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The Public Service

The Public Service

The Singapore Public Service employs about 153,000 public officers working in 16 Ministries and more than 50 Statutory Boards. Within the Public Service is the Civil Service, comprising about 86,000 officers working in the Ministries. Workforce growth in 2020 was largely due to public agencies ramping up more short-term positions to support COVID-related operations during the pandemic.

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.

Providing access to information about the Government's policies, and helping the people understand them, as well as 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 Media Development Authority • Government Technology Agency • National 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 a 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 youths, 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

At the core of Singapore's defence is our people. We want Singapore to be a secure and peaceful place to live in. 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. As teachers, allied educators and in many other varying roles at the ministry, we nurture the well-being of our nation as we empower future generations with the knowledge and skills they need to be good and responsible citizens.

Statutory Boards: Committee 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

We nurture our relationships with over 40 countries all over the world, safeguard and advance our nation's interests. The work we do ensures that Singapore has a voice and more on the global stage. 

Ministry of Health (MOH)

Championing a Healthy Nation

Good health is one of the most important gifts we can give ourselves. We aim to inspire our citizens to live well. Our role is to 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 can sleep soundly at night, and where our children can play safely in our 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 • Home Team X • 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 opportunities to grow.

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

Ministry of Manpower (MOM)

Great Workforce, Great Workplace 

We work hard to improve the capabilities and resourcefulness of our Singaporean workforce. Our goal is to help them get better, higher paying jobs, that do not just secure their retirement, but also give them fulfilling careers.

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 • Workforce Singapore • SkillsFuture Singapore

Ministry of National Development (MND)

An Endearing Home, A Distinctive Global City

Singapore is more than just a global city: it is also the place we call home. Our love for the city inspires us to make the best there is for those who live here as well as the visitors we share it with.

Our role is to develop world-class infrastructure, create a sustainable living environment and build cohesive communities - to realise our vision for Singapore.

Statutory Boards: 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

Families are the most important unit of our society. We believe strong family bonds mean a resilient and caring society that can overcome any challenges together. Our programmes and services support community infrastructure to build a vibrant and people-centric culture.

Statutory Boards: National Council of Social Service

Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE)

Sustainable Singapore

With over 300 parks and 4 nature reserves, Singapore is a city of lush greenery. Keeping Singapore clean and green is an important part of our country's DNA. As Singapore grows and evolves, our job to is to ensure we are doing things right and planning ahead for environmental sustainability.

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

Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)

A Global City of Business Excellence

Singapore is a leading global city of enterprise and talent, one brimming with innovation and opportunities. We play a key role in formulating both local and international policies to promote economic growth and create good jobs, so as to help improve our lives and our country.

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

Ministry of Transport (MOT)

Connecting People and Possibilities

More than just connecting the heartlands to the city, we help to get people and goods from point A to point B with ease. Our role is to ensure our world-class transportation system and international aviation centre continue to connect people and possibilities. 

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 coordinate the activities of ministries and the general policies of the Government. We also provide overall policy direction to public agencies, so that we work together as one Public Service to serve the nation better.

PMO's missions are: eradicate corruption; ensure free and fair elections; build a secure and resilient Singapore; transform Singapore into a technology hub and Smart Nation; build a first class Public Service; achieve a sustainable population for a dynamic Singapore; and lead the national effort to 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. 

Statutory Boards: Civil Service College

Smart Nation and Digital Government Group (SNDGG)

Enabling a smart nation

At SNDGG, we plan and prioritise key Smart Nation projects, drive the digital transformation of the Government, build long-term capabilities for the public sector, and promote adoption and participation from the public and industry, to collectively build a Smart Nation. SNDGG comprises the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO) and its implementing agency, the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech).

Strategy Group

Strengthening strategic alignment across government

As the strategic policy arm in the Prime Minister’s Office, we align strategic resources with national priorities, and drive coordinated action across agencies on Whole-of-Government issues and policies such as those related to population and climate change.