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MAURITAS ADVISORY COUNCIL

Introduction

The Mauritius Advisory Council (MAC) was set up, following the proclamation of the MAURITAS Act, in August 1999, and held its first meeting in September 1999. The Council is expected to meet at least 3 times yearly. The MAC has been reconstituted on 1 July 2022 under the chairmanship of Dr A.A.H Khoodaruth.


Duties of the Council

The Council shall

(a) advise the Minister on all matters relating to the functions of MAURITAS and any specific matter relating to accreditation which may be referred to it by the Minister;
(b) consider policy issues relating to accreditation raised by stakeholders; and
(c) respond to requests from the Director for advice on specific issues.


Membership

The MAC has been reconstituted on 1 July 2022 under the chairmanship of Dr A.A.H Khoodaruth.

The composition for the period 2022-2025 is as follows:


Designation

Name

Occupation

Chairperson

Mr. Abdel Anwar Hossen KHOODARUTH

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Mauritius

Director

Mr. Robin Neeren GOPEE

Director, MAURITAS

A representative of the Ministry responsible for the subject of environment

Mr. Devindranath DINDYAL

Divisional Scientific Officer, National Environmental Laboratory

A representative of the Ministry responsible for the subject of health

Dr. (Mrs.) Janaki SONOO

Acting Director, Laboratory Services

A representative of the Ministry responsible for the subject of agriculture

Dr. (Mrs.) Shalini Amnee NEELIAH

Principal Scientific Officer, Food Technology Laboratory

A representative of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mrs. Nishta SURAJBALI

Economist, Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry

3 representatives of Conformity Assessment Bodies

Mrs. Deveena BOYGAH

 

General Manager, Mauritius Standards Bureau

Mr. Bertrand BAUDOT

Chief Executive Officer, QuantiLab Group

Mrs. Tina SHARMA

General Manager, C-Lab C-Care

1 representative of Consumer organisations

Mr. Mosadeq SAHEBDIN

President, Consumer Advocacy Platform

Upto 5 independent persons having scientific or technical background

Ms. Nawsheen OOZEER

 

 

Manager, Doing Business Reform, Implementation and Monitoring Directorate, Economic Development Board (EDB) Mauritius

Mrs. Ranjeeta JOYSURY

Laboratory Manager, Wastewater Management Auhtority

Mr. Vinay RAWOO

Manager, Technical Services, Construction Industry Development Board

Mr. Ajay SOMANAH

Chief Executive Officer, Gold Coast Refinery Ltd