Devendre Gopaul

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Permanent Secretary

Prime Minister’s Office

Mr. Devendre Gopaul has more than 30 years of experience in the public sector. He is currently the Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office and is attached to the Defence and Home Affairs Division. As Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office, Mr. D. Gopaul has a leading role for the implementation of major government decisions. He also has wide working experience both at local and international level as Technical and Administrative Officer at the World Health Organization. For more than 15 years, Mr. D. Gopaul has been assigned the portfolio of the Civil Status Division and he has been involved in all matters leading to policy and legal decisions towards ensuring and enabling a comprehensive civil registration system. He has worked on major projects of the Government regarding the Civil Status Divisions such as the introduction of Smart Laminated Identity Cards in Year 2013 and amendment of the various law regarding civil registration such as Civil Status Act, Immigration Act, Data Protection Act, ICT Act, Electronic Transactions Act, Child Protection’s Act, Quarantine Act, Covid 19 Bill etc. On 06 October 2022, Mr. D. Gopaul has been appointed Responsible Officer for the Civil Status Division. This appointment conferred upon him, as per the Civil Status Act, the responsibility for the registration of all births, deaths, marriages and of every other matter relating to the civil status of persons in the Republic of Mauritius. In addition of being the Responsible Officer, he is also the repository of the Civil Status Database and the Central Population Database which hold particulars of births, deaths and marriages of every citizen of Mauritius. In the quest for excelling in the public sector, Mr. D. Gopaul has pursued higher qualification on legal, administrative and technical areas which embraces the following: Completion Certificate (Bar)- New Zealand Council of Legal Education, LLM (CPE)-University of Wolverhampton, LLM with specialization in Public International Law- University of London, LLB University of London, MSc Applied Economics- University of Mauritius, Diplome du Cycle International D’Administration Publique- Ecole Nationale d’Administration Public (France), Post Graduate Certificate in Education- Mauritius Institute of Education, Graduate Diploma in Statistics-Institute of Statisticians UK, Diploma in Management Studies- University of Mauritius, Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety- National College of Industrial Hygiene, Australia.