Ministry of Manpower (Singapore)
The Ministry of Manpower (Abbreviation: MOM; Malay: Kementerian Tenaga Manusia; Tamil: மனிதவள அமைச்சு; Chinese: 新加坡人力部) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore which is responsible for the formulation and implementation of labour policies related to the workforce in Singapore. The Ministry was known as Ministry of Labour until 1998.
Logo of the MOM
|Jurisdiction||Government of Singapore|
|Headquarters||18 Havelock Road, Singapore 059764|
|Employees||2,239 (2018) |
|Annual budget||1.98 billion (est) SGD (2019) |
Singapore is ranked first among 157 countries in the inaugural World Bank Human Capital Index (HCI), which measures the human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by the age of 18. In the IMD World Talent Ranking 2018, Singapore maintained its position as the best nation in Asia and 13th globally in developing, attracting and retaining highly-skilled professionals.
The MOM oversees 15 divisions and 3 statutory boards. These are:
- Corporate Communications Department
- Corporate Planning Department
- Customer Responsiveness Department
- Foreign Manpower Management Division
- Human Resource Department
- Income Security Policy Division
- International Manpower Division
- Labour Relations and Workplaces Division
- Legal Services Department
- Manpower Planning and Policy Division
- Manpower Research and Statistics Department
- Occupational Safety and Health Division
- National Human Resources Division
- Work Pass Division
- Workplace Policy and Strategy Division
- MOM Statutory Board
Minister for ManpowerEdit
|Years in Office||Minister|
|1963 – 1968||Jek Yeun Thong|
|1968 - 1971||S Rajaratnam|
|1971 - 1981||Ong Pang Boon|
|1981 - 1983||Ong Teng Cheong|
|1983||E W Barker|
|1983 - 1985||S Jayakumar|
|1985 - 1991||Lee Yock Suan|
|1992 - 2003||Lee Boon Yang|
|2003 - 2008||Ng Eng Hen|
|2008 - 2011||Gan Kim Yong|
|2011 - 2012||Tharman Shanmugaratnam|
|2012 - 2015||Tan Chuan-Jin|
|2015 - 2018||Lim Swee Say|
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- "These countries are best at attracting and nurturing talented workers". WEF.
- "Singapore placed 13th in World Talent Rankings, best in Asia Pacific". Yahoo news.
- "Divisions and statutory boards". Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Singapore. Retrieved 7 May 2018.