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Mauritius. The Export Processing Zones Development Authority Act, 1993
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Act 5 of 1987-1 January 1988

To provide for the establishment and management of an Export Processing Zone Labour Welfare Fund

1 Short title
This Act may be cited as the Export Processing Zone Labour Welfare Fund Act 1987.

2 Interpretation
In this Act-

3 Establishment of the Fund

4 Objects of the Fund

The objects of the Fund shall be to do all such things as appear requisite and advantageous for or in connection with the advancement and promotion of the welfare of the workers and their children.

5 The Committee

6 Meetings of the Committee

7 Attendance of the General Manager

The General Manager shall attend every meeting of the Committee and may take part in its deliberations but he shall not be entitled to vote on any question before the Committee.

8 Directions of the Minister

The Minister may, in relation to the exercise of the powers of the Fund under this Act, give such directions to the Fund as he considers necessary in the public interest and the Fund shall comply with such directions.

9 General Manager

10 Delegation of powers to General Manager

The Committee may, subject to such instructions and rules of a general nature as it may give or make, delegate to the General Manager such of its powers as are necessary to enable him to transact effectively the day to day business of the Fund.

11 Execution of documents

12 Appointment of staff

13 Conditions of service of staff

The Committee may make rules, in such form as it may determine to govern the conditions of service of its employees and in particular deal with-

14 Contribution to the Fund

15 General Fund

The Fund shall establish a General Fund-

16 Investment of assets of the Fund

The Committee may invest any surplus remaining in the Fund in such manner as the Minister of Finance may approve.

17 Estimates

18 Annual Report

19 Grant of loans

The Committee may grant loans from the Fund to workers for such purposes and on such terms and conditions as it may determine.

20 Certain enactments not to apply

Notwithstanding article 2154 of the Code Napoleon, the inscription taken by the Committee to secure the repayment of a loan together with interest and any other liability in respect of the loan, shall remain in full force without the need for renewal until the extinction of the loan, interest and liability.

21 Exemption

The Fund shall be exempt from payment of income tax.

22 Request for information

The Fund may direct any person, organisation or industry of the export processing zone to produce any document or information which it considers reasonably necessary for the performance of its duties under this Act.

23 Offences

Every person who-

shall commit an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding 1,000 rupees and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months.

24 Regulations

The Minister may make such regulations as he considers necessary for the purpose of this Act.

25 Consequential amendment

26 [Spent]

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