Gov’t Passes State Civil Apparatus Bill
The Government Tuesday (10/03) passed the bill on State Civil Apparatus (ASN) into Law.
“The Law provides a legal umbrella for implementing the main principle of managing non-ASN (non-tenured) employees as outlined by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, namely no mass layoffs,” Minister of State Apparatus and Bureaucratic Reform Abdullah Azwar Anas said.
According to Anas, the non-ASN employees could not work starting from November this year if the amendment is not yet passed. “There are more than 2.3 million non-ASN employees,” he added.
The Minister further said that there will be an expansion of work scheme and mechanism for Contract-based Government Employees (PPPK) so that it can become an option in structuring employments and will be regulated in detail in a government regulation.
The said regulation, Anas continued, will stipulate several crucial principles, including no reduction in the income received by non-ASN employees since they contribute considerably in day-to-day services.
The Government is also devising a scheme so that this structuring does not cause significant additional fiscal burdens to the Government, he added.
“Let me express my appreciation to the House of Representatives (DPR) and all parties involved who have done their utmost in the amendment process,” the Minister remarked. (Ministry of State Apparatus and Bureaucratic Reform PR/UN) (GWH/MUR)