Ministry of the Interior (Taiwan)

The Ministry of the Interior (MOI; Chinese: 內政部; pinyin: Nèizhèngbù; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Luē-chèng-pō͘) 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]

Ministry of the Interior
Nèizhèng Bù (Mandarin)
Nui-chṳn Phu (Hakka)
ROC Ministry of the Interior Logo.svg
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Agency overview
JurisdictionRepublic of China (Taiwan)
HeadquartersZhongzheng, Taipei
Minister responsible
Parent agencyExecutive Yuan
Child agencies

Core functionsEdit

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 divisionsEdit

Department structureEdit

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 Associations 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 InteriorEdit


Hsu Kuo-yung, 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
1 Chang Li-sheng (張厲生) 11 June 1948 26 June 1948 15 Kuomintang Weng Wenhao
2 Peng Chao-hsien (彭昭賢) 26 June 1948 27 December 1948 184 Independent Weng Wenhao
Sun Fo
3 Hung Lan-yu (洪蘭友) 27 December 1948 1 April 1949 95 Kuomintang Sun Fo
He Yingqin
4 Li Hanhun (李漢魂) 1 April 1949 6 February 1950 311 Kuomintang He Yingqin
Yan Xishan
5 Ku Cheng-kang (谷正綱) 6 February 1950 16 March 1950 38 Kuomintang Yan Xishan
Chen Cheng I
6 Yu Ching-tang (余井塘) 16 March 1950 25 April 1952 771 Kuomintang Chen Cheng I
7 Huang Chi-lu (黃季陸) 25 April 1952 1 June 1954 767 Kuomintang Chen Cheng I
8 Wang Teh-pu (王德溥) 1 June 1954 27 March 1958 1395 Kuomintang Yu Hung-chun
9 Tien Chiung-chin (田炯錦) 27 March 1958 1 June 1960 797 Kuomintang Yu Hung-chun
Chen Cheng II
10 Lien Chen-Tung (連震東) 1 June 1960 3 June 1966 2193 Kuomintang Chen Cheng II
Yen Chia-kan
11 Hsu Ching-chung (徐慶鐘) 3 June 1966 1 June 1972 2190 Kuomintang Yen Chia-kan
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
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 Jia-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 I
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 15 July 2018 786 Democratic Progressive Party Lin Chuan
William Lai
32 Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) 16 July 2018 Incumbent 1165 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 alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2009-01-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2009-01-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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