Advanced Search Advanced Search Close Panel All of these words This exact phrase Any of these words Without these words Search within: CareersWhole of Government Expand All Collapse All About the Singapore Public ServiceSingapore Public Service 1. What is the difference between Ministries and Statutory Boards? Are statutory boards considered part of the Singapore Civil Service? The Singapore Public Service employs some 145,000 officers in 16 Ministries and more than 50 Statutory Boards. Within the Public Service is the Civil Service, comprising some 85,000 officers working in the Ministries. They work in various schemes of service, including the Administrative Service, legal, education, police, civil defence and accounting schemes. Statutory boards (such as HDB, CPF Board, IRAS, etc) have their own recruitment and human resource management practices. They are legally distinct employers from the Civil Service. If you would like to find out more about the various statutory boards in Singapore, you can access their websites for details. If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit your Feedback to let us know how we can help you.