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THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT

MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF CUREPIPE
Address: Queen Elizabeth II Avenue Curepipe • Phone No.: (230) 670 4041/42 • Fax No.: (230) 670 5054/676 5058

SENIOR STAFF MEMBERS:

Financial

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
Miss Viveka Pushadevi MOHABEER

The Finance Department is headed by the Financial Controller and assisted by a Principal Accountant. The Department consists of 28 employees and is made up of the following sections:

-Accounts
-Income
-Prosecution
-Pay Administration
-Expenditure
-Store and Procurement

ACCOUNTS SECTION

It is headed by the Accountant.

INCOME SECTION

It is responsible for the collection of rates, taxes and other fees payable to the Council.

CASHIER’S COUNTERS

The Council operates two Cashiers’ Office which are opened from 8.45 to 15.30 hrs. on weekdays.

All payments are effected at the counter except the burial, cremation and library fees are collected by the department concerned and thereafter cashed at the counter. Payment can be effected not only by cash or cheque but also by card. Since last year, online payment can be done for building permit.

PROSECUTION SECTION

It is composed of a Senior Usher/Prosecutor and 2 Ushers/Prosecutors.

The main function of this section is to monitor court cases and prosecute debtors before court.

The Council has an Attorney who is paid a monthly retainer fee and a pool of barrister at law who are paid on a case to case basis.

PAY ADMINISTRATION SECTION

The section is headed by a Principal Financial Officer.

The main activities of the section are:
– Payment of salaries and other benefits/allowances to employees
– Payment of pension to pensioners
– Payment of allowances and other benefits to Councillors

EXPENDITURE SECTION

The section is headed by a Principal Financial Officer. It is responsible to process all claims and effect payment to creditors.

Stores and Procurement Section
The main activities are:
• Carry out all purchases of the Council
• To keep recorded level for stock items
• To do delivery of all items purchased and verify whether they are according to specification.
• From time to time, organize auction sales

ESTIMATES

(BUDGET PREPARATION)
Estimates are being prepared in August with consultation of Head of Department and their respective Chairman. As per Section 85 (2) of the Local Government Act 2011 as amended a first copy should be submitted to the Council not later than 15th October in every year The final estimates shall be approved by the Council not later than 30th October in each year and the Chief Executive shall not later than 15th November in every year transmit it to the Ministry for approval as required under Section 85(2) (1) (11) of the same Act.

As per the programme based budgeting, estimates should be prepared on a triennial basis and consist of 5 programmes as follows:-

No Programmes Related to
1 Policy and Management of the Council Finance and Administration Department
2 Provision and Maintenance of community-based Public Infrastructure Department
3 Development control within the Council’s Area Land Use and Planning Department
4 Sound and healthy conditions in the Council’s area Public Health Department
5 Promotion of Sports, Welfare, Education and Cultural Development Welfare Department and Library

Preparation of financial statements

As per section 32 (1) (a) of the Local Government Act 2011 as amended. Financial statements should be submitted to the Council within 3 months after the end of the financial year for approval before sending them to National Audit Office.

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