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Description of Statistics Board

The Statistics Board
 
The Statistics Board was set up in September 2011 under Section 23 of the Statistics Act 2000. It is mandated to offer guidance to the Minister responsible for statistical matters and other producers of statistics on the directions and priorities for official statistics.  The Board aims to strengthen the confidence and trust of the public in official statistics by assisting to reinforce the professional and autonomous environment within which the statistical system operates in respect of data collection, analysis and reporting.
 
 Membership of the Board
 
As per the Act, the Board consists of the following members:
 
(i) a Chairperson, suitably qualified and experienced in the field of statistics, economics, social sciences, finance, management or related fields, appointed by the President, acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister tendered after the Prime Minister has consulted the Leader of the Opposition, on such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Prime Minister;
 
(ii) the Financial Secretary or his representative;
 
(iii) a Deputy Governor of the Bank of Mauritius or his representative;
 
(iv) a representative of the private sector, appointed by the Minister on the advice of the Joint Economic Council;
 
(v) a qualified and suitable person having international experience on official statistics, appointed by the Minister responsible for statistics;
 
(vi)  the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mauritius or his representative; and
 
(vii) the Director of Statistics Mauritius.
 
Members of the Statistics Board from September 2011 to March 2015
(i)   Mr Gilbert Gnany
Chairperson
(ii)  Mr Patrick Y.S.Yip Wang Wing
Representative of the Financial Secretary
(iii) Mr Issa Mohamad Soormally
Second Deputy Governor
(iv)  Mr Nunkoomar Deerpalsing
Representative of the Private Sector
(v)   Ms. Dheemun Devi Manraj
Professional with international experience
(vi)  Mr. Nashad Auchoybur
Representative of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Mauritius
(vii)  Ms. Li Fa Cheung Kai Suet
Director of Statistics
(viii)Ms. Clairette Ah-Hen
Chief Executive of Financial Services Commission, Co - opted Member
 
 
Members of the Statistics Board from April to September 2015
(i)      Ms. Marie Jennifer Jean Louis Chairperson
(ii)     Mr. Patrick Y.S. Yip Wang Wing             Representative of the Financial Secretary
(iii)    Mr. Jitendra Nathsingh Bissessur Representative of the Second Deputy Governor
(iv)    Mr. Raj Makoond Representative of the Private Sector
(v)     Ms. Dheemun Devi Manraj Professional with international experience
(vi)    Dr. Naushad Ali Mamode Khan Representative of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Mauritius
(vii)   Ms. Li Fa Cheung Kai suet Director of Statistics
(viii)  Mr. Padassery Kuriakose Kuriachen Ag. Chief Executive of Financial Services Commission, Co - opted Member
Members of the Statistics Board from October 2015 to June 2016
(i)      Ms. Marie Jennifer Jean Louis Chairperson
(ii)     Mr. Patrick Y.S. Yip Wang Wing             Representative of the Financial Secretary
(iii)    Mr. Jitendra Nathsingh Bissessur Representative of the Second Deputy Governor
(iv)    Mr. Raj Makoond Representative of the Private Sector
(v)     Ms. Dheemun Devi Manraj Professional with international experience
(vi)    Dr. Naushad Ali Mamode Khan Representative of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Mauritius
(vii)   Mr. Deepuk Bahadoor  Ag. Director of Statistics
(viii)  Mr. Padassery Kuriakose Kuriachen Ag. Chief Executive of Financial Services Commission, Co - opted Member
Members of the Statistics Board as from July 2016
(i)      Ms. Marie Jennifer Jean Louis Chairperson
(ii)     Mr. Patrick Y.S. Yip Wang Wing             Representative of the Financial Secretary
(iii)    Mr. Jitendra Nathsingh Bissessur Representative of the Second Deputy Governor
(iv)    Mr. Raj Makoond Representative of the Private Sector
(v)     Ms. Dheemun Devi Manraj Professional with international experience
(vi)    Dr. Naushad Ali Mamode Khan Representative of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Mauritius
(vii)   Ms. Yasmin Cassimally  Ag. Director of Statistics
(viii)  Mr. Padassery Kuriakose Kuriachen Ag. Chief Executive of Financial Services Commission, Co - opted Member