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The Public Service

The Public Service

The Singapore Public Service employs about 143,000 officers in 16 Ministries and more than 50 Statutory Boards. Within the Public Service is the Civil Service, comprising about 84,000 officers in the Ministries.

Ministry of Communication and Information (MCI)

Knowledge is Meant to be Shared

An advanced nation - one that excels in the new global economy requires a trustworthy communication infrastructure and technology.

Ensuring Government policies are accessible and understood; and developing the infocomm media, cyber security and design sectors are part and parcel of what we do to connect people to exciting business and job opportunities.

Statutory Boards: Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore • Media Development AuthorityNational Library Board • Personal Data Protection Commission

Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY)

Together, Let's Build a Singapore That We Can Call Home

The society we live in is ours to create through our collective thoughts and actions. Our role is to engage everyone to create a Singapore together - a Singapore that we would be proud to call home. A Singapore where we are realise our aspirations together.

To build more cohesive and vibrant society, one with a deep sense of identity and belonging to the nation, we inspire through the arts and sports, strengthen community bonds, engage the youth, and promote volunteerism and philanthropy. 

Statutory Boards: Majlis Ugama Islam Singapore • National Arts Council • National Heritage Board •People's Association • Sport Singapore

Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)

Safeguarding Singapore's Peace

Our role is to safeguard our nation's through diplomacy, deterrence and swift action. We want Singapore to be a secure and peaceful place to live in.

To do this, we put our people at the core of Singapore's defence. We have a dedicated group of homegrown talent - both men and women - entrusted with the responsibility of our nation's security.

Statutory Boards: Defence Science & Technology Agency

Ministry of Education (MOE)

Our Children, Our Future

The most meaningful gift we can give our children is a head-start to their future by helping them realise their potential and ignite their passion for lifelong learning.

As teachers, allied educators and in many other varying roles at the ministry, we shape our future generations and equip them with knowledge and skills they need to be good and responsible citizens.

Statutory Boards: Council for Private Education • Institute of Southeast Asian Studies • Institute of Technical Education • Nanyang Polytechnic • Ngee Ann Polytechnic • Republic Polytechnic • Science Centre Singapore • Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board • Singapore Polytechnic •Temasek Polytechnic

Ministry of Finance (MOF)

Growth with Opportunity for All

We maintain not just one of the world's most highly developed economies, but also one that has enjoyed steady and rapid growth for an unprecendented 50 years.

Statutory Boards: Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore • Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority • Tote Board • Singapore Accounting Commission

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)

Establishing Our Place in the World

What is our nation's role in the world stage? How do we leave our mark? Our role is to define and establish our country's place on the global stage.

To do this we form and nurture relationships with over 40 other nations, contribute foreign policies that advance our nation's interests, and support our Singaporeans abroad.

Ministry of Health (MOH)

Championing a Healthy Nation

Good health is one of the most important gifts we can give ourselves. As we grow older, and our nation ages, being in good health becomes even more important.

Our role is create policies, programmes, services and an ecosystem to encourage everyone to maintain good health. Reducing illness; ensuring access to affordable, quality healthcare; and pursuing medical breakthroughs through research are some of things we do.

Statutory Boards: Health Promotion Board • Health Sciences Authority

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)

Guardians of Singapore

We are the guardians of Singapore, passionate about making Singapore a safe home - a place where we are able to sleep soundly at night, a place where our children play safely in neighbourhoods.

We keep our country safe and secure by upholding law and order; preventing, deterring and detecting crime; keeping Singapore drug-free; safeguarding our borders; rehabilitating prisoners; and saving lives and property.

Statutory Boards: Casino Regulatory Authority • Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises

Ministry of Law (MINLAW)

A Trusted Legal System, a Trusted Singapore

In Singapore, we have shown that laws are not just ideals, but the backbone of a functioning society. With MINLAW, we contribute to building the legal framework that upholds our way of life.

Our officers are experts from different fields, and enjoy excellent and challenging careers with plenty of opportunity to grow.

Statutory Boards: Intellectual Property Office of Singapore • Singapore Land Authority

Ministry of Manpower (MOM)

Great Workforce, Great Workplace 

Manpower is our nation's resource. Our role is to improve the capabilities and resourcefulness of our workforce to enable each person to get a better job and build a more satisfying career.

To do this, we create and implement policies that promote lifelong employability, income security and foster excellent working environments.

Statutory Boards: Central Provident Fund Board • Singapore Labour Foundation • Singapore Workforce Development Agency

Ministry of National Development (MND)

An Endearing Home, A Distinctive Global City

Singapore is a place we call home and also a global city. We love our city and our love fuels us to make Singapore an endearing home for those wmciho live here, and a distinctive global city for visitors.

Our role is to develop world-class infrastructure, create sustainable living environments and build cohesive communities.

Statutory Boards: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority • Building and Construction Authority • Council for Estate Agencies • Housing & Development Board • National Parks Board • Urban Redevelopment Authority

Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)

Passion for People

People - all of us - are part of a family. And strong, stable families play a critical and important role in resilient, caring societies that are able to overcome challenges together.

We build community infrastructure and rollout programmes and services that nurtures resilient individuals, strong family bonds and a caring society.

Statutory Boards: National Council of Social Service

Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR)

Sustainable Singapore

With over 300 parks and 4 nature reserves, Singapore is a city of lush greenery. Being clean and green is an important part of our DNA.

As Singapore grows and evolves, our job to is to ensure we are doing things right and planning ahead for environmental sustainability. Together with our statutory boards, we ensure our nation's needs are met today without jeopardising our future.

Statutory Boards: National Environment Agency • PUB, The National Water Agency

Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)

A Global City of Business Excellence

A Singapore renowned for being a leading global city of enterprise and talent - one that is brimming with innovation and opportunities - drives economic growth and creates jobs.

We play a key role in formulating both local and international policies to achieve this vision of a Singapore with a dynamic economy, world-class enterprises and innovative and productive SMEs. 

Statutory Boards: Agency for Science, Technology and Research Competition Commission of Singapore • Economic Development Board Energy Market Authority • Hotel Licensing Board •International Enterprise Singapore • JTC Corporation • Sentosa Development Corporation •Singapore Tourism Board • SPRING Singapore

Ministry of Transport (MOT)

Connecting People and Possibilities

Transport - land, air and sea. Our role is to ensure we have a world-class transport system that connects people to the possibilities awaiting them at different places.

Globally, we are renowned for being one of the busiest ports in the world. And for having one of the best airports. On land, our transport network moves goods and connects heartlands to the city.

Statutory Boards: Land Transport Authority • Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore • Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore • Public Transport Council

Prime Minister's Office (PMO)

Together We Lead

We provide overall policy direction and coordinate across ministries so that, together, we work as a single Public Service engaging the nation to achieve our shared dreams and goals.

There are 9 agencies that comprise the PMO. Their missions are to eradicate corruption; ensure free and fair elections; build a secure, resilient Singapore; drive our Smart Nation vision; build a first-class Public Service; achieve a sustainable population; and address the challenges of climate change.

Statutory Boards: Monetary Authority of Singapore

Public Service Division (PSD)

At the Heart of the Public Service

We serve those who serve our nation. PSD nurtures, guides and supports the health, well-being and performance of public officers.

We steward One Trusted Public Service to deliver excellent public service and enable effective government. Our work includes developing leaders in the service, keeping officers meaningfully engaged and championing progressive human resource practices.

Statutory Boards: Civil Service College