Freedom of Information

Public Authority

National Development and Social Fund (NDSF)

Description of the
department/directorate/entity’s
structure

The administrative head of NDSF is the Chief Executive Officer who has the legal and judicial representation of the Fund and who acts under the direction of the Board of Governors.  The CEO is assisted by the Advisory Board composed of 4 persons.  The NDSF staff that manage the day-to-day operations of the Agency is currently made up of a Head (Finance), Head (Operations) and Manager (Corporate Services).

Description of the
department/directorate/entity’s
functions and responsibilities

The NDSF is an an autonomous agency established for the purpose of managing and administering 70% of the contributions received from the Individial Investor Programme  of Malta set up by virtue of the Malta Citizenship Act Cap. 188.  

General description of the
categories of documents the
department/directorate/entity
holds (including exempt
documents)

Files relating to:

  • General Office Administration (minutes of Board of Governors meetings, minutes of Advisory Board meetings and any other meetings held by NDSF, procurement, inventory and transfer of assets, petty cash, correspondence).
  • Human Resources (vacation leave and sick leave records, approved vacation leave forms, vacation leave calendar, certified attendance sheets, training logs, training calendar and training applications and any correspondence related to HR, work contracts).
  • Finance and Accounting (invoices, LPOs, annual report and financial statements, Central Bank of Malta financial statements, weekly transfers from ID Malta).

Description of all manuals and
similar types of documents
which contain policies,
principles, rules or guidelines
in accordance with which
decisions or
recommendations are made in
respect of members of the
public (including bodies
corporate and employees of
the public authority in their
personal capacity)

  • Public Service Management Code
  • Financial and Procurement Regulations
  • Public Administration Act (except Articles 38 and 39)
  • Agency Performance Agreement
  • Legal Notice 2 of 2015
  • Investment Policy

Statement of the information
that needs to be available to
members of the public who
wish to obtain access to
official documents from the
public authority, which
statement shall include
particulars of the officer or
officers to whom requests for
such access should be sent

FOI Officer
NDSF, Orange Grove,
Birbal Street,
Balzan BZN 9013
2295 7385
foi.ndsf@gov.mt

Details of Internal Complaints
Procedure

An applicant whose request for information is refused, or who is otherwise not satisfied with the information provided, its format or the extension of the deadline for the submission of the notification indicating whether a request would be met or not, may address a complaint to the National Development and Social Fund (NDSF)

Complaints may be submitted to the Public Authority by e-mail, or through the FOI portal www.foi.gov.mt via the e-ID or through the online form

The complaint should be addressed to the Public Authority’s FOI Officer, who shall bring the complaint to the attention of the officer responsible. The officer responsible shall reply to the applicant within 10 working days from the receipt of the complaint. The applicant shall also be informed that he or she may appeal the decision or otherwise address a complaint to the Information and Data Protection Commissioner in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (Cap. 496 of the Laws of Malta).

The officer responsible shall inform the applicant of the decision taken with respect to his or her complaint, and in the event of confirmation of a decision not to release the pertinent information, shall explain the reasons thereof. Whenever the applicant’s complaint is related to the format of the information provided or to an extension of the deadline for the submission of the notification indicating whether a request would be met or not by the Public Authority and the original decision is upheld, the applicant shall be given an explanation as to why his or her complaint cannot be positively addressed.

An applicant may also make use of the Internal Complaints Procedure to report failure to meet deadlines or to send notifications. In those cases where the request for information can be met, but has not been met within the deadlines specified by the Act, the officer responsible shall waive any applicable fees for the submission of information.

Other Information

Payments are to be made by a bank transfer.

Emails received on weekends and public holidays will be seen on the next working day.

Winter Hours: 8.30a.m –    5.00p.m.
Summer Hours: 8.00a.m. – 3.30p.m.

Public Authority Contact Details

NDSF, Orange Grove,
Birbal Street,
Balzan BZN 9013

Website: www.ndsf.com.mt

OPM FOI Website: https://opm.gov.mt/en/Pages/FOI.aspx