Mr. Narine Charran
Permanent Secretary (Ag.)
Mr. Narine Charran was warmly welcomed as Permanent Secretary (Ag.) by the Ministry of Youth Development and National Service (MYDNS) on Monday 09th October, 2023.
PS Charran is a proficient public servant with over 25 years of experience in the Public Service. His expertise ranges from project planning, macroeconomic analysis and tax policy to debt management, formulation, development and implementation of Government Policy.
Mr. Charran joined the Public Service in 1995 and has since served in various technical and managerial capacities at the Ministry of Local Government, the Inland Revenue Division, the Ministry of Public Utilities, the Ministry of Housing, the Ministry of Finance and most recently, the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries.
He was appointed Senior Economist in the Ministry of Finance in 2011 in the Economic Management Division (EMD) and moved up the ranks to Assistant Director (Ag.) and Director (Ag.) EMD. In 2020, he was appointed Manager of the Debt Management Division with responsibility for the management of the Government Guaranteed debt portfolio of the state sector, production of debt statistics, debt service, and Government and Non-Government Guaranteed debt financing before his promotion as Deputy Permanent Secretary in January, 2023.
PS Charran is a seasoned Economist with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of the West Indies. He also has extensive training in macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, policy formulation, financial management, climate change and leadership in the Public Service.
The Ministry of Youth Development and National Service welcomes PS Charran as the Head of the MYDNS family. We wish our new PS every success as we all work together to advance the Youth Development Agenda and promote National Service across Trinidad and Tobago.