUND
Page 391
To insert after paragraph 61.19
Refund for official travelling
Recommendation 6A
61.19A We recommend that Community Development Officers and Senior Community Development Officers eligible for car loan who are required to travel to sites of work to attend duty till late in the afternoon when public transport is not available, but not entitled to a travel grant should be refunded car mileage on a monthly basis as follows: -
(i) at the rate of Rs 6.55 per km for mileage in excess of the distance between home and office and at the rate of Rs 2.95 per km for distance between home and office on days they are required to attend sites of work;
(ii) where the total distance covered on days the officers have to attend sites of work other than Head Office is up to 400 km over a month, then the whole distance covered should be computed at Rs 6.55 per km; and
(iii) where the total distance covered to attend sites of work is more than 400 km but the official travelling is up to 400 km over a month, refund of mileage should be computed at the rate of Rs 6.55 for the first 400 km.
Staggered Hours
61.19B Officers in the Social Welfare Officer Cadre work at staggered hours. This element has been taken into account in arriving at the recommended salaries of the grades.
Page 393
Under Salary Code SWF 20
To delete : Welfare Officer
To insert
SWF 21A : Rs 7500 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 15000 x 500 - 15500
Welfare Officer
Salary Code SWF 25
To delete whole content and replace by
SWF 25 : Rs 9750 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 15000 x 500 - 17000
Inspector (Housing)
formerly Assistant Housing Supervisor
Page 394
To delete : Salary Codes SWF 26, SWF 33 and SWF 34 and whole content
Under Salary Code SWF 29
To add : Senior Social Welfare Officer
Salary Code SWF 36
To delete whole content and replace by
SWF 36 : Rs 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 20000
Principal Social Welfare Officer
Senior Community Development Officer

Page 395
Under Salary Code SWF 37
To add
Senior Executive Officer
Under Salary Code SWF 42
To delete : Commissioner, Community Development
formerly Chief Community Development Officer
To insert after Salary Code SWF 42
SWF 42A : Rs 22400 x 800 - 28000 x 1000 - 34000
Commissioner, Community Development
formerly Chief Community Development Officer
SUGAR INSURANCE FUND BOARD
Page 400
To insert after paragraph 62.15
Bad Road Allowance
62.15A At present a Bad Road Allowance of Rs 200 per month is paid to eligible field staff using motorcycles and a sum of Rs 475 per month to those using motorcars.
Recommendation 5A
62.15B We recommend that the Bad Road Allowance be revised to Rs 240 and
Rs 570 respectively.
Page 403
To insert after Salary Code SIFB 16
SIFB 16A : Rs 7500 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 17600
Support Officer/Senior Support Officer (Personal to officers who were Assistant Data Processing Superintendents prior to 1.7.98)
SUGAR PLANTERS' MECHANICAL POOL CORPORATION
Page 411
To insert after paragraph 63.37
Allowance to Clerical Officer/Higher Clerical Officer
63.37A Clerical Officers/Higher Clerical Officers are required to attend Farmer's Service Corporation Regional Offices, beside their clerical duties, to collect and bank money. At present these officers are paid an allowance of Rs 20 daily for days they are required to attend the Regional offices.
Recommendation 13A
63.37B We recommend that Clerical Officers/Higher Clerical Officers who are required to attend Farmer's Service Corporation Regional Offices to collect and bank money should be paid Rs 25 daily for the days they are required to attend the Regional offices.
TECHNICAL SCHOOL MANAGEMENT TRUST FUND
Page 420
To insert after paragraph 65.6
Recommendation 1A
65.6A We recommend that officers, joining the grade of Trainer and possessing the post 'A' Level Degree, should join the recommended salary scale at salary point Rs 14200. Trainers, possessing a Diploma or a post Cambridge School Certificate Degree and drawing less than Rs 14200, should on obtention of qualification required to cross the Qualification Bar (QB), be allowed to join the recommended salary scale at salary point Rs 14200.
Page 425
Under Salary Code MTF 15
To add : Executive Officer (New Grade)
TOBACCO BOARD
Page 446
To insert after Paragraph 70.27
Baler
Workers (Stores and Sales Department)
70.27A Appointment to the grades of Baler and Workers (Stores and Sales Department) is made from Warehouse Operative, Sanitary Attendant and Gateman. For the sake of polyvalency, there is need for merging the grades of Baler and Workers (Stores and Sales Department) into a single grade. Incumbents would be required to perform both baling and warehousing duties including storing and sales.
Recommendation 8A
70.27B We recommend that the grades of Baler and Workers (Stores and Sales Department) be merged and restyled Senior Warehouse Operative. Appointment thereto should be made from among employees in the grades of Warehouse Operative, Gateman and Sanitary Attendant.
After paragraph 70.27, to delete sub-title "Clerical Officer" (Warehouse Section)

