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History: The date of accession of the Integrity Commission Act (“The Act”) was 24th September, 1997.


The Act provides for the establishment of the Integrity Commission. It makes provision for securing of the integrity of Persons in Public Life.


The Act also provides for the appointment of a chairman and two (2) to four (4) other members to comprise the Commission, a Secretary to oversee its daily functions and other officers for its effective administration.


The Commission: The current members  were appointed on the 30th May, 2022 for a period of three years.

The Members are:


Mrs. Chandra Gajraj- Chairperson

Dr.  Joycelin Kim Kyte-Thomas, Ph.D.- Commissioner

Mr. Hardesh Tewari - Commissioner

Mr. Mohamed Ispahani - Haniff -Commissioner

Reverend Wayne Bowman - Commissioner

Secretary to the Commission: Dr. Amanda Jaisingh


Former members: (The life of the Commission came to an end on February 21, 2021.)


Former Chairman: The late Mr. Kumar Doraisami 

Former Commissioners:

  1. Pandit Rabindranath Persaud
  2. Mrs. Rosemary Benjamin-Noble


Overall functions of the Commission:


The Commission is not subject to the direction or control of any person or authority; and regulates its own procedures.

Purpose of the Commission


  • To improve governance by securing the Integrity of Persons in Public Life.


  • To receive, examine, and retain declarations of assets, liabilities, income and interests from specified Persons in Public Life.


Roles and Functions of the Commission


The Commission was established to ensure that Persons in Public Life maintain high standards of integrity in the performance of their public functions. This assists in the improvement of the standards of good governance, transparency and accountability in government.


The Integrity Commission is duty bound to receive and verify the accuracy of declarations of financial affairs from Persons in Public Life. This correlates to the following duties engaged by the Commission:


  • To investigate complaints of impropriety, corruption and misconduct by public officials;


  • To prosecute persons who may have breached provisions of the Code of Conduct and those who failed to file their declarations of assets and liabilities.


Daily Functions of the Commission:


  • To carry out those functions and exercise the powers as permitted and delineated in the Integrity Commission Act, No. 20 of 1997.


  • To receive, examine and retain all declarations filed as permitted and delineated in the Integrity Commission Act, No.20 of 1997.


  • To make inquiries together with request for further documents, where applicable, to verify or determine the accuracy of a declaration filed in accordance to the Integrity Commission Act, No. 20 of 1997.


  • To receive and investigate all complaints regarding any alleged breaches of the provisions of the Integrity Commission Act, No. 20 of 1997 and Code of Conduct.


  • To investigate the conduct of any person falling under the purview of the Commission subject to Schedule 1 of the Integrity Commission Act, No. 20 of 1997.

Complaints maybe related to:

  • Alleged Dishonesty
  • Alleged Corruption
  • Performance of any other functions as may be required by the Integrity Commission Act, No. 20 of 1997.


Core Values


  • Accountability


  • Dignity


  • Diligence


  • Duty


  • Honour


  • Integrity


  • Loyalty


  • Objectivity


  • Responsibility


  • Transparency