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 May 2014:

Prime Minister

Deputy Prime Minister and
Coordinating Minister for National Security and

Minister for Home Affairs

Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister for Finance

Minister for Trade and Industry

Minister, Prime Minister's Office

Minister for Communications and Information

Minister for National Development

Minister for Defence

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources

Minister for Foreign Affairs and
Minister for Law

Minister for Health

Minister for Transport

Minister, Prime Minister's Office and
Second Minister for Home Affairs and
Second Minister for Trade and Industry

Minister for Education

Minister, Prime Minister's Office and
Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and
Second Minister for Foreign Affairs

Minister for Social and Family Development and
Second Minister for Defence

Minister for Manpower

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and
Second Minister for Communications and Information