The Public Service Commission has appointed Mr Viliame Gucake, current Director of Sugar as Acting Permanent Secretary for Sugar.
In announcing the appointment, Mr Vishnu Mohan, the Chairman of the Public Service Commission Service said that the Sugar Industry needs full time attention, as it is facing enormous challenges. There is a lot of work to be done on reforms in the industry and on ground co-ordination with all stakeholders. As such, it requires a dedicated person based at the Ministry in the West.
He said the role was overseen by Mr Parmesh Chand, the permanent secretary for Public Service since early this year following the passing away of the late Colonel Manasa Vaniqi. Mr Chand will continue to be permanent secretary for Public Service on a dedicated basis.