Paragraph 70.28
To delete whole content and replace by
Assistant Accounts Clerk (Warehouse Section)
Accounts Clerk (Warehouse Section)
70.28 Given the pattern of work at the Warehouse Section, Assistant Accounts Clerk and Accounts Clerk posted in the Section have to put in more hours of work than their counterparts in the Administrative Section. We are providing for the payment of an allowance to these officers
Page 447
Paragraph 70.29
Recommendation 9
To delete whole content and replace by
70.29 We recommend the payment of a monthly allowance of Rs 800 and Rs 1050 to Assistant Accounts Clerk and Accounts Clerk respectively who are required to put in additional hours of work when posted at the Warehouse Section for a whole month.
Page 448
Under Salary Code TOB 3 : To delete Rs 7850 and replace by Rs 8025
Under Salary Code TOB 4 : To delete "Workers (Stores and Sales Department)"
Under Salary Code TOB 5 : To delete "Baler"
To insert after Salary Code TOB 5
TOB 5A : Rs 5425 x 125 - 5675 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 8400
Senior Warehouse Operative
formerly Baler
Workers (Stores and Sales Department)
To insert after salary code TOB 6
TOB 6A : Rs 6125 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000
Driver/Office Attendant
Page 449
To insert after salary code TOB 11
TOB 11A : Rs 6275 x 150 - 7325 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 11800
Laboratory Attendant
Page 450
To insert after salary code TOB 24
TOB 24A : Rs 12600 x 400 - 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 19400
Internal Controller
TRUST FUND FOR SPECIALISED MEDICAL CARE (CARDIAC CENTRE)
Page 463
Recommendation 1
Paragraph 74.5
Figures "600" and "900" in the table should read 630 and 945 respectively.
Paragraph 74.6
2nd Line
Rs 425should read Rs 445
Page 464
Recommendation 3
Paragraph 74.10
To delete whole content and replace by
We recommend that for the period 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2004 officers who effectively work on a night shift should be paid a night duty allowance equivalent to 7.5% of the normal rate per hour for the hours between 23.00 hours and 05.00 hours including up to a maximum of two hours lying-in period. The rate shall be 10% of the hourly rate for the period July 2004 to June 2005, 12.5% for the period July 2005 to June 2006 and 15% as from 1 July 2006.
To add after paragraph 74.10
74.10A We further recommend that, subject to the approval of the High Powered Committee, the night duty allowance be computed exceptionally at the rate of 15% and on the basis of eight hours in a normal night shift of 13½ hours for officers in the Specialised Nursing Officer Cadre and this for the period
1 July 2004 to 30 June 2008.
To add after paragraph 74.11
Recommendation 4A
74.11A We recommend that the provisions of Recommendation 15 made at paragraph 28.64 in Volume II Part I in respect of the Special Medical Service Allowance under the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life be also extended to members of the medical profession at the Trust Fund for Specialised Medical Care (Cardiac Centre).
74.11B We also recommend that the provisions of Recommendation 18A made at paragraph 28.74A in this Errors, Omissions and Clarifications Report should be equally applied to members of the medical profession at the Trust Fund for Specialised Medical Care (Cardiac Centre).
74.11C We further recommend that the provisions of Recommendation 10 made at paragraph 15.2.37 of Volume I of the Report as subsequently amended should equally apply to officers in the grade of Specialised Registered Medical Officer reckoning an aggregate of 14 years' service in the grade and that of Medical and Health Officer/Senior Medical and Health Officer, though drawing salary in a scale the maximum of which is less than
Rs 40000.
74.11D Beneficiaries in this category would be allowed to take advantage of Recommendation 10 made at paragraph 15.2.37 only after five years have elapsed from the date of last purchase of their duty remitted cars.
Recommendation 5
Paragraph 74.13
To add after 10 months : "/220 hours"
To add after paragraph 74.13
Recommendation 5A
74.13A We recommend that Theatre Attendants posted in the Operation Theatre for a whole month should be paid an allowance of Rs 300 a month.
Page 466
Salary code TFSMC 16
Figure"20800" should read "21600"
Salary code TFSMC 17
Figure"17600" should read "18200"
Salary code TFSMC 19
Figure "21600" should read "22400"
Page 467
Salary code TFSMC 23
To delete : Salary Scale
To replace by : Rs 32000 x 1000 - 40000 x 1250 - 45000

