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SUPREME COURT: Mr Akil Bissessur Demands Freezing Of Sir Anerood Jugnauth Wage

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The salary and allowances of the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth will be the subject of proceedings before the Supreme Court.

In a sworn affidavit Wednesday, February 17, Me Bissessur Akil, a lawyer and a member of the legal committee of PTr cites Article 4 (2) of the President’s Emoluments and Pension Act 1992.

This article mentions that “a retiring President in receipt of a pension` shall not undertake remunerative employment Any During the remainder de son life.

” Sir Anerood Jugnauth was prime minister from 1982 to 1995 and from 2000 to 2003 before assuming the position of President of the Republic in 2003. He resigned from the Castle Reduced in March 2013 to throw back into active politics. And he was given the portfolio of prime minister after the parliamentary elections of 10 December 2014; position he still holds.

 

 

As a former President of the Republic, Sir Anerood Jugnauth a pension of Rs 237,400, according to Mr. Akil Bissessur in his affidavit. Also, it affects a monthly salary of Rs 282,000 and other benefits since he returned to power in December 2014, still according to Mr. Akil Bissessur in his affidavit.

Referring to Article 4 (2) of the President’s Emoluments and Pension Act of 1992, Mr. Akil Bissessur believes that the decision of the Ministry of Finance and the Accountant General to continue to pay a monthly salary to Sir Anerood Jugnauth is ” ultra vires and illegal “.

MR Akil Bissessur, in his affidavit, claims an order of the Supreme Court to freeze the salaries of the Prime Minister until the slice justice on trial [box hand] it intends to commence claim reimbursement of wages Sir Anerood Jugnauth since December 2014.

Mr Akil Bissessur retained the services of Mr. Mohamed Yousuf and confessed Pazhany Rangasamy.

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