Ministry of Home Affairs (Indonesia)

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Republic of Indonesia
Ministry of Home Affairs
Kementerian Dalam Negeri
Ministry overview
Formed 19 August 1945
Jurisdiction Government of Indonesia
Headquarters Jalan Medan Merdeka Utara No. 7
Jakarta Pusat 10110
Jakarta, Indonesia
Minister responsible
Ministry executives
  • -, General Secretary
  • -, General Director for Nation Unity and Politics
  • -, General Director for General Governance
  • -, General Director for Regional Autonomy
  • -, General Director for Regional Development
  • -, General Director for Public and Village Empowerment
  • -, General Director for Citizenship and Civil Registration
  • -, General Director for Regional Finance
  • -, General Inspector
Child Ministry
  • Home Affairs Governance Institute
Key document

The Ministry of Home Affairs is a ministry of the Government of Indonesia responsible for matters of home affairs. It is headed by the Minister of Home Affairs, currently Tjahjo Kumolo.

The role of the department is officially given as:[1]

  • Formulating national policies, operational policies and technical policies in the field of domestic governance;
  • Conducting governance affairs in line with its tasks;
  • Managing state properties/wealth that fall within its responsibilities;
  • Supervising the conduct of its tasks;
  • Submitting to the President reports that evaluate, suggest and consider in the field of its tasks and functions.


The Indonesian Department of Home of Affairs traces its origin to the Departement van Binnenlands Bestuur of the Dutch East Indies Government. Its main function was to oversee police force, transmigration, and agrarian matters. It existed until 1942, the year of Japanese invasion. During Japanese occupation (1942-1945) the name was changed into Naimubu (内務部). Its function was expanded to oversee religious, social, health, education, pedagogic, and cultural matters. Naimubu maintained its operations from its office at Jalan Sagara no. 7 Djakarta until 1945. On 19 Agustus 1945 Naimubu was split into several departments:

Department of Home Affairs was the first government department established under the Presidential Cabinet of Indonesia since the Independence. Due to changes of political situation and the constitution, the department had to be re-established several times. The nomenclature "Departemen Dalam Negeri" (Department of Home Affairs) was changed to "Kementerian Dalam Negeri" (Ministry of Home Affairs) in 2010.


Based on Peraturan Presiden No. 11 Tahun 2015,[2] Ministry of Home Affairs has responsibility to run services in internal governance for support the President in state governance. The ministry responsibilities are

  1. formulation, establishment and implementation of policies in the field of politics and public administration, decentralisation, development of the regional administration, coaching the village administration, coaching and development of local government affairs, local financial coaching, as well as the population and civil registration, in accordance with the provisions of the legislation;
  2. co-ordinating the implementation of the task, coaching, and providing administrative support to all elements of the organisation in the Ministry;
  3. managing of state property / wealth in the responsibility of the Ministry;
  4. supervising the execution of duties in the Ministry;
  5. organising technical guidance and supervision over the conduct of internal affairs in the locality government;
  6. co-ordinating, coaching and general supervision, facilitation, and evaluation of the regional administration in accordance with the provisions of the legislation;
  7. execution of research and development in domestic governance;
  8. execution of human resource development in domestic governance
  9. execution of technical activities of the centre to the regions
  10. execution of substantial support to all elements of the organisation in the Ministry


Based on Peraturan Presiden No. 11 Tahun 2015, Ministry of Home Affairs is organized into the following:

  • General Secretariat;
  • General Directorate of Politics and Public Administration;
  • General Directorate of Territorial Administration;
  • General Directorate of Regional Autonomy;
  • General Directorate of Regional Development;
  • General Directorate of Village Government;
  • General Directorate of Regional Finance;
  • General Directorate of Population and Civil Registration;
  • General Inspectorate;
  • Agency for Research and Development;
  • Agency for Human Resources Development;
  • Expert Staff on Law and National Unity;
  • Expert Staff on Government;
  • Expert Staff on Society and Inter-Agency Relations;
  • Expert Staff on Economy and Development;
  • Expert Staff on Administrative and Public Services

The Home Affairs Ministry operates the Home Affairs Training Colleges (Institut Pemerintahan Dalam Negeri) with campuses located nationwide.

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