UNIVERSITY OF MAURITIUS
Page 469
To insert after paragraph 75.6
Duty Free Facilities for Senior Lecturers
Recommendation 1A
75.6A We recommend that the provisions of Recommendation 10 made at paragraph 15.2.37 of the Report as subsequently amended in this Errors, Omissions and Clarifications Report should equally apply to Senior Lecturers reckoning at least 14 years' service in the Cadre, though drawing salary in a scale the maximum of which is less than Rs 40000.
75.6B Beneficiaries in this category would be allowed to take advantage of the provisions of Recommendation 10 only after five years have elapsed as from the date of last purchase of their duty remitted cars.
Page 470
Recommendation 6
At the end of paragraph 75.17
To add : This recommendation should also apply to non-academic staff.
To insert after paragraph 75.17
Recommendation 6A
75.17A We recommend that:
(a) the University of Mauritius in consultation with the Tertiary Education Commission, may subject to availability of funds
(i) evolve and implement incentive schemes for academic staff engaged in multidisciplinary research and research likely to contribute to wealth creation, policy formulation and transfer of technology or for the environmental, social and cultural development of Mauritius,
(ii) consider the advisability of granting an allowance to Academics for supervising MPhil/PhD students and
(iii) consider the advisability or otherwise of granting an allowance to Academics regularly lecturing at Master's level;
(b) the Council of the University of Mauritius considers the advisability of providing assistance in terms of soft loan/subsidy to academics for the purchase of teaching aids including laptop computers, subject to availability of funds;

(c) the University of Mauritius may consider the grant of a higher entry point in the salary scale to academics who, on recruitment, possess qualifications higher than those minimum prescribed and for wide proven experience in their field;
(d) academics holding a PhD Degree recognised by the Council should be granted four pensionable months of service for every three years of post-doctoral effective service subject to a maximum of forty months;
(e) the University of Mauritius in consultation with the State Insurance Company of Mauritius Ltd evolves an appropriate scheme to allow those academics who join the University after a long period of study and who consequently would not complete 331/3 years of service, to purchase additional years of service at the start of their career to enable them to qualify for full pension at the time of retirement. Academics in post as at 30 June 2003 should however be given the option of purchasing additional years of service at the time the scheme is implemented; and
(f) the High Powered Committee studies the advisability of allowing in due course an amount of Rs 5000 monthly out of the allowance presently paid, to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mauritius to chair the meetings of the Senate, to be reckoned for pension purposes.
Page 473
To insert after Salary Code UNI 17
UNI 17A : Rs 13800 x 400 - 14600
Trainee Instructional Designer
Page 474
Under Salary Code UNI 31
To add : Head, University of Mauritius Press
Page 475
Under Salary Code UNI 38
To add : Sports Organiser
Under Salary Code UNI 39
To add : Web/Multimedia Developer

