The new system is expected to streamline payroll-related operations and eliminate manual processes from current payroll activities.PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, January 11, 2022 / APO Group / -
In its third issue of the electronic newsletter published in December 2021, the Central Information Systems Division (CISD) of the Ministry of Information Technologies, Communications and Innovation highlights the main activities in which the Division has actively participated in the last six months, including the implementation of the digital COVID-19 Vaccination Pass (Vaksinal Pass) through the COVAC System developed by the Applications Development Unit.
The data capture of the vaccination sheets began on July 20, 2021 and the digital COVID-19 Vaccination Pass became a reality on October 1, 2021. The data capture process began with the CISD Officials and of the Ministry of Information Technologies, Communication and Innovation. It was provided by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. CISD officers captured an average of 5,500 to 6,500 forms daily between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM in the COVAC system. The data capture was later complemented by officials from different Ministries and Departments as of September 1, 2021.
Other successfully implemented projects include: support for the online publication of the PRB 2021 report; E-payslip application designed for civil service officials to allow users to access their respective payment receipts online; replacement of equipment of the Government Intranet System; Systems of the Applications Development Unit; and the rapid deployment of the electronic payroll system developed internally by CISD.
The electronic newsletter further highlights the ambitious new goal set by the CISD regarding the renewal of the current payroll system to a New Government Payroll System and its implementation in 2022. The new system is expected to streamline operations related to the payroll and eliminate manual processes from current payroll activities. The goal is also to adopt the latest technologies that provide better robustness, resilience and security of the systems.
The CISD, formerly known as the Data Processing Division, was created in 1971. It is responsible for the operational aspects of ICT in government and provides ongoing ICT technical support for all computerized systems in Ministries / Departments within the Civil Service. .
The government has implemented a series of measures to support local businesses and preserve the purchasing power of citizens.PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, January 2, 2022 / APO Group / -
'In 2021, we have been protecting the health of the population and have reactivated economic activities. The government will do everything possible for the safety of the population in these difficult times and for the improvement of the local economy ”.
The Prime Minister, Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, made this statement, tonight, during a televised message to the Nation on the occasion of New Year 2022.
Prime Minister Jugnauth highlighted that several factors have contributed to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, such as, among others, the discipline deployed by the general population, current health protocols, as well as the vaccination campaign. He acknowledged the work done by health personnel and referred to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world.
The World Health Organization, he noted, foresees a new wave of COVID-19 worldwide due to the Omicron variant and several countries have already announced a series of restrictions. Mauricio, he noted, will also have to act accordingly with regard to the Omicron variant or any other variant of the coronavirus. Observing all health precautions is essential to avoid the introduction of more severe measures in the future, he said. On this note, he appealed to the population to be vaccinated with a booster dose as soon as possible.
In addition, the Prime Minister stressed that since the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on the income of citizens in need, the Government has implemented a series of measures to support local businesses and preserve the purchasing power of citizens due to the increase of the prices of the products in the area. international market. He recalled that a subsidy has already been granted to about 370 basic necessities and that they remain until June 30, 2022.
In another note, he indicated that a salary compensation was also attributed to all workers, both in the private and public sectors, with the collaboration of the private sector and the Unions, while at the same time the recommendations of the PRB 2021 have been implemented. In addition, He emphasized that more than 370,000 households will benefit from a subsidy that varies between 5 and 10% in the electricity bill, depending on the category they are in, from January 2022 to the end of December 2022.
He also spoke about the following: the World Bank report indicating that Mauritius is the fourth country in the world where the Government has most supported people during the health crisis; the reopening of borders; the removal of Mauritius from the FATF gray list, the UK black list and possibly, earlier this year, from the European Union black list; the trade and free trade agreements signed between Mauritius and India, China, the United Kingdom and the African Union to support the manufacturing sector and small and medium-sized enterprises; advances in the construction sector; progress on the Metro Express project; and the challenges related to climate change.
Prime Minister Jugnauth expressed his hope that the population will live in peace, mutual respect and unity, while stating that the Government has exceptionally decided that January 3, 2022 would be a public holiday this year. He also wished the Republic of Mauritius, as well as all citizens of the world, a happy new year 2022.