Ministry of Internal Affairs (Uzbekistan)

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Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan
O'zbеkiston Respublikasi Ichki ishlar vаzirligi
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Interior Ministry overview
Formed August 25, 1991
Preceding Interior Ministry
Jurisdiction Uzbekistan
Headquarters 1, Yunus Radzhabi St., Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Minister responsible
Parent department Government of Uzbekistan

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, (Uzbek: O'zbekiston Respublikasi Ichki ishlar vаzirligi), is a body of the Government of Uzbekistan that is charged with the internal affairs of Uzbekistan and oversees the national police. The Ministry of Internal Affairs was founded on 25 August 1991. It replaced the Soviet Interior Ministry. The current Minister of Internal Affairs is Abdusalom Azizov, who was the Chief of the department of internal affairs of Dzhizakh region of Uzbekistan before 2017.


Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan and its independent field offices are part of the law enforcement agencies.

In order to improve and streamline the activities of internal affairs highest state authorities adopted a series of laws and decisions. One such document is adopted by the People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs of the Turkestan ASSR June 26, 1919 Charter "On the worker-peasant militia Council Turkestan Republic Council of the Russian Federation ", adopted in July of the same year Statute "On the establishment of the Criminal Investigation ", adopted in 1948, the Charter "On police posts and patrol ", adopted July 20, 1953 the Council of Ministers of the Uzbek SSR Decree " on measures to strengthen the fight against crime and maintaining public order in Uzbekistan", September 26, 1962 the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the former Soviet Union was proclaimed November 10 "Day militia ", issued a decree on its celebration, April 6, 1963 the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR adopted a decision on the right to a preliminary investigation by the Decree " On the granting of the right to a preliminary investigation bodies of public order.

After the announcement of the Republic of Uzbekistan as an independent sovereign state in all law enforcement occurred global change. In the bodies of internal affairs as a series of changes. Currently, the activities of the Interior on the basis adopted by January 8, 1993 " Provisional Rules on the order of service, " approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. Charter is defined in the time order of service soldiers and officers of the internal affairs authorities. One of the main tasks of the Interior is to protect the Constitution, the protection of public order and security of citizens, the protection of citizens, their rights and freedoms, as well as their private property, the property of enterprises, organizations of various kinds of abuse, crime and delinquency, prevention and crime prevention timely and prompt disclosure of the crimes, the establishment of the reasons contributing to the commission of crimes, their removal, criminal investigations, maintenance of the passport System (issuing passports to citizens , their registration and check , visa ) , road safety, administrative responsibility and enforcement criminal penalties, fire safety, advocacy and educational work with juveniles and youth , acquisition, possession and use of firearms by citizens, etc.

March 27, 2001 issued a decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On measures to improve the activities of internal affairs ." On the basis of this decree, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic have been developed and approved by the various decisions and orders. Pursuant to the above documents are conducted reforms and changes in the activities of the leading services of the Interior. In the course of reforms and transformations Investigation Department, the Office of the protection of public order, the Office of Traffic Safety, Department of Crime Prevention and Fire Department were transformed into Top Management, expanded their challenges and opportunities in the field offices were transferred to the control status. These reforms and transformation continues to this day.

Currently, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic operate independent units, such as, the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation and the fight against terrorism, the Central Investigation Office, the Department patrol and protection of public order, the General Directorate of crime prevention, Main Road Safety, General Directorate of fire Safety management -out entry and citizenship, Republican Association "Protection" and other management and service.


Interior ministers
Minister Start year End year
Zokir Almatov 1990 2006
Bahodir Matlyubov 2006 2013
Adham Ahmedbaev 2013 2017
Abdusalom Azizov 2017 2017
Poʻlat Bobojonov 2017