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Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part IA POSTAL AUTHORITY

Part II EXCLUSIVE PRIVILEGE AND LICENSING, ETC., OF POSTAL SERVICES

Part III POSTAL SERVICES AND SYSTEMS

Part IV CODES OF PRACTICE AND DIRECTIONS

Part IVA CONTROL OVER DESIGNATED POSTAL LICENSEES

Part V OFFENCES AND PENALTIES

Part VI INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATIONS AND NATIONAL INTERESTS

Part VII ENFORCEMENT POWERS AND PROCEDURES

Part VIII GENERAL PROVISIONS

THE SCHEDULE Powers of Postal Authority

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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PART IA
POSTAL AUTHORITY
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Postal Authority
3.
—(1)  The Info-communications Media Development Authority, established by section 3 of the Info‑communications Media Development Authority Act 2016, is appointed as the Postal Authority.
(2)  The Postal Authority is responsible for the administration of this Act.
Functions and duties of Postal Authority
3A.
—(1)  It shall be the function and duty of the Postal Authority —
(a)
to promote the efficiency and international competitiveness of the postal industry in Singapore;
(b)
to ensure that postal services are reasonably accessible to all people in Singapore, and are supplied as efficiently and economically as practicable and at performance standards that reasonably meet the social, industrial and commercial needs of Singapore;
(c)
to promote the development of postal systems and postal services in accordance with, as far as practicable, recognised international standard practice;
(d)
to promote and maintain fair and efficient market conduct between persons engaged in commercial activities connected with the operation and provision of postal systems and postal services for the conveyance of letters in Singapore;
(e)
to promote the effective participation of all sectors of the Singapore postal industry in markets, whether in Singapore or elsewhere;
(f)
to exercise licensing and regulatory functions in respect of postal systems and postal services in Singapore;
(g)
to exercise regulatory functions in respect of the determination and approval of prices, tariffs, charges and the provision of postal services and other related services;
(h)
to act internationally as the national body representative of Singapore in respect of postal matters;
(i)
to advise the Government on national needs and policies in respect of all postal matters and on matters pertaining to the Postal Authority generally; and
(j)
to further the advancement of technology relating to postal systems and postal services.
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(2)  In discharging the functions and duties imposed on it by subsection (1), the Postal Authority shall have regard —
(a)
to efficiency and economy;
(b)
to the social, industrial and commercial needs of Singapore for postal services;
(c)
to the state of and trends in the development of postal systems and postal services and the evolution of standards and protocols used in the postal industry, both in Singapore and elsewhere;
(d)
to fostering the development and expansion of postal services in the world in collaboration with foreign postal administrations, other countries and international organisations;
(e)
to maintaining fair competition between persons engaged in the provision of postal systems and postal services for the conveyance of letters;
(f)
to enabling persons providing postal systems and postal services in Singapore to compete fairly in the provision of such systems and services outside Singapore;
(g)
to the provision of postal services at rates consistent with efficient service;
(h)
to the promotion of research and development in the field of postal systems and postal services; and
(i)
to collaboration with educational institutions for the promotion of technical education in the field of postal systems and postal services.
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(3)  The Postal Authority may undertake such other functions as the Minister may from time to time, by notification published in the Gazette, assign to the Postal Authority, and in so doing, the Postal Authority shall be deemed to be fulfilling the purposes of this Act, and the provisions of this Act shall apply to the Postal Authority in respect of such functions.
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(4)  Nothing in this section shall be construed as —
(a)
imposing on the Postal Authority, either directly or indirectly, any form of duty or liability enforceable by proceedings before any court to which it would not otherwise be subject;
(b)
precluding the Postal Authority from interrupting, suspending or restricting any postal services provided by the Postal Authority; and
(c)
precluding the Postal Authority from ensuring the provision of any special service for any person or section of the public where the special service is required.
[34/2007 wef 24/08/2007]
Powers of Postal Authority
3B.
—(1)  Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Postal Authority may carry on such activities as appear to it to be advantageous, necessary or expedient for it to carry on for or in connection with the discharge of its functions and duties under this Act, and in particular, the Postal Authority may exercise any of the powers specified in the Schedule.
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(2)  This section shall not be construed as limiting any power of the Postal Authority conferred by or under any other written law.
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