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Appeals & Inquiry

Appeals Advisory Committee (Remote Gambling)

The Appeals Advisory Committee (Remote Gambling) is appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs. The Committee reviews appeals on access blocking orders or payment blocking orders, and provides advice to the Minister.

Public Entertainment Appeal Board

The Public Entertainment Appeal Board is appointed by the Minister and will hear appeals from public entertainment establishments, such as nightlife establishments, computer games centres and billiard saloons.

Fire Safety Appeals Advisory Board

The Fire Safety Appeals Advisory Board (FSAAB) is appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs, to hear appeals to the Minister on a modification or waiver of fire safety requirements, and to make recommendations to the Minister on the appeal.

Registered Inspectors Inquiry Panel

The Registered Inspectors Inquiry Panel is appointed by the Minister. The Panel inquires about the conduct of any registered inspector or the discharge of a registered inspector’s duties or responsibilities if it appears to the Commissioner that the registered inspector has contravened or failed to comply with any provision of the Fire Safety Act, relevant Regulations, and prescribed code of professional conduct and ethics.

Liquor Appeal Board

The Liquor Appeal Board (LAB) was formed on 1 April 2015 with the implementation of the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act 2015. The LAB plays an important role in ensuring fairness in the liquor regulatory framework. The purpose of the LAB is to assess the appeals made by liquor licence applicants or licensees who are aggrieved by the decisions made by the Licensing Officer (LO).

Fire Safety Engineers Inquiry Panel

The Fire Safety Engineers Inquiry Panel (FSEIP) is appointed by the Minister of Home Affairs. Commissioner SCDF appoints members from this panel to constitute Inquiry Committees, to investigate into complaints against or written information about any fire safety engineer (FSE) on their misconduct and failure to discharge his/her duties.

Citizenship Committee of Inquiry

The Citizenship Committee of Inquiry (CCOI) is appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs and its role is to enquire into the cases of those persons who have been issued with the Notice of Deprivation of Citizenship and to submit its report to Minister for Home Affairs for a decision.

Governance & Administration

Casino Regulatory Authority Board

The Board Members of the Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) are appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs. CRA Board advises and provides strategic guidance to the management of CRA to meet its objectives.

Industrial & Services Co-operative Society Ltd – Board of Trustees/Directors

The Industrial and Services Co-operative Society Limited (ISCOS) was set up with the support from the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (SCORE) in 1989 to provide employment to ex-offenders through its various business enterprises. Since then, the Co-operative has evolved into an organisation with multiple programmes and services to cater to the need of ex-offenders and their families.
At present, ISCOS offers training subsidies and employment assistance, support groups, referrals and other services to ex-offenders. There is also a dedicated programme (Fairy Godparent Programme) to help their children achieve academics potentials through initiatives such as bursary awards, sponsored tuition, mentoring, workshops and recreational activities.
The affairs of the Co-operative are managed by a Board of Directors with the support from the management team. The Ministry of Home Affairs appoints a Board of Trustees to advise the Board of Directors on the general administration of ISCOS and to ensure that its long-term goals are met.

Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises Board

The Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises is appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs and is responsible for overseeing the activities of the Corporation to assist offenders to return to society as responsible and contributing members of society. SCORE seeks to enhance the employability of offenders, and prepares them for their eventual reintegration into the national workforce by focusing on four main building blocks of work programme, vocational training, employment assistance and community engagement. SCORE also works very closley with other government agencies, chambers of commerce and industry, trade associations, employers, aftercare agencies such as the Industrial & Service Co-operative Society Ltd (ISCOS), Singapore After-Care Association (SACA), Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA), halfway houses and the community in the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders.

INVEST Board of Trustees

The INVEST Board of Trustees (INVEST BOT) is appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs to manage and administer the HUS INVEST Fund which is a superannuation fund established on 1 October 2001 under the Home Affairs Uniformed Services Superannuation Act 2001.

HomeTeamNS Board of Governors

The Board is chaired by the Minister for Home Affairs, and is responsible for providing strategic directions and guidance to HomeTeamNS, and controlling its properties and finances. HomeTeamNS is a merger between the former Singapore Police Association for National Servicemen (SPANS) and Singapore Civil Defence Association for National Servicemen (CDANS). HomeTeamNS seeks to promote a strong identity, sense of belonging ang pride aomg Home Team national servicemen through shared spaces (e.g. provision of clubhouse sports and recreational facilities) and shared interests (e.g. programmes and interest group activities).

