Gov’t Issues Awards Procedures for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
Date 22 Juni 2020
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on 8 June, 2020, signed Presidential Regulation Number 67 of 2020 on Terms and Procedures of the Awards for Respecting, Protecting and Fulfilling the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. (Link: https://jdih.setkab.go.id/PUUdoc/176123/Perpres_Nomor_67_Tahun_2020.pdf)
The Regulation aims to implement provisions of Article 141 of Law Number 8 of 2016 on Persons with Disabilities.
According to the Regulation, the Awards aim to motivate individuals, legal entities, state institutions, and public facilities stakeholders in respecting, protecting and fulfilling the rights of persons with disabilities in all aspects of life.
“The awards can be awarded by head of the Government institutions, Governor and Regent/Mayor,” Article 3 of the Regulation states.
Article 4 of the Regulation states that the awards can be awarded to: a. individuals; b. legal entities and state institutions; and c. public facilities stakeholders.
“The aforementioned awards are awarded in the form of: a. badge; b. trophy; c. certificate; and/or d. other forms of awards,” Article 5 of the Regulation reads.
Individuals who receive the awards, according to the Regulation, must meet the following criteria: a. inspiring others in gathering broad support to build inclusive communities for persons with disabilities; b. conducting advocacy and support in the implementation of fulfilling the rights of persons with disabilities; c. creating innovations and technologies that make life easier for persons with disabilities; and/or d. fighting for gender equality for women and children with disabilities.
In accordance with Article 7 of the Regulation, the individuals must also fulfill the following requirements: a. Indonesian citizen; b. having good behavior as evidenced by police record; c. having integrity in efforts to fulfill the rights of persons with disabilities; and d. having made efforts to fulfill the rights of persons with disabilities for at least 2 (two) years continuously or at least 4 (four) years intermittently.
Legal entities and state institutions that can get awards, according to the Regulation, must meet the following criteria: a. ensuring the process of job training, recruitment, job placement, job sustainability, and career development that is fair and without discrimination; b. provide decent wage without discrimination; c. provide decent accommodation; and d. providing welfare facilities that are easily accessible, in accordance with provisions of Laws and Regulations.
“The legal entity as referred to in Article 8 must meet the following requirements: a. Indonesian legal entity; b. having an operational permit and is registered at the authorized agency; c. employing at least 1% (one percent) of persons with disabilities from the number of employees or workers for a private legal entity; and d. employing at least 2% (two percent) of persons with disabilities from the number of employees or workers for state-owned enterprises and regionally-owned enterprises,” Article 9 of the Regulation reads.
State institutions, as referred to in Article 8 of the Regulation, must fulfill the requirement to employ at least 2% (two percent) of persons with disabilities from the number of employees or workers.
“Stakeholders of public facilities must provide public facilities that respect the rights of persons with disabilities. Stakeholders of public facilities as referred to in paragraph (1) include: a. individuals; b. business entities that are legal entities or non-corporate entities; or c. state institutions,” Article 11 paragraph (1) and (2) of the Regulation reads.
Minister or head of non-ministerial government institutions can give the awards based on the list of candidates of the awards recipients proposed by governor who also gets a proposal from regent/mayor.
The awarding ceremony, according to the Regulation, is carried out by the Minister, heads of non-ministerial government institutions, governors, and regents/mayors on: a. the commemoration of the international day of persons with disabilities; b. international day of persons with disabilities; c. anniversary of the establishment of state institutions; d. anniversary of government agencies; e. anniversary of provinces and districts/municipalities; or f. other official events.
Ministers, heads of non-ministerial government agencies, governors and regents/mayors conduct an evaluation of the implementation of the award,” Article 25 of the Regulation reads.
In accordance with Article 26 of the Regulation, the implementation of the awarding is funded by: a. State Budget; b. Regional Budget; and/or c. other legal and non-binding sources in accordance with provisions of Laws and Regulations.
‘’The Presidential Regulation shall come into force as of the date of its promulgation,” Article 27 of the Regulation reads. The Presidential Regulation was promulgated by Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna H. Laoly on 9 June, 2020. (EN)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Reviewed by: Mia Medyana