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Prof. Deosaran resigns from Police Service Commission
Posted: Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Professor Ramesh Deosaran ORTT has resigned as a member and chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC).

In a letter dated August 1, 2014 to His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT, SC, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and which was received by the Office of The President on August 6, 2014; Professor Deosaran indicated that his resignation will take effect on September 1, 2014.

In his letter of resignation, Professor Deosaran stated: "As Chairman, I have ensured that the constitutionally required appointments of Commissioner (Acting) and Deputy Commissioner (Acting) of Police have been properly done last month so as to help ensure stability at the executive level of the Police Service.

"The Multi-Sectoral Review Team which I chaired had submitted its report since March 2013 proposing the required reforms to the administrative and legislative framework within which the Police Service Commission (PSC) now operates. You will recall, Mr President, when, as the Review Team's chairman, I presented this report to you, I explained the extent to which the current framework prevents the PSC from executing its constitutional mandate with the required efficiency and effectiveness. I understand the Executive is giving this matter its attention.

"With the cooperation and support of members of the PSC, and based on past experience, the appraisal framework is being strengthened.

"In other words, Mr President, I have so far tried my best to execute my duty as well as to help bring the required reforms to the Commission.

"I have served the Commission for three years and four months. May I express my deep appreciation for the goodwill and confidence you have bestowed on me."

President Carmona who returned from vacation late Tuesday evening, received the letter on arrival at office this morning (August 6, 2014).

President Carmona has accepted the resignation of Professor Ramesh Deosaran ORTT.

Theron Boodan
Information Officer to His Excellency The President
Office of the President

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