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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
Website http://www.depdagri.go.id/


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.

History

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

References

  1. ^ Republic of Indonesia: National Portal

http://www.kemendagri.go.id/profil/sejarah

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