Ministry of the Interior (Taiwan)
|Jurisdiction||Republic of China|
|Parent agency||Executive Yuan|
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. It is the fundamental executive yuan agency responsible for home affairs and security throughout Taiwan, including population, land, construction, military service administration, national emergency services, local administration systems, law enforcement and social welfare (prior to 23 July 2013).
It closely monitors the rights of the residents and every aspect of national development to ensure steady progress of the nation, strengthen social peace and order, and upgrade the quality of citizens' lives.
The Ministry strives to achieve the following:
- Accomplish government reform to boost government vitality;
- Care for the minorities;
- Promote a fair military service system;
- Implement pragmatic growth management to promote sustainable development;
- Reinforce police administration reform;
- Strengthen crisis management to build a comprehensive disaster prevention system;
- Manage the goals to rebuild the Nation into a beautiful hometown;
- Implement walk-around management and close planning/control
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.
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
- National Police Agency
- Construction and Planning Agency
- National Fire Agency
- National Conscription Agency
- Central Police University
- Architecture and Building Research Institute
- National Airborne Service Corps
- National Immigration Agency
- National Land Surveying and Mapping Center
- Land Consolidation Engineering Bureau
|№||Name||Term of Office||Days||Political Party||Premier|
|12||Lin Chin-sheng (林金生)||1 June 1972||11 June 1976||1471||Kuomintang||Chiang Ching-kuo|
|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
|18||Wu Po-hsiung (吳伯雄)||1 June 1991||15 December 1994||1293||Kuomintang||Hau Pei-tsun
|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
|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
|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
|26||Lee I-yang (李逸洋)||25 January 2006||20 May 2008||846||Democratic Progressive Party||Su Tseng-chang
|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
|30||Chen Wei-zen (陳威仁)||3 March 2014||20 May 2016||809||Kuomintang||Jiang Yi-huah
|31||Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮)||20 May 2016||Incumbent||570||Democratic Progressive Party||Lin Chuan
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