Ministry signs MoU with NIB on info sharing

Permanent Secretary, Jacinta Bailey-Sobers, second from left, shakes the hand of NIBTT’s executive director, Niala Persad-Poliah following the signing of the MoU. Looking on are acting director of the Social Welfare Division, Mr Troy Pollonais, left, and NIBTT executive manager, Legal Services, Sarah Baboolal.

The Min­istry of So­cial De­vel­op­ment and Fam­i­ly Ser­vices have signed a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing (MoU) with the Na­tion­al In­sur­ance Board of T&T for in­for­ma­tion shar­ing on clients of both en­ti­ties.

The MoU was signed at the head of­fice of the NIBTT at Queens Park West, Port-of-Spain.

Ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of NIBTT Niala Per­sad-Po­li­ah said, “This col­lab­o­ra­tion will pro­mote ef­fi­cien­cy and ef­fec­tive­ness in the pro­cess­ing of grants as ap­prox­i­mate­ly 40,000 to 50,000 cross ben­e­fi­cia­ries are ex­pect­ed to ben­e­fit, all with the in­ten­tion of min­imis­ing ser­vice cost and time.”

Per­ma­nent sec­re­tary Jac­in­ta Bai­ley-Sobers said the min­istry was pleased to col­lab­o­rate once more with the NIBTT and that the min­istry an­tic­i­pates that both ex­ist­ing and new clients will ben­e­fit from the arrange­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to Bai­ley-Sobers, “The min­istry has a long­stand­ing re­la­tion­ship with the NIBTT and we in­tend to un­der­take some ad­di­tion­al ini­tia­tives with the NIBTT to com­ple­ment this ini­tia­tive and im­prove ser­vices all to the ben­e­fit to the of the cit­i­zens of Trinidad and To­ba­go.”

Oth­er rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the min­istry wit­ness­ing the sign­ing cer­e­mo­ny in­clud­ed deputy per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary Vi­jay Gan­gaper­sad, act­ing di­rec­tor of the So­cial Wel­fare Di­vi­sion Troy Pol­lon­ais and IT man­ag­er Alvin Dain.

Rep­re­sent­ing the NIBTT was ex­ec­u­tive man­ag­er of Le­gal Ser­vices Sarah Ba­boolal and oth­er se­nior NIBTT rep­re­sen­ta­tives.