All Ministerial Regulations Must be Consulted with Coordinating Ministers: Cabinet Secretary

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 27 Februari 2018
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Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung with the participants of Dissemination of Presidential Instruction Number 7 of 2017 and Regulation of Cabinet Secretary Number 1 of 2018 at the Building 3 of Ministry of State Secretariat, Jakarta, on Tuesday (27/2). (Photo by: Jay/Public Relations Division)

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung with the participants of Dissemination of Presidential Instruction Number 7 of 2017 and Regulation of Cabinet Secretary Number 1 of 2018 at the Building 3 of Ministry of State Secretariat, Jakarta, on Tuesday (27/2). (Photo by: Jay/Public Relations Division)

The issuance of Presidential Instruction Number 7 of 2017 on the Formulation, Supervision, and Monitoring of Policy Implementation in Ministries and Non-ministerial Government Institutions (LPNK) aims to make the Presidential decision more accurate, faster, and easier, as well as to coordinate the decisions with the respective coordinating ministries, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung said.

“All Ministerial Regulations must be consulted with the related coordinating ministers. Do not implement task that is beyond its main duties and functions,” Pramono said during the opening of Coordinating Meeting on the Implementation of Presidential Instruction Number 7 of 2017 at the Cabinet Secretary’s Meeting Room, the Ministry of State Secretariat Complex, Jakarta, on Tuesday (27/2).

Pramono added that each one of policies or regulations must be scrutinized thoroughly before being issued; and policies deemed detrimental to the people must not be issued. For that reason, no sectoral policies or regulations that will not bring value added to the economic development shall be made, he said.

In the meantime, in a bid to secure the implementation of the Presidential Instruction, Cabinet Secretary through Regulation of Cabinet Secretary Number 1 of 2018 regulates the guidelines for preparation, implementation, and follow-up to a Cabinet Meeting in order to ease monitoring process to the Presidential decision.

“Do not let the implementation at echelon 1 and 2 levels at ministries/institutions not run well whereas the President has made the decision in a Cabinet Meeting,” Pramono firmly said.

Therefore, Pramono added that Cabinet Secretariat has already launched the Information System of Follow-up to the President’s Directives (SITAP) to report the follow-up of the results of the President’s directives in systematic, fast, and easy manners.

The Cabinet Secretary also urged secretaries of ministers, secretary-general, and Echelon 1 officials of related ministries to follow-up the directives of the President properly so that all the President’s and Vice President’s expectations can be manifested and the results of Cabinet Meeting can be well-executed.

“We look forward to your cooperation so we can do our utmost in matters relating to Ministerial and Presidential decisions,” Pramono said.

Previously, the Deputy Cabinet Secretary Ratih Nurdiati in her report asserted that in a bid to follow-up Presidential Instruction Number 7 of 2017, Cabinet Secretary Pramono has issued Regulation of Cabinet Secretary Number 1 of 2018 which serves as operational guidelines and a format of a simple policy work plan, and also issued its supporting IT system, namely SITAP.

“We formulated the SITAP within a month. We visited related ministries/institutions for their inputs to SITAP and substance of Regulation of Cabinet Secretary Number 1 of 2018 ,” Ratih said adding that SITAP is aimed at simplifying and easing the reports of policy follow-up decided by the President.

With SITAP, the President is expected to supervise the extent to which directives have been followed up, and any issues that obstruct it, she said.

Therefore, through the dissemination, Deputy Cabinet Secretary hopes all ministries and institutions can implement the Presidential Instruction Number 7 of 2017 in a policy making in their respective offices properly both in terms of phases and processes.

Attending the dissemination were secretaries of ministers at coordinating ministries, secretary-general, and secretaries of ministers, Echelon 1 officials of the Presidential Institution. (DND/JAY/ES) (RAS/MUR/EP/Naster)

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