GIS - Dec 10, 2012: A Committee under the Chairmanship of Mr Dharam Dev Manraj, Senior Adviser, Project Management and Delivery Unit, Prime Minister’s Office, has been set up by the Government to look into errors, omissions and alleged anomalies arising out of the 2013 Report of the Pay Research Bureau (PRB).
This decision follows a meeting that the Prime Minister, Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam, GCSK, FRCP, had with representatives of Trade Unions on 26 October 2012 as regards the PRB Report 2013 on the Review of Pay and Grading Structures and Conditions of Service in the Public sector (Civil Service, Parastatal and other Statutory Bodies, Local Authorities and Rodrigues Regional Assembly) and the Private Secondary Schools.
The Committee which will have its seat on the 8th Floor, Emmanuel Anquetil Building Port Louis, will have as tasks the following:
• receive representations through the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms from staff associations, trade unions, public officers, local government officers, officers of the Rodrigues Regional Assembly, officers employed by parastatal and statutory bodies and employees of private secondary schools;
• examine the representations and make appropriate recommendations thereon, and
• determine in the light of such representations the extent to which it is appropriate, necessary and advisable to modify the reports of the PRB and to accordingly make other additional recommendations.
The Committee will be required to submit its report by 28 February 2013 taking into account several broad parameters while considering the submissions. These are mainly, the changes in economic environment, economic performance and the need for increased productivity; the economic and financial development in the country; the capacity of the Government to pay; the remuneration trends in the economy and market realities; and other salient factors.
It will be recalled that following a request of the Federation of Civil Service and Other Unions, the deadline for the submission of cases of errors, omissions and alleged anomalies has been extended to 31 December 2012.