Winston Dookeran

Photo album: Dookeran gets India's highest overseas award

Former Government Minister Winston Dookeran has been awarded India's highest award conferred on persons of East Indian descent who live outside of India.

The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2017 ceremony was held in Bengaluru, India on Monday.

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The following are photos of Dookeran at the awards ceremony.

Dookeran against withdrawal from Heritage and Stabilisation Fund

Former Finance Minister Winston Dookeran does not agree with the Government’s decision to withdraw money from the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF). He said it was not prudent to do so when other sources of income have not been exhausted.

Dookeran described the withdrawal as a “fiscally regressive move” as the HSF is a key pillar to the credit credentials of the sovereign ratings of the country and he warned of repercussions since the fund was created for a specific purpose.