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The purpose of this circular is twofold:
The mechanisms described in this circular are:
This circular replaces and updates Finance Circular 2006/05: Discretionary Compensation Mechanisms issued in August 2006. This circular provides updated guidance on the operation of the CDDA Scheme and the act of grace and waiver of debt mechanisms.
Please note that the Finance Circular 2009/09 and the mechanisms described in it, particularly the ex-gratia mechanism, are under review.
You may wish to refer to Finance Circular 2013/01 which provides guidance on Grants, Procurement and other Financial Arrangements.
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