Independent Review Panel

The Independent Review Panel (IRP) is an independent advisory body appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs, and comprises prominent members of the community, including retired judges, former senior Home Team officers, and other persons of standing in society. It is established to strengthen the systems and processes of Home Team Departments, by reviewing the internal investigations into allegations of wrongdoing or misconduct by Home Team officers in their official capacities.  It ensures that there are independent, robust, and fair processes in place to review those allegations.

Home Team Corps Council

The members of the Home Team Corps Council are appointed by the Minister of Education. The Council was established for the purpose of the administration of matters relating to the Corps, involving policy development and regulations relating to training, appointment, promotions, and discipline of the Corps.

Outreach & Education

Home Team Volunteer Network Steering Committee

Appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs, the Home Team Volunteer Network was set up to advise MHA on volunteer policies and other related matters; and to promote volunteer management best practices and activities that would strengthen the Home Team identity among the Home Team volunteers.

National Council Against Drug Abuse

Appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs, the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) was set up in 1995 as an advisory committee to the Ministry of Home Affairs, to serve as an umbrella body to formulate anti-drug strategies and programmes. NCADA, as a cititzens' advisory comittee, comprises key members from the community and serves as a link between the community and the Government. Through their extensive background and diverse networks, NCADA members help the Government gather feedback and ideas from the community to enhance and strengthen the national anti-drug strategy.

National Crime Prevention Council

The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) is a non-profit organisation committed to promoting public awareness and concern about crime and to propagate the concept of self-help in crime prevention by mobilising the support of groups, organisations and individuals from the communuity to work closely with the Police to prevent crime. The NCPC is incorporated as a charity and depends entirely on donations and grants to run its programmes and activities. It is registered as a society with the Registry of Societies and also an institution of a Public Character (IPC).

National Fire & Civil Emergency Preparedness Council

The National Fire and Civil Emergency Preparedness Council (NFEC) is committed towards promoting fire prevention and civil emergency preparedness to make Singapore safe and secure

The Council educates the public on the dangers of fire, proper use of emergency services and the importance of emergency preparedness. It also promotes programmes and initiatives to spur members of the public, from children to adults, to actively take steps in fire prevention and in stepping forwars as Community First Responders to help others in times of emergency.

The Council was formerly known as the National Fire Prevention Council. 

Singapore Road Safety Council

The Singapore Road Safety Council is appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs and serves to address the future needs of our road users in areas of road safety. Supported by the Ministry of Transport (MOT) and Land Transport Authority (LTA), the Council will also serve to augment the efforts of Traffic Police in championing road safety in Singapore through areas of public education, research and partnerships with stakeholders.

Yellow Ribbon Fund Board

Appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs, the Yellow Ribbon Fund Board was set up to provide strategic direction and maintains oversight on governance issues in relation to the use of the funds under the Yellow Ribbon Fund.

Review & Advisory

Anti-Inhalant Abuse Centre Review Committee

The Anti-inhalant Abuse Centre Review Committee (AIACRC) is appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs. to decide the cases of inhalant abusers who are undergoing treatment and rehabilitation at the approved Anti-Inhalant Abuse Centre on their suitability for discharge.

Employment Release Advisory Committee

The Employment Release Advisory Committee is appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs to review cases of prisoners' suitability for employment beyond the precincts of the prison in which the prisoners are detained and make  recommendations to the Commissioner of Prisons.

External Placement Review Board

The External Placement Review Board is appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs to review cases and make recommendations to the Minister, on matters relating to external placement of a prisoner.

Home Detention Advisory Committees

The Home Detention Advisory Committees (HDACs) are appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs to review cases of prisoners who are eligible for home detention and which fall within the guidelines on release on home detention. The Committee is responsible for examining the cases' suitability for release and to make recommendations to the Commissioner of Prisons.

Reformative Training Centre Advisory Committee

The Reformative Training Centre Advisory Committee (RTAC) is appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs to determine the Reformative Trainee's suitability for release onto police supervision, discharge the reformative trainee from the release on supervision order, and decide on the need for recall when the reformative trainee breaches the supervision order.

Criminal Law Review Board

The Criminal Law Review Board considers all cases of detention extending beyond 10 years. This process ensures that cases where persons have been detained beyond 10 years are reviewed and scrutinised by a separate Committee. This is to ensure independent decision making in determining that these persons have not been detained longer than is necessary. Recommendations to extend detention for a further 12-month period must also be approved by the President on the advice of the Cabinet.