Page 476
Under Salary Code UNI 46
To delete : Senior Assistant Registrar
To add : Manager (Information Technology Services)
Manager (Management Information Systems)
To add after Salary Code UNI 46
UNI 46A : Rs 28000 x 1000 - 39000
Deputy Registrar (Future Holder)
Under Salary Code UNI 48
To add : Deputy Registrar (Personal)
Director, Quality Assurance
Director, Virtual Centre for Innovative Learning Technologies
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MAURITIUS
Page 478
To insert after paragraph 76.6
Head of School
Recommendation 1A
76.6A We recommend the creation of a grade of Head of School. The grade would be filled either on an assignment basis or on contractual terms from among candidates possessing a Master's Degree, an earned Doctorate (PhD) and reckoning at least four years' post-doctoral experience in universities and professional practice. The salary should be negotiable in the range of
Rs 40000 to Rs 45000. The entry point would be determined, based on the level at which the post doctoral experience has been acquired by the incumbent.
76.6B The Head of School shall be the Chairman of the School Board and among other duties, coordinate and supervise the teaching and research work in the School, and perform such academic/administrative duties assigned to him by the Academic Council or the Director-General.

To insert after paragraph 76.10
Duty Free Facilities for Senior Lecturers
Recommendation 2A
76.10A We recommend that the provisions of Recommendation 10 made at paragraph 15.2.37 of the Report as subsequently amended in this Errors, Omissions and Clarifications Report should equally apply to Senior Lecturers reckoning at least 14 years' service in the Cadre, though drawing salary in a scale the maximum of which is less than Rs 40000.
76.10B Beneficiaries in this category would be allowed to take advantage of the provisions of Recommendation 10 only after five years have elapsed as from the date of last purchase of their duty remitted cars.
Page 481
Recommendation 7
At the end of paragraph 76.25
To add : This recommendation should also apply to non-academic staff
After paragraph 76.25
To insert
Recommendation 7A
76.25A The Board of Governors may, subject to the availability of funds, considers the advisability of applying the provisions of recommendation made at paragraph 75.17A (a) to its Academics.
Page 483
To insert after Salary Code UTM 15
UTM 15A : Rs 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 20000 x 800 - 22400
Office Superintendent (New Grade)
To insert after Salary Code UTM 22
UTM 22A : Rs 22400 x 800 - 28000 x 1000 - 30000
Head of Resource Centre (New Grade)
Page 484
Under Salary Code UTM 26
To add : Professor (New Grade)

To insert after Salary Code UTM 26
UTM 26A : Rs 47500
Deputy Director-General (New Grade)
WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
Page 491
Under Salary code WMA 37
To delete : Scientific Officer
formerly Biochemist
To add after Salary Code WMA 37
WMA 37A : Rs 14600 x 400 - 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 20000 x 800 - 27200
Scientific Officer
formerly Biochemist
PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Page 494
To insert after paragraph 1.8
Dean (New Grade)
Recommendation 1A
1.8A We recommend that in line with the recommendation made for the State Secondary Schools, the Ministry of Education in conjunction with the PSSA may consider the advisability of extending the recommendation concerning the creation of a grade of Dean in the Private Secondary Schools wherever the need is felt.
Page 495
Recommendation 3
Paragraph 1.13
7th Line
To insert after "basic salary"
or to the higher salary point where the sum obtained is between two salary points.

