REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE
ACTS SUPPLEMENT
Published by Authority

NO. 20]Friday, September 30 [2016

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 16th August 2016 and assented to by the President on 22nd September 2016:—
Government Technology Agency Act 2016

(No. 23 of 2016)


I assent.

TONY TAN KENG YAM,
President.
22nd September 2016.
Date of Commencement: 1st October 2016
An Act to establish the Government Technology Agency and to make consequential amendments to certain other Acts.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act is the Government Technology Agency Act 2016 and comes into operation on a date that the Minister appoints by notification in the Gazette.
Interpretation
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Agency” means the Government Technology Agency established by section 3;
[Deleted by Act 5 of 2018 wef 01/04/2018]
“Chairperson”, in relation to the Agency, means the member of the Agency who is appointed under section 13(1)(a) as the Chairperson of the Agency, and includes any individual acting in that capacity;
“Chief Executive” means the Chief Executive of the Agency, and includes any individual acting in that capacity;
[Act 5 of 2018 wef 01/04/2018]
“committee”, in relation to the Agency, means a committee of the Agency appointed under section 36;
“committee member” means a member of a committee of the Agency appointed under section 36;
“company” has the meaning given by section 4(1) of the Companies Act (Cap. 50);
[S 461/2020 wef 15/06/2020]
“delegate”, in relation to the Agency, means a person to whom the Agency, under section 38(1), delegates any of its functions or powers;
“Deputy Chairperson”, in relation to the Agency, means the member of the Agency who is appointed under section 13(1)(b) as the Deputy Chairperson of the Agency;
“document” includes any device or medium on which information is recorded or stored;
“employee”, in relation to the Agency, means —
(a)in the case of Part 10, an individual who is employed by the Agency under a contract of service; or
(b)in any other case, an individual who is employed by the Agency under a contract of service or who is otherwise engaged to perform duties in the Agency;
“function”, in relation to the Agency, means a function conferred on the Agency by this Act or any other Act;
“info-communications technology” means any technology employed in the collection, storage, use or transmission of information, and includes a technology that involves the use of a computer or a telecommunication system;
“member”, in relation to the Agency, means a member of the Agency appointed under section 11, and includes a temporary member appointed under section 15(2);
“power”, in relation to the Agency, means a power given to the Agency by this Act or any other Act;
“public authority” means a body that is established or constituted by or under a public Act to perform or discharge a public function, but does not include a Town Council established under section 4 of the Town Councils Act (Cap. 329A);
“public entity” means a body corporate (not being a public authority) that —
(a)provides an essential service to the public or a section of the public; and
(b)receives funding or other facilities or support from the Government in connection with the provision of the essential service;
“public sector” means the Government and all public authorities, and includes any part of the public sector;
“public sector body” means a Ministry, a Government department, a public authority or any other body of persons in the public sector;
“system”, in relation to info-communications technology or related engineering, includes infrastructure and application;
“telecommunication system” has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Telecommunications Act (Cap. 323).