News Release

eMudhra Consumer Services Ltd  becomes the first Certification Authority Recognised  to Operate in Mauritius

Port Louis: The ICT Authority in the exercise of its function as  the Controller of Certification Authorities, (CCA) has remitted the paper-based  Recognition Certificate   to eMudhra  Consumer Services Ltd during the launch of the Mauritian PKI Ecosystem at the  Hennessy Park Hotel in Ebene Cybercity yesterday. As such eMudhra has become  the first Certification Authority to be recognised   to operate  in Mauritius.

The  Honourable Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum, Minister of Information and  Communication Technology who launched the Mauritian PKI Ecosystem underlined  the importance the  Public Key  Infrastructure technology to drive secured eGovernment and eServices as well as  the plethora of online transactions where trust and confidence are of paramount  importance.

For his part the Chairman of the ICT Authority, Mr Trilock Dwarka drew attention to the concerted and committed efforts of the ICT Authority to accomplish its mandate as enshrined under the law to create the right framework to promote the applications and spread of PKI technology in Mauritius with the collaboration of the Indian Government and particularly of the CCA of India. His Excellency Mr T.P. Seetharam, the High Commissioner of India to Mauritius welcomed the dynamic implementation of the MoU signed between the ICTA and the Indian CCA for furthering the PKI project.

The Mauritian PKI Ecosystem  constitutes one of the landmark projects of the ICT Authority. During the  workshop which followed the launch of the Mauritian PKI Ecosystem, the  Controller of Certification Authorities, Dr Krishna Oolun urged leaders from  the ICT sector and captains of industry to capitalize on the benefits of PKI  and to actively contribute in the Mauritian PKI Ecosystem.  To disseminate information about the PKI, the  ICT Authority has published an Information Guide on the Mauritian PKI Ecosystem  and set up an online Discussion Forum on the CCA website . Dr Oolun invited stakeholders  to engage fully in the Online Discussion Forum.

22 June 2012