Criminal Law Advisory Committee (Hearing)

Appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs, the Criminal Law Advisory Committee (Hearing) hears representations made by or on behalf of persons ordered to be detained or placed under police supervision for criminal activities. It carefully examines each case brought by enforcement agencies and is empowered to question detainees and any witnesses in the process, before it makes its recommendations to the President on the orders made by the Minister.

Criminal Law Advisory Committee (Review)

Persons placed on detention are reviewed annually by the Criminal Law Advisory Committee (Review). Members of the Review Committee are appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs, but are distinct from the Advisory Committee (Hearing), encoring independent decision-making on the duration of detention. Any recommendation to extend detention for a further 12-month period must be approved by the President on the advice of Cabinet.

Drug Rehabilitation Centres Review Committees

The Drug Rehabilitation Centre Review Committees (DRCRC) are appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs to decide case of inmates who are undergoing treatment and rehabilitation at the approved DRCs to determine their suitability for employment, participation in any educational or occupational training programmes, release or extended treatment and rehabilitation.

Long Imprisonment Review Board

The Long Imprisonment Review Board is appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs to make recommendation on a prisoner’s suitability for release after serving at least 20 years of sentence. The Board will assess and make recommendation to the Minister for Home Affairs on the prisoner’s suitability for release.

The Life Imprisonment Review Board & The President’s Pleasure Review Board

The Life Imprisonment Review Board is appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs to review cases of prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment, while The President’s Pleasure Review Board is appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs to review cases of underage prisoners detained during the President’s pleasure. Both Boards will access and make recommendations to the Minister for Home Affairs on the prisoner’s suitability for release.

Institutional Discipline Advisory Committees

The Institutional Discipline Advisory Committees are appointed by the Minister of Home Affairs to render an opinion to the Commissioner of Prisons on whether the corporal punishment ordered by a Superintendent on any inmate for committing an institutional offence is excessive.

Board of Visitors (Community Rehabilitation Centre)

The Board of Visitors (Community Rehabilitation Centre) is appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs to advise and make recommendations to ensure that the health, maintenance, recreation and discipline of inmates from the Centre are satisfactory and that an efficient standard is maintained throughout the Centre.

Board of Visitors (Drug Rehabilitation Centres & Anti-Inhalant Abuse Centres)

The Board of Visitors (Drug Rehabilitation Centres and Anti-Inhalant Abuse Centres) (BOV DRCs & AIACs) is appointed by the Minister to advise and make recommendations to ensure that the health, maintenance, recreation and discipline of DRC inmates are satisfactory and that an efficient standard is maintained throughout each DRC.

Board of Visitors (for SCDF and SPF Detention Barracks)

The Board of Visitors for SCDF and SPF Detention Barracks (DB) is an independent body appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs to ensure the proper treatment and management of SCDF and SPF national servicemen during detention. Board members visit detainees in the cells, hear their concerns and ensure that their living conditions are satisfactory.

Board of Visiting Justices

The Board of Visiting Justices comprises Justices of the Peace, and is appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs. The members inspect the prisons and ensure that the basic welfare of prisoners is taken care of.

HomeTeam NS Development Masterplan Advisory Group

The HomeTeam NS Development Masterplan Advisory Group was set up to advise the HomeTeamNS Management Committee on its long term plans for HomeTeamNS clubhouses, to ensure they are strategically developed to achieve the objectives of engaging, deepening the bond among HT NSmen and their families, and promoting a sense of belonging and pride among Home Team NSmen.

Medical Advisory Committee

The Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) is appointed by the Minister of Home Affairs, with members selected n consultation with the Ministry of Health. It provides advice and guidance on issues relating to medical protocols for ambulance operations and on policies pertaining to clinical and medical matters in relation to SCDF's Emergency Medical Service (EMS).

Medical Advisory Panel

The Medical Advisory Panel (MAP) is appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs, and comprises leading specialists across different medical specialisations and policy/operation staff from the Ministry of Health and Singapore Prison Service (SPS). The MAP advises SPS on medical matters such as the standards and clinical outcomes of healthcare provision in prisons, the improvement to clinical processes, complex medical cases within prisons, the adequacy of SPS medical facilities, and clinical management of SPS deaths in custody.

Mandatory Aftercare Advisory Committee

The Mandatory Aftercare Advisory Committee is appointed by the Minister for Home Affairs to make recommendations to Commissioner of Prisons on matters relating to Mandatory Aftercare Scheme.
Last Updated on 11 Dec 2018
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