Cabinet Secretariat Wins Award for WTP Audit Grade for 5 Consecutive Years
Date 20 September 2018
Cabinet Secretariat has been awarded an Unqualified Opinion (WTP) audit grade for five times in a row from the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK).
The award for Cabinet Secretariat was directly conferred by Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati to Deputy to Cabinet Secretary for Administration Affairs Farid Utomo at the 2018 Government Accounting and Financial Reporting Meeting at Dhanapala Building of Ministry of Finance, in Jakarta, Thursday (9/20).
Other Ministries/Institutions and Regional Government that received the awards are: 1. the Judicial Commission; 2. Supreme Court; 3. Ministry of Health; 4. Ministry of Industry; 5. Ministry of Trade; 6. the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR); 7. the House of Representatives (DPR); 8. the Regional Representatives Council (DPD); 9. the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK); 10. the Constitutional Court; 11. Ministry of Culture and Education; 12. Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs; 13. Coordinating Ministry for the Economy; 14. Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture; 15. Ministry of Finance; 16. the National Development Planning Agency; 17. Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/the National Land Agency (BPN); 18. the Indonesian National Police; 19.the Development Finance Comptroller (BPKP); 20. the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK); 21. the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI); 22. the National Institute of Administration (LAN); 23. the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT); 24. the National Intelligence Agency (BIN); 25. the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK); 26. the National Resilience Council, 27. the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM); 28. the National Nuclear Energy Agency; 29. the National Civil Service Agency (BKN); 30. the National Search and Rescue Agency (BNPP); 31. the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU); 32. Yogyakarta Regional Government; 33. Gorontalo Regional Government; 34. West Java Regional Government; 35. Riau Islands Regional Government; 36. West Sumatra Regional Government; 37. Sulawesi Tenggara Regional Government, 38. West Nusa Tenggara Regional Government, 39, South Kalimantan Regional Government.
In the meantime, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati in her remarks said that the Government records that state financial management with the principles good governance principle continues to improve every year.
This year, the Government has once again received an Unqualfiied Opinion audit status for the Central Government financial report, she said, adding that the WTP audit grade is one of the goals to create good state financial governance.
The WTP audit grade is also expected to win the peoples trust for public institutions, both at the Central Government and regional government levels, she said.
The Minister expressed appreciation to all ministries/institutions and regional governments for winning good audit grades. This also shows that all ministries/institutions, and its Ministers, as well as regional governments have the commitment to keep improving good governance and the quality of financial management, to keep increasing transparency accountability from government administration, whether it is in the Central Government level or regional government level, and accountability for public finance, she added.
Nevertheless, Sri Mulyani reminded that this achievement is not the final goals. She added she had also asked officials at Ministry of Finance to see whether the WTP audit grade won by regional governments has the correlation with their development performance.
The Minister further said that state treasury including transfers of fund to regional government is an instrument to achieve development goals of improving peoples welfare, bringing greater justice, alleviating poverty, improving human resources quality, lowering unemployment rate, and narrowing down decrease gap.
Also present at the event were Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita, Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartanto, Minister of Health Nila Moelek, and Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo. (DID/GUN/ES) (HYP/EP/Naster)