National Servicemen (Employment) Act
(Chapter 202, Section 5(1))
National Servicemen (Employment) (Private Employers and Statutory Bodies) Order
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G.N. No. S 348/1970

(25th March 1992)
[2nd January 1971]
1.  This Order may be cited as the National Servicemen (Employment) (Private Employers and Statutory Bodies) Order.
2.  In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires —
“private employer” means an employer other than the Government;
“substantive salary” means the remuneration excluding allowances and bonus payments payable to an employee in respect of work done under the contract of service.
Private employer and statutory body to employ only persons from register
3.  It is hereby directed that —
(a)every private employer employing more than 10 employees; and
(b)every statutory body,
shall not, except with the consent of the Director, engage or re-engage any employee otherwise than from among the persons whose names appear in the register kept by the Director.
4.  This Order shall not apply to a private employer or statutory body employing an employee who —
(a)is appointed as a member of the Academic Staff of the National University of Singapore, the Singapore Polytechnic or the Ngee Ann Polytechnic;
(b)holds a post in a statutory body carrying a substantive salary of $1,920 and above;
(c)holds a post in any company, corporation or partnership carrying a substantive salary of $1,920 and above or is employed by any association or body of persons and receives a substantive salary of $1,920 and above;
(d)is employed as a minister of religion;
(e)is employed as a domestic servant;
(f)is employed as a building construction worker; or
(g)being a woman is employed as a midwife, air hostess, dance hostess, bar waitress, nurse, model, private secretary, receptionist, telephone operator, hairdresser, seamstress, beautician, usher and shop assistant.