Ministry of the Interior (Republic of China)
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Ministry of the Interior Republic of China

The Ministry of the Interior (MOI; Chinese: ; pinyin: Nèizhèngbù; Pe?h-?e-j?: Lu?-chèng-p) is a cabinet level policy-making body, governed under the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China (Taiwan). 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).[1]

Core functions

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:[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


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

Department structure

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 Household Registration Affairs: 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 Land Administration: in charge of land surveys and registrations, land value assessments, equalization of land rights, land entitlement investigations, land consolidation, land expropriation, land utilization, territorial administration, and other land administration affairs.
  • The Cooperative and Civil Association's Preparatory Office

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


Hsu Kuo-yung, the incumbent Minister of the Interior.

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

No Name Term of Office Days Political Party Premier
11 Hsu Ching-chung () 3 June 1966 1 June 1972 2190 Kuomintang Yen Chia-kan
12 Lin Chin-sheng () 1 June 1972 11 June 1976 1471 Kuomintang Chiang Ching-kuo
13 Chang Feng-hsu () 11 June 1976 1 June 1978 720 Kuomintang Chiang Ching-kuo
14 Chiu Chuang-huan () 1 June 1978 1 December 1981 1279 Kuomintang Sun Yun-suan
15 Lin Yang-kang () 1 December 1981 1 June 1984 913 Kuomintang Sun Yun-suan
16 Wu Po-hsiung () 1 June 1984 22 July 1988 1512 Kuomintang Yu Kuo-hua
17 Hsu Shui-teh () 22 July 1988 1 June 1991 1044 Kuomintang Yu Kuo-hua
Lee Huan
Hau Pei-tsun
18 Wu Po-hsiung () 1 June 1991 15 December 1994 1293 Kuomintang Hau Pei-tsun
Lien Chan
19 Huang Kun-huei () 15 December 1994 10 June 1996 543 Kuomintang Lien Chan
20 Lin Fong-cheng () 10 June 1996 15 May 1997 339 Kuomintang Lien Chan
21 Yeh Chin-fong () 15 May 1997 5 February 1998 266 Kuomintang Lien Chan
Vincent Siew
22 Huang Chu-wen () 5 February 1998 20 May 2000 835 Kuomintang Vincent Siew
23 Chang Po-ya () 20 May 2000 1 February 2002 622 Independent Tang Fei
Chang Chun-hsiung
24 Yu Cheng-hsien () 1 February 2002 9 April 2004 798 Democratic Progressive Party Yu Shyi-kun
25 Su Jia-chyuan () 9 April 2004 25 January 2006 656 Democratic Progressive Party Yu Shyi-kun
Frank Hsieh
26 Lee I-yang () 25 January 2006 20 May 2008 846 Democratic Progressive Party Su Tseng-chang I
Chang Chun-hsiung
27 Liao Liou-yi () 20 May 2008 10 September 2009 478 Kuomintang Liu Chao-shiuan
28 Jiang Yi-huah () 10 September 2009 6 February 2012 879 Independent Wu Den-yih
29 Lee Hong-yuan () 6 February 2012 3 March 2014 756 People First Party Sean Chen
Jiang Yi-huah
30 Chen Wei-zen () 3 March 2014 20 May 2016 809 Kuomintang Jiang Yi-huah
Mao Chi-kuo
Chang San-cheng
31 Yeh Jiunn-rong () 20 May 2016 15 July 2018 786 Independent Lin Chuan
William Lai
32 Hsu Kuo-yung () 16 July 2018 Incumbent 585 Democratic Progressive Party William Lai
Su Tseng-chang II


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

See also


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-29. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-29. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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