Cabinet Secretary Hands Over 2019 Budget Implementation List
Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung on Wednesday (9/1) handed over the 2019 Budget Implementation List (DIPA), Operational Guidance of Activity (POK), Budget Proposal (RAB), and Terms of Reference (KAK) to working units at Cabinet Secretariat.
In his remarks, Pramono asserted that the Cabinet Secretariats 2019 budget is quite large compared to the budget in the previous years. Pramono admitted he was surprised knowing budget for Cabinet Secretariat was only Rp200 billion per year. I insisted that the budget must be increased and alhamdulillah, praise be to Allah, it has increased to Rp350 billion. Its a quite large figure, Cabinet Secretary said.
In this regards, Pramono encouraged all government officials at Cabinet Secretariat to get more experiences from outside the office that can bring benefits for themselves and the institution.
I hope Cabinet Secretariat can be an institution that upholds the principle of open-mindedness and at the same time can take firm measures in problem solving, Pramono said.
To realize it, it needs exploration on new views, he said.
Pramono also admitted that Cabinet Secretariat is lucky to have Fadlansyah Lubis (Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs) who is an open-minded and progressive person.
I expect Cabinet Secretariat to make innovation, to be open-minded, and to welcome new things as long as it does not conflict with the constitutions, and laws and regulations, Pramono firmly said.
The Cabinet Secretary also expressed belief that inputs received by his institution, the Government, and the President will benefit everyone. (MAY/AGG/ES)
Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : M. Ersan Pamungkas