NATIONAL PENSIONS BOARD
The National Pensions Board is established under Section 31 of the National Pensions Act, 1976 and the function of the Board is as follows:
(i) The Board may of its own accord advise the Minister on of any matter relating to the Act.
(ii) The Board shall advise the Ministry on any matter referred to it by the Minister.
The Board is composed of the following:
(i) a Chairman;
(ii) a representative of the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development ;
(iii) a representative of the Ministry of Health and Wellness;
(iv) a representative of the Ministry of Labour, Human Resource Development and Training;
(v) a representative of the Ministry of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity;
(vi) two representative of employers in the Sugar industry;
(vii) two representatives of employers from among employers outside the sugar industry;
(viii) two representatives of employees in the sugar industry; and
(ix) two representatives of employees outside the sugar industry.
Address: c/o Ministry of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity (Social Security and National Solidarity Division), R. Seeneevassen Building, Jules Koenig Street, Port Louis
Telephone No: 207 0625
NATIONAL SAVINGS FUND TECHNICAL COMMITTEE The National Savings Fund Technical Committee is established under Section of the National Savings Fund Act the National and the function of the Technical Committee is to advise:
(i) the Minister in the discharge of his responsibilities under this Act; and
(ii) the NPF and NSF Investment Committee referred to in section 10 on matters regarding the investments of the Fund.
The National Savings Fund Technical Committee is a tripartite advisory committee with composition as follows:
(i) a chairman to be appointed by the Minister;
(ii) a representative of the Ministry of Social Security and National Solidarity;
(iii) 3 representatives of employees appointed by the Minister after consultation with the trade unions;3 representatives of employers appointed by the Minister after consultation with the Mauritius Employers' Federation ( Business Mauritius); and
(iv) 3 representative of Government.
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE REHABILITATION OF DISABLED PERSONS (NCRD)
The NCRD is a corporate body which was set up under the National Council for the Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons Act 1986 as the National Coordination Committee on disability issues. Its main objectives are to:-
(i) Promote the welfare of persons with disabilities;
(ii) co-ordinate the activities of voluntary organisations catering for disabled persons;
(iii) promote the development and expansion of rehabilitation services;
(iv) advise on aspects of disabled persons; and
(v) co-ordinate with private national and international agencies engaged in the rehabilitation of disabled persons and to disseminate technical information received from these sources.
Telephone No: 207 0625/ 208 9913
TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OF DISABLED PERSONS BOARD (TEDPB)
The Training and Employment of Disabled Persons Board was set up in April 1986 and works towards the integration of persons with disabilities in the mainstream employment. The TEDP Act 1996 (amended in 2012) provides that the workforce of all enterprises employing 35 or more employees, should include 3% persons with disabilities. The TEDPB acts as a facilitator in finding employment or training for persons with disabilities.
Its main objectives are to:-
(i) prevent discrimination against persons with disabilities;
(ii) liaise with appropriate vocational training organisations and other training institutions for the training of persons with disabilities;
(iii) educate and sensitise employers on the importance of employing persons with disabilities and contribute to remove barriers or prejudices with regard to the employment of such persons;
(iv) operate and encourage schemes and projects for the training and employment of persons with disabilities; and
improve generally the social and economic status and condition of persons with disabilities.
Telephone No: 207 0625/ 207 0647
LOIS LAGESSE TRUST FUND (LLTF)
The Lois Lagesse Trust Fund has been set up under the Lois Lagesse Trust Fund Act 1983 to integrate visually impaired persons in the mainstream society.
(i) aid, train and educate blind and visually impaired persons;
(ii) assist blind persons in obtaining medical treatment and suitable employment;
(iii) set up and manage training centres, schools and hostels for the blind;
(iv) cater for the general welfare of the blind;and
(v) organise and participate in leisure, recreational, extracurricular activities including music and sports.
Address: 101, Colonel Maingard Street, Beau Bassin
Telephone No: 491 4340/ 454 3253
SENIOR CITIZENS COUNCIL (SCC)
The Senior Citizens Council is a body corporate governed by the Senior Citizens Council Act 1995, as amended in 2011 and operates under the aegis of this Ministry.
Its main objectives are to:
(i) promote generally activities and projects for the welfare of senior citizens;
(ii) maintain effective communication with senior citizens;
(iii) establish contacts with organisations engaged in similar activities in Mauritius and abroad
(iv) advise the government on matters relating to the welfare of senior citizens; and
(v) implement such policies and programmes in favour of senior citizens, as may be specified or approved by the Minister.
Address: Astor Court, Lislet Geoffroy Street, Port Louis
Telephone No: 211 3246
NATIONAL SOLIDARITY FUND (NSF)
The National Solidarity Fund was set up under the National Solidarity Fund Act 1991 with the following objectives:-
(i) to provide financial assistance to citizens of Mauritius, residing in Mauritius who may require surgical operations which can be performed abroad or in medical institutions in Mauritius, as approved by the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life; and
(ii) to provide, with the approval of the Minister, financial assistance directly to individuals who have undergone severe personal hardship.
Services provided by the National Solidarity Fund
Address: 3rd Floor, Court View Building, 21, Pope Henessy Street, Port Louis
Telephone No: 210 8152/211 3438
RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES BOARD (RCHB)
The Residential Care Homes Act 2003, proclaimed with effect from 21st August 2004, has as main objectives to:-
(i) exercise general supervision and control over Residential Care Homes;
(ii) establish codes of practice for Residential Care Homes and monitor compliance with the codes;
(iii) process applications for Residential Care Home Licences;
(iv) renew licences of Residential Care Homes;
(v) receive members of the public for advice on procedures to submit an application;
(vi) provide information to managers/ proposed managers of the Residential Care Homes;
attend to complaints; and
(vii) effect site visits at Residential Care Homes to ensure compliance with legislations governing same.
Telephone No: 207 6764