The Outer Islands Development Corporation Act No 41 of 1982 provides the following under item objects of the Corporation:
- responsible for the management and development of the Outer Islands;
- advise the Minister on:
- the development of such activities as may lead to a more economic exploitation of the Outer Islands;
- the grant or determination of leases over the Outer Islands on such terms and conditions as shall warrant their optimum use;
Note: Outer Islands means all the islands forming part of the State of Mauritius, other than Mauritius and Rodrigues.
In view of its objectives, it is clear that the Corporation is a Socio Economic Organisation and this dual role are specific and unique and cannot be compared to any other Organisation.