Page 497
To insert after paragraph 1.21
General Attendant formerly Attendant - Office, Laboratory, Specialist Room
Recommendation 6A
1.21A We recommend that General Attendants who
(a) possess at least a pass in Biology or Chemistry or Physics obtained at the Cambridge School Certificate or at the General Certificate of Education "Ordinary Level"
(b) work exclusively in the laboratory, and
(c) have reached the top salary of the scale
be allowed to proceed incrementally up to salary point Rs 11800 in the master salary scale.
Page 499
Recommendation 9
After paragraph 1.30
To insert
(iiA) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 27.89 (i) of Volume I, we recommend that vacation leave in excess of the normal 50% of annual entitlement during term time may, subject to the exigencies of the service, be granted to officers:
(a) proceeding on pre-retirement leave;
(b) for medical treatment overseas for self or to accompany an immediate member of the family for treatment abroad when such treatment is not available locally;
(c) to attend to an immediate member of the family staying abroad and undergoing medical treatment; and
(d) for any other case, once in the officer's career.
To insert after paragraph 1.33
1.33A We also recommend that the salaries of those officers who
(i) were registered on or before 30 June 2003 and
(ii) join a higher level teaching grade on successful completion of the course
should be adjusted hypothetically in the 1998 salary scales as if the officers have joined the higher level grade on the 30 June 2003 and have been granted three increments subject to the top salary. The hypothetical salaries arrived at should then be converted in the normal manner according to the master conversion table of the 2003 PRB Report subject to the maximum salary of the grade.
Recommendation 10A
1.33B We recommend that unqualified non-teaching staff reckoning 15 years' service and drawing initial salary as at 30 June 2003 be granted three increments hypothetically prior to conversion to the recommended salary scale.
1.33C We also recommend that employees in the above category should be eligible for the grant of annual increment as from 01 July 2003.

MAURITIUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Page 10
To insert after paragraph 2.19
Technician/Producer (Radio) (New Grade)
2.19A With the digitalisation of Radio equipment there is need to create a grade to operate the computerised equipment in line with new modern technological trends in terms of quality broadcast.
Recommendation 5A
2.19B We recommend the creation of a grade of Technician/Producer(Radio). Appointment thereto would be by selection from among Senior Broadcast Operators having at least five years' experience in the grade and possessing passes in two subjects at GCE'A' level including Mathematics and Physics, and who are fully conversant with IT tools and have at least three years' proven work experience in operating sound mixers.
2.19C The Technician/Producer would, among others, operate digital sound mixer, set studio for different radio programmes, edit, mix and package up radio programmes including phone-in and liaise with resource persons for radio programmes.
Page 11
Under Salary Code MBC 38
To add : Technician/Producer (Radio) (New Grade)
Page 14
Recommendation 10
To insert after paragraph 2.29
2.29A We also recommend that the Journaliste Reporteur d'Image, on reaching the top of his salary scale, be allowed to proceed in the master salary scale up to salary point Rs 30000 provided he has been efficient and effective and has not been adversely reported upon.
Page 16
Under Salary Code MBC 40
To delete : Journaliste Reporteur d'Image (New Grade) (Roster)
To insert after Salary Code MBC 40
MBC 40B : Rs 16000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 20000 x 800 - 27200
Journaliste Reporteur d'Image (New Grade) (Roster)
Page 25
Recommendation 28
Paragraph 2.69
To delete whole content and replace by
We recommend the creation of a grade of Video Editor/Senior Video Editor to be appointed by selection from among officers in the grades of Broadcast Operator reckoning at least eight years' relevant experience and Senior Broadcast Operator reckoning at least five years' relevant experience.
Page 26
Salary Code MBC 34
To delete whole content and replace by
Rs 17600 x 600 - 20000 x 800 - 24000
Head Animation Graphics Artist (New Grade)
Page 35
To delete : Salary Code MBC 27 and whole content
To insert
MBC 27A : Rs 13000 x 400 - 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 19400
Internal Audit Officer (New Grade)
Page 36
Paragraph 2.95
Last sentence should read
"He may also be required to provide secretarial services to the Board"
Page 37
To insert after paragraph 2.97
Corporate Secretary (New Grade)
2.97A The Corporation is called upon to operate in a competitive environment and there is need to create a grade of Corporate Secretary to provide support to the Board and to the Director General for the achievement of the organisational objectives.

