The Cabinet


The Cabinet

The Cabinet is constituted under Article 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore. The Cabinet is responsible for all government policies and the day-to-day administration of the affairs of the state. It comprises the Prime Minister and other Ministers and is collectively responsible to the Parliament.

Secretariat and administrative support to the Cabinet is provided by the Cabinet Office, an Organ of State, which is headed by the Secretary to the Cabinet.

The Cabinet is led by the Prime Minister, who is appointed by the President, as the Member of Parliament who commands the confidence of the majority of the Members of Parliament.

On the advice of the Prime Minister, the President appoints other ministers from among the Members of Parliament to form the Cabinet.

The Cabinet is responsible for all government policies and the day-to-day administration of the affairs of state. It is responsible collectively to Parliament, and comprises the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Ministers, and the ministers in charge of the ministries of Communications and Information, Culture, Community and Youth, Defence, Education, the Environment and Water Resources, Finance, Foreign Affairs, Health, Home Affairs, Law, Manpower, National Development, Social and Family Development, Trade and Industry, and Transport.

The Cabinet comprises the following members with effect from 1 October 2015:

Mr LEE Hsien Loong

Prime Minister

Deputy Prime Minister and
Coordinating Minister for National Security

Mr Tharman SHANMUGARATNAM

Deputy Prime Minister and
Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies

Mr KHAW Boon Wan

Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and

Minister for Transport

Mr LIM Hng Kiang

Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade)

Mr LIM Swee Say

Minister for Manpower

Minister for Communications and Information

Minister for Defence

Dr Vivian BALAKRISHNAN

Minister for Foreign Affairs

Mr K Shanmugam

Minister for Home Affairs and
Minister for Law

Mr GAN Kim Yong

Minister for Health

Mr S Iswaran

Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry)

Minister for Finance

Ms Grace FU Hai Yien

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth

Mr CHAN Chun Sing

Minister, Prime Minister's Office

Mr TAN Chuan-Jin

Minister for Social and Family Development

Mr Lawrence WONG

Minister for National Development

Mr MASAGOS Zulkifli

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources

 

Acting Minister for Education (Schools) and

Senior Minister of State for Transport

Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and

Senior Minister of State for Defence