Non-Governmental Organisation Trust Fund – Finance and Audit Regulations

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Government Notice No
Finance and Audit (Non-Governmental Organisation Trust Fund) Regulatio

GN 50/1999

Regulations made by the Minister under section 24 of the Finance and Aud
it Act
1. These regulations may be cited as the Finance and Audit (Non
Organisation Trust Fund) Regulations 1999.

2. In these regulations-

“Committee” means the Committee established under regulation 6.
“Fund” means the Non-Governmental Organisation Trust Fund established un
regulation 3.

“NGO” means a Non-Governmental Organisation which: –
is run on a non-profit making basis;
works towards the –
(i) empowerment of the disabled, the elderly, the homeless
or such
other vulnerable group; or
(ii) promotion of the welfare of the community in general,

(c) is approved by the Committee;

“Minister” means the Minister to whom the responsibility for the
subject of social security is assigned.

Amended by [
GN No. 189 of 2002] 3. There is established for the purposes of these regulations a
Fund which shall be
known as the Non-Governmental Organisation Trust Fund.

4. The objects of the Fund shall be-

(a) to consider and approve applications for assistance fro
m NGOs
(b) to finance wholly or partly, services and projects of NGOs which
have been
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approved by the Committee;

(c) to ensure an effective use of resources; and

(d) to rationalise the disbursement of funds to NGOS.
5. The Fund may call for relevant documents, information and aud
ited reports from
NGOs for the purpose of monitoring the implementation of services and pr
ojects financed
by the Fund.

6. The Fund shall consist of:

(a) donations and grants; and

(b) any other sum which may lawfully accrue to the Fund.
7. (1) There shall be established for the purposes of t
hese regulations a
Committee which shall administer the Fund,

(2) The Committee shall consist of –
(a) a chairman appointed by the Minister;
(b) a representative of the Ministry responsible for the s
ubject of
(c) a representative of the Ministry responsible for the
subject of
(d) a representative of the Ministry responsible for the
subject of
economic development;
(e) a representative of the Ministry responsible for the
subject of
(f) a representative of the Ministry responsible for the su
bject of social
(g) a representative of Mauritius Council of Social Servi
ces; and
(h) 2 persons involved in social work appointed by the Mi
(3) The Chairman and other members shall be paid such allowances as
may be
approved by the Minister.
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(4) The Minister shall designate a public officer to be the Secretar
y of the
8. (1) The Committee shall meet at such time and place
as the Chairman
thinks fit.

(2) The quorum of the Committee shall be 5;
(3) Subject to the other provisions of this regulation, the Committe
e shall regulate
its meetings and proceedings in such manner as it thinks fit.

9. The Committee may –

(a) appoint such officers;

(b) incur such expenses; and

(c) pay such salaries, fees and allowances.
as it considers necessary for the proper exercise of its functions under
these regulations.
10. No document shall be executed by, or on behalf of the Fund unl
ess it is signed
by :-

(a) the Chairman and another member appointed by the Commit
tee; or
(b) in the absence of the Chairman, by 2 members appointed by t
he Committee.
11. The Committee shall not later than 3 months after the end of e
ach financial year
prepare an d submit to the Director of Audit: –
(a) an annual statement of receipts and payments of the Fund fo
r that financial
year; and
(b) a balance sheet made up to the end of that financial year s
howing the assets
and liabilities of the Fund.
12. The Committee shall, as soon as possible after the end of each
financial year,
furnish to the Minister:-

(a) a report dealing with the activities and financial posi
tion of the Fund during that financial year; and

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(b) a copy of the audited accounts of the Fund for the financial yea
r together with
the Director of Audit’s report on those accounts.
13. The Minister shall, at the earliest available opportunity, lay
a copy of the audited
annual accounts of the Fund before the Assembly.
14. The surplus money of the Fund shall be invested in such manner
as the Committee
may decide.
15. In case of winding up of the Fund, the net assets of the Fund
shall accrue to the
Consolidated Fund.

Made by the Minister on 18 May 1999.

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