World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Ministry of Home Affairs (Indonesia)

Article Id: WHEBN0028005517
Reproduction Date:

Title: Ministry of Home Affairs (Indonesia)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Cabinet of Indonesia, Supreme Court of Indonesia, List of gendarmeries, Indonesian National Police, General Elections Commission (Indonesia)
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Ministry of Home Affairs (Indonesia)

Ministry of Home Affairs
Agency overview
Formed 19 August 1945
Jurisdiction  Indonesia
Minister responsible Gamawan Fauzi, Minister for Home Affairs

The Department of Home Affairs is a ministry of the Government of Indonesia responsible for matters of home affairs. It is headed by the Minister of Home Affairs, currently Gamawan Fauzi.

The role of the department is officially given as:[1]

  • Formulating national policies, operational policies and technical policies in the field of domestic governance;
  • Conducting governance affairs in line with its tasks;
  • Managing state properties/wealth that fall within its responsibilities;
  • Supervising the conduct of its tasks;
  • Submitting to the President reports that evaluate, suggest and consider in the field of its tasks and functions.


The Indonesian Department of Home of Affairs traces its origin to the Departement van Binnenlands Bestuur of the Dutch East Indies Government. Its main function was to oversee police force, transmigration, and agrarian matters. It existed until 1942, the year of Japanese invasion. During Japanese occupation (1942-1945) the name was changed into Naimubu (内務部). Its function was expanded to oversee religious, social, health, education, pedagogic, and cultural matters. Naimubu maintained its operations from its office at Jalan Sagara no. 7 Djakarta until 1945.

On 19 Agustus 1945 Naimubu was split into several departments:

a. Department of Home Affairs (Departemen Dalam Negeri); at the time, still overseeing religious matters ; Religious matters would eventually be cast out into the purview of newly established Department of Religious Matters

b. Department of Social Services

c. Department of Health

d. Department of Education, Pedagogic, and Culture

Department of Home Affairs was the first government department established under the Presidential Cabinet of Indonesia since the Independence. Due to changes of political situation and the constitution, the department had to be re-established several times.

The nomenclature "Departemen Dalam Negeri" (Department of Home Affairs) was changed to "Kementerian Dalam Negeri" (Ministry of Home Affairs) in 2010.

See also


  1. ^ Republic of Indonesia: National Portal

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.