Recommendation 38A
2.97B We recommend the creation of a grade of Corporate Secretary. Appointment thereto should be by selection from among professionally qualified Accountants or Law Practitioners or members of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Candidates should reckon a minimum of five years' post qualification experience acceptable to the Board.
2.97C The Corporate Secretary would, amongst others, act as Secretary of the Board, schedule meetings, prepare reports and agendas, prepare and keep in safe custody all corporate documents, communicate Board's decision and report to the Board matters relating to tenders, contracts and insurance.
Page 38
To insert after paragraph 2.106
2.106A For the past years MBC has undergone huge infrastructural development, which requires continuous and effective maintenance. These maintenance works are actually being carried out by a team of manual multi-skilled workers and there is need for a grade of Plant and Maintenance Officer to lead them.
Plant and Maintenance Officer (New Grade)
Recommendation 42A
2.106B We recommend the creation of a grade of Plant and Maintenance Officer. Appointment thereto should be from among candidates possessing a post 'A' level Degree in Civil Engineering and Maintenance or a related field and reckoning at least two years' relevant experience.
2.106C The Plant and Maintenance Officer would, among others, be required to ensure proper maintenance of MBC premises, plants and buildings; supervise the work carried out by any building or plant maintenance contractor, develop and implement preventive maintenance programmes for building and utilities and advise management on maintenance issues for policy decisions.
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To insert after Salary Code MBC 39
MBC 40A : Rs 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 20000 x 800 - 27200
Plant and Maintenance Officer (New Grade)
To add under Salary Code MBC 46
Corporate Secretary (New Grade)
 
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To insert after paragraph 2.111
Human Resource Officer (New Grade)
Recommendation 44A
2.111A We further recommend the creation of a grade of Human Resource Officer. Recruitment thereto should be from among candidates possessing a post 'A' level Degree in Human Resource Management.
2.111B The Human Resource Officer would, among others, assist the Human Resource Manager in all Human Resource activities, formulate and implement Human Resource policies in line with changing business needs and manage employee relations effectively.
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To insert after Salary Code MBC 33
MBC 39 : Rs 14200 x 400 - 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 20000 x 800 -27200
Human Resource Officer (New Grade)
Pages 44, 45 and 46
To delete headings "MARKETING, SALES AND CUSTOMER CARE DIVISION" and whole content
To replace by
MARKETING AND SALES DIVISION
2.114 With the liberalisation of airwaves and the entrance of new competitors in the market, the organisation is called upon to review its marketing and sales strategy. The relevant grades in the marketing and sales section are being restyled, the duties reviewed and appropriate qualifications set.
Marketing and Sales Manager formerly Sales Manager
Recommendation 46
2.115 We recommend the restyling of the grade of Sales Manager to Marketing and Sales Manager. In future, appointment thereto should be from among candidates possessing a post 'A' Level Degree in Marketing or a professional qualification in the related field and having five years' relevant experience. Preference would be given to candidates possessing a post graduate qualification in Marketing or Management.
2.116 The Marketing and Sales Manager would be required, among others, to develop and implement strategic policy and plan for the Division, liaise with appropriate organisations and conduct audience surveys about programmes.
Marketing and Sales Executive (New Grade)
Recommendation 47
2.117 We recommend the creation of a grade of Marketing and Sales Executive against abolition of that of Assistant Sales Manager. Appointment thereto should be from among candidates possessing a post 'A' Level Diploma in Marketing or a related field OR from among candidates having the Cambridge Higher School Certificate and a Certificate in Marketing or related field and reckoning two years' relevant experience.
2.118 The Marketing and Sales Executive would be required, amongst others, to meet clients and provide them with information on MBC TV and Radio programme, promote and sell advertising slots and analyse sales statistics and prepare sales reports at regular intervals.
MARKETING AND SALES DIVISION
SALARY SCHEDULE

MBC 27 : Rs 10600 x 400 - 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 19400

