The Commission shall be a body corporate.
Under Section 19 (3) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 2002 (as amended by Act 24 of 2005):
- The Commission shall be administered and managed by a Board which shall consist of a Chairperson and 2 other members.
- The Chairperson of the Board shall be the Director-General of the Commission.
Functions of the Commission
The functions of the Commission, as set out in Section 20 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 2002, shall be to:
- educate the public against corruption;
- enlist and foster public support in combating corruption;
- receive and consider any allegation that a corruption offence has been committed;
- detect or investigate any act of corruption;
- investigate the conduct of any public official which, in its opinion, is connected with or conducive to, corruption;
- monitor, in such manner as it considers appropriate, the implementation of any contract awarded by a public body, with a view to ensuring that no irregularity or impropriety is involved therein;
- examine the practices and procedures of any public body in order to facilitate the discovery of acts of corruption and to secure the revision of methods of work or procedures which, in its opinion, may be conducive to corruption;
- advise and assist any public body on ways and means in which acts of corruption may be eliminated;
- undertake and assist in research projects in order to identify the causes of corruption and its consequences on, inter alia, the social and economic structure of Mauritius;
- cooperate with all other statutory corporations which have as object the betterment of the social and economic life of Mauritius;
- draft model codes of conduct and advise public bodies as to the adoption of such code of conduct as may be suited to such bodies;
- co-operate and collaborate with international institutions, agencies or organisations in the fight against money laundering and corruption;
- monitor current legislative and administrative practices;
- advise the Parliamentary Committee on such legislative reform as it considers necessary to foster the elimination of acts of corruption;
- detect and investigate any matter that may involve the laundering of money or suspicious transaction that is referred to it by the FIU;
- execute any request for assistance referred to it by the FIU;
- take such measures as may be necessary to counteract money laundering in consultation with the FIU;
- co-operate and collaborate with the FIU in fulfilling common objectives.