E-KTP become BPJS Database, the Ministry of Home Affairs Guarantees None Counterfeiting
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The Ministry of Home Affairs (Kemendagri) ensures that there shall be no counterfeit or double Citizenship Identification Cards (KTP) that would be utilized as preliminary data for Health Insurance (Askes) or Social Security Workers (Jamsostek) services, during its course of transformation to becoming the Agency for Social Security Services (BPJS) as of 1 January 2014.
“The accuracy of our data has been confirmed, no counterfeit or double KTPs included,” the Director General of Citizenship and Civil Records of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Irman, assured at the collaboration event between the Kemendagri and Askes & Jamsostek held in Jakarta, Monday (4/15). He hopes this data from Kemendagri help ease Jamsostek and Askes in delivering their services.
According to Irman, the database of Kemendagri is highly valid and free from counterfeits. The e-KTP system utilizes retinal and fingerprint scanning which protects it from counterfeiting or acts of terrorism. “If someone declares he has lost his KTP, we will verify that using our retinal and fingerprint scans,” he explained.
The collaboration with Askes and Jamsostek marks the utilization of the data center as well as the Citizenship Identification Number (NIK), the first time since the adoption of e-KTP. “This is the fruit of our toils and efforts thus far, and we feel rewarded by this utilization. Otherwise, everything would go in vain,” he said.
Making Jamkesmas Effective
The President Director of PT Askes (Persero) Fahmi Idris said that the collaboration with Kemendagri in utilizing the e-KTP data is meant to make the functions and roles of the both the Kemendagri and Askes in utilizing the e-KTP and NIK-based citizenship data to become more effective, all in the effort to improve the health coverage program for all citizens.
Furthermore, the utilization of the e-KTP and NIK-based citizenship data is aimed to improve the effectiveness of health coverage planning for all citizens by means of membership aggregate data.
“This collaboration marks the start and excellent synergy between Askes and Kemendagri. In the future, more forms of collaboration may be arranged to further enhance the social security services for all citizens of Indonesia,” he emphasized.
Meanwhile, the President Director of Jamsostek Elvyn G. Masassya said he was pleased with this collaboration, which is believed able to eradicate data fraud within Jamsostek.
“I believe data fraud will no longer exist because our data is already validated. There shall be no more Jamsostek participants with fraud data,” he stated.
Pursuant to the Law No.40/2008 regarding the national social security system (SJSN) and Law No.24/2011 regarding the Agency for Social Security Services (BPJS), the government bears the responsibility to form a universal agency for the implementation of the social security program that covers both health and labor aspects.
The implementation shall be undertaken by two agencies: the Health BPJS, which assumes the role of PT Askes (persero) and the Labor BPJS, which assumes the role of PT Jamsostek (Persero). (**/ES) (DL/S)
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