Marketing and Sales Executive (New Grade)

MBC 46 : Rs 28000 x 1000 - 34000
Marketing and Sales Manager
formerly Sales manager
CUSTOMER CARE DEPARTMENT
2.119 To promote the corporate image of the organisation and carry out audience surveys both for Radio and Television, an appropriate structure to cater for customers is warranted. We are providing for a Customer Care Department.
Manager, Customer Care (New Grade)
Recommendation 48
2.120 We recommend the creation of a grade of Manager, Customer Care to be responsible for the Customer Care Department. Recruitment thereto should be from among candidates possessing a post 'A' Level Degree in Communication, Public Relations or a related field together with a postgraduate qualification in Management or a related field and reckoning at least five years' post qualification experience.
2.120A The Manager Customer Care would be required, amongst others, to manage the Department, develop a system to maintain close relationship with viewers and listeners, conduct surveys, develop an effective internal communication system to receive feedback from customers, advise on improvement of Radio and TV programmes and deal with public relations.

Customer Care Officer (New Grade)
Recommendation 49
2.121 We recommend the creation of a grade of Customer Care Officer. Appointment thereto should be from among candidates possessing the Cambridge Higher School Certificate or a General Certificate of Education 'A' Level, with passes in at least two subjects and reckoning at least two years' experience in Public Relations or a related field.
For the first intake, consideration should be given to holders of a Certificate in Communication Studies or Public Relations or a related field and having the relevant experience.
2.121A The Customer Care Officer would, amongst others, be required to operate a switchboard, answer and direct calls and queries, assist in all public relations duties, guide and provide assistance to visitors and perform related duties.
Senior Customer Care Officer (New Grade)

Recommendation 49A

2.122 We also recommend the creation of a grade of Senior Customer Care Officer. Appointment thereto should be by selection from among officers in the grade of Customer Care Officer reckoning at least three years' experience and possessing a Diploma in Communication Studies or Public Relations or a related field.
For the first intake, consideration should be given to holders of a Diploma in Communication Studies or Public Relations and having the relevant experience.
2.122A The Senior Customer Care Officer would be required, amongst others, to manage the unit, deal with members of the public, develop a system to maintain close relationship with viewers and listeners, conduct surveys to receive feedback from Stakeholders and suggest ways for improving the Radio and TV programme.
CUSTOMER CARE DEPARTMENT
SALARY SCHEDULE

MBC 20 : Rs 8025 x 175 - 8200 x 200 - 9000 x 250 - 10000 x 300 - 10600 x 400 - 15000

Customer Care Officer (New Grade)

MBC 27 : Rs 10600 x 400 - 15000 x 500 - 17000 x 600 - 19400

Senior Customer Care Officer (New Grade)

MBC 46 : Rs 28000 x 1000 - 34000
Manager, Customer Care (New Grade)
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To delete contents of paragraphs 3.23 and 3.24 and replace by
3.23 An attendance bonus of 9% of salary up to a maximum of Rs 1000 is paid to all employees who do not take any casual/sick leave during a month. When an employee is absent for one day, he is entitled to 50% of the bonus and for absence of 2 days or more the whole bonus is foregone.
3.24 A monthly allowance is also payable for excess hours over and above normal roster/office hours. Employees in categories A,B and C have to put in a minimum of 10 additional hours while those classified in category D have to put in a minimum of 15 additional hours to qualify for the allowance. The maximum entitlements in respect of different categories of staff are Rs 2500 for categories A and B and Rs 1600 for categories C and D. For every week of vacation leave taken, 25% of the quantum is deducted.
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Recommendation 9
Paragraph 3.29
To delete sub-sections (a) and (b) and replace by
(a) the maximum attendance bonus payable to employees on shift and roster be revised to Rs 1200.
(b) the ceiling in respect of allowance for excess hours be revised from Rs 2500 to Rs 3000 for categories A and B and from Rs 1600 to Rs 1920 for categories C and D.