Abdul Matin Bik: Head of Independent Directorate of Local Governance
Abdul Matin Bik son of Abdul Mutalib Bik born in Hazar Somouch district of Takhar province in 1987.
He attended Saray Sang primary school and Abu Osman Taloqani secondary school. Abdul Matin Bik graduated from Amani High School Kabul in 2004.
He studied political science and graduated from Delhi University in 2008.
Abdul Matin Bik succeeded in the exam and was accepted for Master Degree. He studied his Master Degree in Jawaher Lal University and successfully graduated in 2010.
Upon completion of studies, Abdul Matin Bik returned back to Afghanistan and was employed as a policy advisor of the interior ministry in March 2011. He continued his job till January 2012.
He played key role as representative of the interior ministry in a strategic agreement between Kabul and Washington which give him more popularity in good governance.
Abdul Matin Bik was also one of the planners of provisional public protection which resulted in an elimination of private security companies throughout the country. He had remarkable efforts in making the ministry civilianizing and is remembered as a model of civilianization.
Abdul Matin Bik launched countless programs for the capacity building of Afghan National Police (ANP) through which the ANP received training of new policing methods, responsibilities and treating the public.
He also encouraged women and facilitated them to acquire leadership in the ministry.
In May. 2012, Based on the decree of Hamid Karzai, the Ex-president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Abdul Matin Bik was appointed as deputy minister finance and administration of Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) and remained on the position for a period of three years.
With the establishment of National Unity government (NUG), Abdul Matin Bik remained as acting head of the organization. Utilizing his previous experiences from the Ministry of Interior, he struggled and had countless efforts in giving the opportunity of recruitment to the qualified youth in Local Offices. Abdul Matin Bik insisted on transparency within the organization. He remained firm in the process of bringing administrative reforms in the organization. He prioritized neutrality and no discrimination in the administrative reforms process. With his efforts and recruiting employees from different ethnics, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance converted into a national organization. As the Independent Directorate of Local Governance has employees from different ethnics and all of them are committed in bringing peace, stability and in the implementation of good Governance in Afghanistan.
In order to eliminate all forms of discrimination against female employees in the organization, Abdul Matin Bik, introduced a policy “Prevention of discrimination against female employees in the organization” an endeavor to prevent sexual and gender discrimination against female employees in the organization.
In summer 2015. Abdul Matin Bik was appointed as deputy minister for the provincial affairs of the National Directorate of Security. He had major achievements in maintaining security in the provinces and districts and established coordination between civilian and military sectors.
Based on the decree of the presidential office, considering his remarkable experiences in Local Governance, Mr. Abdul Matin Bik was appointed as head of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance.
Considering Abdul Matin Bik’s extensive experience and knowledge, he can be considered a suitable candidate for as head of the independent local administration. His appointment as General Director of the Office was welcomed by the high ranking government authorities, various classes of the country, civil society, national and international media. He has achieved the status as the youngest leader among the cabinet members.