Abolition of Re-registration Duty for Cars in Mauritius

This morning on Facebook, I came across someone who posted the following:

Let’s have a look on NTA’s instructions on how to sell your car.

source: nta.govmu.org [accessed: 02/05/2017]
The procedures seems fair and easy and not costly. However, the “The deed of sale should be registered at the Registrar General’s Department” part will be very expensive. Why doesn’t the NTA put the all the cost in one place? Anyways, there are no direct links from that page to know how much you have to pay to register the deed of sale.

I had to google it.

The second link is the PDF which has the informations.

2 months ago, I wanted to buy a newer car. But with these exorbitant duties, I refrained.

If I want to buy a newer (secondhand, 4 year old, 1.4l) car, I have to pay government Rs 26,000 for no fucking reason…

Publié par Nayar Joolfoo sur dimanche 12 mars 2017

Now we ask ourselves, how many old cars are involved in fatal accidents? Every time I watch the news, I see BMW, Mercedes, etc being crushed. Where are the old cars? Why are they so hated?

 

Older cars are used exclusively by poor people. Each time a poor person buys an old car, he has to pay Rs 6,500, Rs 10,400, Rs 13,000 for >1001cc, >1251cc, 1501cc respectively.

Math question for CPE students and adults too. [300 points]

Let’s assume each time an old car is sold among the poor, Rs 10,000 goes to the government. How many poor people it takes to pay for the new Pravind Jugnauth car which is valued at Rs 23,541,673? Please leave the answer in the comments.

Why are Mauritians so concerned about Nandanee Soornack?

Mauritians are bored. They love drama. I guess that’s why the media gives them dramas to keep their minds busy after pretending to be busy in 9-6 jobs.

Mauritian Media quoting Nandanee Sournack

Current politicians are abusing power. They are buying BMWs worth more than Rs 20 million rupees each. And our attentions are diverted to some ex-government agents who allegedly abused power. I don’t care anymore! Let’s stop the current ones from blowing our money and selling our beautiful country.

When the opposing party will take power in the next election, we’d reading articles about how the current government didn’t do its job and was corrupt. WTH?

When are we going to focus on TODAY, the day which needs fixing?

Goodbye AirAsia

Mauritian social medias are full of disapointment by the fact the AirAsia will stop it’s service in Mauritius soon.

“The suspension of the Mauritius route is a part of the company’s big plan in network restructuring aimed at improving operational efficiencies in term of aircraft utilizations”

There are rumours that this is due to pressure by some Mauritians groups

“the sudden decision could be due to peer pressure by local ethnic groups, lobbying to the authorities in Mauritius to stop the highly successful flights.” –theindependent.sg

As I am a common people, I don’t have the ability to know the real reason behind.

It’s a really sad thing that Middle class Mauritians won’t be able to afford holidays abroad as AirAsia was allowing. Is there anyone to standup for “ti-dimounes”?

Slavery still on in the Employment Rights Act of Mauritius

Stay in your job position for 8 hours. On top of that, add 1 hour more for lunch time. Makes 9 hours in the workplace already.

As the time of writing, February 2017, teleportation has not yet been invented — or at least not that common people know of. It takes around 1 hour to 3 hours to commute to our workplace. Stupid traffic jams. Cherry on the cake, Mauritian Ministers with their escorts have the guts (‘toupe monstre’) to halt other road users so they can drive in our tax-paid BMWs and on our tax-paid roads in front of us while we, uhm, watch them in their dark tinted windows. Why are they in such a hurry to travel to finally do nothing?

The 8 hour work day supposed to be like this (best case scenario):

But in reality, it’s very different:

Lot’s of people do over-times on top of the 8 hour work which further decreases their personal times and sleep. This leads to insomnia, depression.

I believe we have the rights to spend time with our children, energy to setup shop. To summarise, we need time to live!

How many for “30 hour work-week” in Mauritius?

Why it took me 13 Days to get a Mauritian Passport

You know what sucks? When you’re completing some formalities and some officials tell you that you lack a particular document and they send you home.

It happened to me when I was applying for a Mauritian Passport. The official government website says:

Day 1 (Wednesday)

Printed and filled the Passport form. Got my passport photos shot at a studio. Reached Police Station at 17:00 with all documents mentioned on the website. The officers told me the Immigration Office closes at 16:30. Go Home #1

Day 2 (Thursday)

Went at the Immigration Office again at 10:45. Officer says I do not have a proof of address document. I need to go home and fetch it. I told the officer that proof of address was not mentioned on the website. He replied the proof of address is required by the “Police” to sign the address section of the document.

But I had other plans later that day. Couldn’t afford to go home and come back again. Go Home #2

Day 3 (Friday)

Slept till late. Had to go to Friday prayers. Reached Police Station at 15:00. Brought my proof of address (CEB and Telecom bill). Made Police officer sign the proof of address section of the form. However, couldn’t submit the form to the Immigration Office because they only take applications from 09:00 – 14:30 (lunch time 12:00 – 13:00). Go Home #3

Day 4/5/6 (Saturday/Sunday/Monday)

Weekends and Public Holiday. The Immigration Offices are closed in Police Stations.

Day 7 (Tuesday)

Managed to submit the form to the Immigration office. Paid Rs 700. Got receipt with appointment on the following Monday between 14:30 – 16:00 to fetch it. They told me to come in person. Go Home #4

Day 8/9/10/11/12 (Wednesday – Sunday)

4 days waiting periods and weekends

Day 13 (Monday)

Finally the big day. Returned to work from holidays of 2 weeks. Had to take half day leave at work in the afternoon to go fetch the passport. Got the passport within 5 mins reaching the office. Go Home #5

 

Conclusion

If only the 50 million rupees website had hinted that the Police officers will be requiring a proof of address, it would have saved like a week of waiting and a half-day leave for a common citizen of Mauritius.

Emailing those guys seem not to be an options since the old “gov.mu” mail is still up on the website. Gotta call them when I the motivation to 🙁