Cabinet Secretariat Adopts PAN RB Ministry Recommendations on Bureaucratic Reforms
Date 22 September 2020
Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Administrative Affairs Farid Utomo asserted that bureaucratic reforms in Cabinet Secretariat have been in place in accordance with recommendation and evaluation of Ministry of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms to improve performance of the institution.
“I hope Cabinet Secretariat can obtain better assessment following an improvement (in the implementation of bureaucratic reforms),” he said in his remarks at a virtual Evaluation to Cabinet Secretariat’s Bureaucratic Reforms and Government Performance Accountability System (SAKIP), Tuesday (22/9).
He went on to say that during the COVID-19 pandemic, more Cabinet Secretariat’s employees work from office than those who work from home given that the Cabinet Secretariat has duties to provide direct services to the President.
According to the Deputy, not all limited meetings and cabinet meetings are held virtually. Moreover, the President also holds a face-to-face meeting with the ministers so that the Cabinet Secretary must perform its duties and functions.
“It is indeed different from other ministries, and I need to deliver this matter,” he stated.
On that occasion, he also said that Cabinet Secretary has additional tasks which are mandated based on the Presidential Regulation. Under the Regulation, the completion of ministerial regulations must be coordinated prior to the President’s approval.
Therefore, the Cabinet Secretariat must conduct a coordination regarding the ministerial regulations and the coordination will take place at the office. Thus, not all tasks can be conducted from home or through an online system.
Farid also noted that state apparatus’ transfer of position from structural positions to functional positions requires a further study. He added that not all structural positions can be transferred into the existing functional positions. For example, policy and regulatory planner cannot be transferred into policy analyst while the deadline for the transfer of position is in upcoming December.
“For that reason, Cabinet Secretariat conducted several studies and the results can serve as additional inputs for Ministry of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms to carry out evaluation,” he said adding that recommendations from the Ministry have been adopted by Cabinet Secretariat and are ready for evaluation. (MAY/EN)
Translated by : Rany Anjany
Reviewed by: Muhardi