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Select Committees

Whenever the need arises, the National Assembly, by resolution, appoints ad hoc committees, known as Select Committees, to enquire and report on designated matters to the House.
The present Assembly has appointed six such committees, namely:
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
The composition of the Committee :
 
The Honourable I. Collendavelloo (Chairperson)
The Honourable V. Baloomoody
The Honourable N. Bodha
Dr the Honourable A. Boolell
The Honourable M. Dulloo
The Honourable A. Ganoo
The Honourable A. Gayan
The Honourable E. Leung Shing
The Honourable J. Von Mally
 
The Committee was ordered by the Assembly
(a) to review existing legislation relating to bribery, fraud and corruption and to identify the lacunae and shortcomings in the present legal system;
(b) to study comparative system in other jurisdictions and to make recommendations for the setting up of an independent commission and/or other appropriate legal and institutional framework to combat, inquire into and suppress corrupt practices and fraud at all levels of economic and political activities;
(c) to make recommendations for the establishment of a body required to set norms and standards of business and political conduct and practices and to inquire into any allegation or suspicion of fraud and corruption and other malpractice;
(d) to make recommendations on appropriate penalties and other sanctions for the repression of fraud, corruption and malpractice;
(e) to propose measures for international cooperation and exchanges to combat cross-border fraud and corruption; and
(f) to produce draft legislation for the consideration of the House covering the above matters,
and for the above purposes to call for such persons or body of persons and to order such persons or body of persons t produce any paper, book, record or document in their possession or under their control as the Committee may deem fit and appropriate in the circumstances."
View the Report on Fraud and Corruption

N.B:The Hon. M.Dulloo and the Hon. A.Boolell resigned from the Select Committee as announced by the Speaker on 18 Dec 2001
 

 
The composition of the Committee :
The Honourable I. Collendavelloo (Chairperson)
The Honourable E. J. Leung Shing
The Honourable R. Yerrigadoo
The Honourable Mrs L. D. Dookun Luchoomun
The Honourable G. Gunness
The Honourable V. Baloomoody
The Honourable M.M. Dulloo
Dr the Honourable M.S. Chady
The Honourable J. Von Mally
 
The Committee was ordered by the Assembly, in the wake of the report and recommendations of the Commission on Constitutional and Electoral Reform 2001/2002 -
(a) to examine further the Commission's report and the recommendations in the matter of the introduction of a measure of proportional representation in our electoral system;
(b) to make recommendations, without prejudice to the existing best loser system, regarding the modalities for the implementation of the Commission's recommendations that the National Assembly should be composed of 62 members as at present and of a further 30 members chosen proportionately from parties having obtained more than 10 per cent of the total number votes cast at a general election; and
(c) to propose appropriate legislative measures to give effect to the recommendations.
 
 

 
The composition of the Committee is as follows:
The Honourable E. J. Leung Shing (Chairperson)
The Honourable G. P. Lesjongard
The Honourable K. C. Kushiram
The Honourable D. Jeeha
The Honourable D. Roopun
The Honourable F. Abdoola
The Honourable X. L. Duval
Dr The Honorable A. Boolell
The Honourable J. A. Nancy

 
The Committee was ordered by the Assembly -
                  To examine the recommendations of the Commission on Constitutional and Electoral Reforms 2001/2002 regarding the public funding of political parties, in order to elaborate further on those recommendations and make further recommendations on the subject of the funding of political parties, with a view to promoting sound, dynamic and lively democracy and eliminatingthe risks of corruption and influence peddling.
 

 
The composition of the Committee is as follows:
The Honourable S.Obeegadoo (Chairperson)
The Honourable M. Choonee
The Honourable P. Meenowa
The Honourable M. Chumroo
Dr The Honourable R. Bhowon
Dr The Honourable J. Jhurry
Dr The Honourable A. Boolell
Dr The Honourable B. Hookoom
The Honourable M. Dulloo
In accordance with the Standing Order 66(8) of the standing Orders and Rules of the National Assembly 1995, the above Private Member's Bill stands referred to a Select Committee for examination of its provisions.
 
 

 
The Select Committee on the Trust Fund for the Soroptimist Day Care Centre for the Elderly Bill
(No xix of 2004)

The composition of the Committee :

Hon. Dr R. Bhowon, MP, Chairperson
Hon. F. Abdoola, MP
Hon. Mrs D. Dookun-Luchoomun, MP
Hon. M. Dowarkasing
Hon. Dr B. Hookoom, MP
Hon. Dr R. Jeetah, Mp
Hon. S. Lauthan, MP
Hon. D. Nagalingum, MP
Hon. Mrs D. Perrier, MP
N.B:The Honourable M. Dowarkasing submitted his resignation from the Select Committee on 13 September 2004
In accordance with the Standing Order 66(8) of the standing Orders and Rules of the National Assembly 1995, the above Private Member's Bill stands referred to a Select Committee for examination of its provisions.

 
The Select Committee on the Proposed Introduction of the Electronic Voting Machine in our Electoral System
The following motion standing in the name of the Honourable Prime Minister, Minister of Defence and Home Affairs was voted by the National Assembly on Tuesday 26 0ctober 2004: -

“ This Assembly is of the opinion that, in accordance with Standing Order 70 of the Standing Orders of the National Assembly, a Select Committee of such members as may be nominated by Mr Speaker, should be appointed in the context of the proposed introduction of the Electronic Voting Machine in our electoral system, to make recommendations to Government on:-
(i) the desirability of having a null vote button option in the Electronic Voting Machine;
(ii) counting on the same day;
(iii) the production of photo voter’s card/National Identity Card by each voter at time of voting;
(i) the desirability to use indelible ink to mark fingers of voters; and
(ii) any other aspects of the use of the Electronic Voting Machine”.
The composition of the Committee is :
(i). Hon. P. Roopun, MP - Chairperson
(ii). Hon. M. Allet, MP
(iii). Hon. A. Bachoo, MP
(iv) Hon. J. B. David, MP
(v). Hon. M. Dulloo, MP
(vi). Hon. P. Jeeha, MP
(vii). Hon. J. Leopold, MP
(viii). Hon. D. Nagalingum, MP
(ix) Hon. A. Nancy, MP