Ministry of Home Affairs (Singapore)


Ministry of Home Affairs (Singapore)
Ministry of Home Affairs
MHA logo.gif
Logo of the MHA
Agency overview
Formed 1959
Jurisdiction Government of Singapore
Headquarters New Phoenix Park, 28 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329560
1°19′25.91″N 103°50′41.64″E / 1.3238639°N 103.8449°E / 1.3238639; 103.8449
Employees 24,115[1]
Annual budget increase 3.18 billion (est) SGD (2010)[1]
Ministers responsible Teo Chee Hean, Minister
S Iswaran, Second Minister
Masagos Zulkifl, Minister of State
Agency executives Benny Lim, Permanent Secretary
Tan Tee How [2], Permanent Secretary - Designate
Tai Wei Shyong, Deputy Secretary (Security)
Goh Soon Poh, Deputy Secretary (Policy/Casino Regulation)
Child agencies Casino Regulatory Authority
Central Narcotics Bureau
Home Team Academy
Immigration and Checkpoints Authority
Internal Security Department
Singapore Civil Defence Force
Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises
Singapore Police Force
Singapore Prison Service
Website
mha.gov.sg

The Ministry of Home Affairs (Abbreviation: MHA; Chinese: 新加坡内政部; Malay: Kementerian Dalam Negeri; Tamil: உள்துறை அமைச்சு) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for public safety, civil defence and immigration. It is also known as the Home Team. It is headed by the Minister for Home Affairs.

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History

New Phoenix Park, where the Ministry of Home Affairs is located

The Ministry of Home Affairs was set up in 1959 when Singapore attained self-government. Housed at the Empress Place Building, it remained there until September 16, 1963 when Singapore joined the Federation of Malaysia and internal affairs became a federal responsibility.

After Singapore became independent on August 9, 1965, Home Affairs returned to Empress Place address as part of the Ministry of Interior and Defence (MID). MID stayed there for several months before it was re-located to Pearl's Hill (former Lower Barracks of Police).

On August 11, 1970, the Ministry of Interior and Defence was separated into two ministries, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Defence. MHA remained at Pearl's Hill until August 1977 when it moved into its previous home at the Phoenix Park in Tanglin Road.

MHA, together with Police Headquarters, moved to the New Phoenix Park at 28 Irrawaddy Road on August 18, 2001

Sub-organisations

Departments

The Ministry of Home Affairs consist of the following major departments:

Staff divisions

  • Homefront Security Division (HSD)
  • Strategic Planning and Development Division (SPD)
  • Policy and Operations Division (POD)
  • Community Engagement Division (CED)
  • International & Corporate Relations Division (ICRD)
  • Human Resource Division (HRD)
  • Finance Division (FD)
  • Technology & Infrastructure Division (T & I)
  • Legal Division
  • Audit for Cost Efficiency Team (ACET)

Statutory Boards

Committees/Councils

References

  1. ^ a b "Head P: Ministry of Home Affairs" (PDF). Budget 2010: Revenue and Expenditure Estimates. Ministry of Finance. 2010-02. http://www.mof.gov.sg/budget_2010/revenue_expenditure/attachment/22%20MHA%20EE2010.pdf. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Changes in Permanent Secretary appointments". Channel News Asia. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1156977/1/.html. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 

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