Ministry of the Interior (Taiwan)

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Ministry of the Interior
內政部
Nèizhèngbù
ROC Ministry of Interior Seal.svg
Agency overview
Jurisdiction  Republic of China
Headquarters Zhongzheng, Taipei
Minister responsible
Parent agency Executive Yuan
Website www.moi.gov.tw

The Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of China (MOI; Chinese: 中華民國內政部; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó Nèizhèngbù) is a cabinet level policy-making body, governed under the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China. The fundamental executive yuan agency responsible for home affairs and security throughout Taiwan. The responsibilities include population, land, construction, military service administration, national emergency services, local administration systems, law enforcement and social welfare (prior to 23 July 2013).[1]

Core Functions[edit]

Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of China

It closely monitors the rights of the residents and every aspect of national development. To speed up the progress of the Nation, strengthen social peace and order, and upgrade the quality of citizen's lives.

The Ministry strives to achieve the following:[2]

  1. Accomplish government reform to boost government vitality;
  2. Care for the minorities;
  3. Promote a fair military service system;
  4. Implement pragmatic growth management to promote sustainable development;
  5. Reinforce police administration reform;
  6. Strengthen crisis management to build a comprehensive disaster prevention system;
  7. Manage the goals to rebuild the Nation into a beautiful hometown;
  8. Implement walk-around management and close planning/control

Duties[edit]

In accordance to the Ministry of Interior Organization Act, the Ministry is charged with the following:

  • National internal affairs administration.
  • The Ministry bears the responsibilities to direct and monitor the highest-ranking local officials in the execution of tasks charged by the Ministry.
  • For direct administration affairs, the Ministry is charged with the authority to order or take disciplinary actions against the highest-ranking local officials. When an official is suspected of conducting illegal acts or overstepping his/her authority, this local official may be suspended or removed pending a resolution from an Executive Yuan meeting.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Department structure[edit]

The Ministry is currently organized into five departments, one office, four sections, six committees, and one center to share the responsibilities.

  • Department of Civil Affairs: in charge of local administration, local self-governing, border administration, public properties, political organizations, elections, religions, rites, funeral, rituals, and ceremonies, historical site investigation, maintenance, and registration, and other civil affairs.
  • Department of Population: in charge of household registration administration, nationality administration, population policies, census, national identification cards, name-usage and registration, migration planning, and other population affairs.
  • Department of Social Affairs: in charge of social welfare, social insurance, social aid, community development, social service, handicap rehabilitation, non-governmental organization, social movements, cooperative operations, and other social administration affairs.

Furthermore, the Ministry is also set up with sixteen social administration units and two land administration units, which are directly under the management of the Ministry as second level agencies.

Administrative agencies under the Ministry of Interior[edit]

Ministers[edit]

Yeh Jiunn-rong, the incumbent Minister of the Interior.

      Non-partisan/ unknown       Kuomintang (Nationalist)       Democratic Progressive Party       People First Party

Name Term of Office Days Political Party Premier
13 Chang Feng-hsu (張豐緒) 11 June 1976 1 June 1978 720 Kuomintang Chiang Ching-kuo
14 Chiu Chuang-huan (邱創煥) 1 June 1978 1 December 1981 1279 Kuomintang Sun Yun-suan
15 Lin Yang-kang (林洋港) 1 December 1981 1 June 1984 913 Kuomintang Sun Yun-suan
16 Wu Po-hsiung (吳伯雄) 1 June 1984 22 July 1988 1512 Kuomintang Yu Kuo-hua
17 Hsu Shui-teh (許水德) 22 July 1988 1 June 1991 1044 Kuomintang Yu Kuo-hua
Lee Huan
Hau Pei-tsun
18 Wu Po-hsiung (吳伯雄) 1 June 1991 15 December 1994 1293 Kuomintang Hau Pei-tsun
Lien Chan
19 Huang Kun-huei (黃昆輝) 15 December 1994 10 June 1996 543 Kuomintang Lien Chan
20 Lin Fong-cheng (林豐正) 10 June 1996 15 May 1997 339 Kuomintang Lien Chan
21 Yeh Chin-fong (葉金鳳) 15 May 1997 5 February 1998 266 Kuomintang Lien Chan
Vincent Siew
22 Huang Chu-wen (黃主文) 5 February 1998 20 May 2000 835 Kuomintang Vincent Siew
23 Chang Po-ya (張博雅) 20 May 2000 1 February 2002 622 Independent Tang Fei
Chang Chun-hsiung
24 Yu Cheng-hsien (余政憲) 1 February 2002 9 April 2004 798 Democratic Progressive Party Yu Shyi-kun
25 Su Chia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) 9 April 2004 25 January 2006 656 Democratic Progressive Party Yu Shyi-kun
Frank Hsieh
26 Lee I-yang (李逸洋) 25 January 2006 20 May 2008 846 Democratic Progressive Party Su Tseng-chang
Chang Chun-hsiung
27 Liao Liou-yi (廖了以) 20 May 2008 10 September 2009 478 Kuomintang Liu Chao-shiuan
28 Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) 10 September 2009 6 February 2012 879 Independent Wu Den-yih
29 Lee Hong-yuan (李鴻源) 6 February 2012 3 March 2014 756 People First Party Sean Chen
Jiang Yi-huah
30 Chen Wei-zen (陳威仁) 3 March 2014 20 May 2016 809 Kuomintang Jiang Yi-huah
Mao Chi-kuo
Chang San-cheng
31 Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) 20 May 2016 Incumbent 68 Lin Chuan

Transportation[edit]

The MOI building is accessible by NTU Hospital Station of the Taipei Metro on the Red Line.

See also[edit]

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