Gov’t Prohibits State Apparatus from Joining Disbanded Organizations

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 2 Januari 2021
Category: News
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Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms Tjahjo Kumolo. Photo by: PR of Ministry of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms

State civil apparatus (ASN) is prohibited from becoming a member of any mass organization disbanded by the Government, Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms Tjahjo Kumolo has said.

“Civil apparatus has been sworn in to be loyal to the legitimate Government, state ideology Pancasila, and the 1945 Constitution,” menpan.go.id web page quoted the Minister, Saturday (02/01).

Tjahjo said that those banned organizations include the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI), Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI), and the Islam Defenders Front (FPI).

According to him, civil apparatus who become a member, participate in activities, or use the symbol of the disbanded organizations will be subject to sanctions, adding that he will issue a circular on the matter.

For the record, Ministry of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms, the State Civil Apparatus Commission and the National State Apparatus Agency (BKN) have established the Personnel Advisory Board (BAPEK) which regularly conducts trial to impose sanctions for state apparatus that violate the code of ethics, or commit crimes such as corruption, drug abuse and involvement in the radicalism movement.

Tjahjo added that sanctions for state apparatus involved in the aforementioned violations are disciplinary sanctions, demotion, discharge from position, and dismissal.

In the meantime, Acting Head of the Bureau of Public Relations, Law and Cooperation of the BKN Paryono in his written statement on Friday (01/01/) stated that state apparatus who become a member or has any affiliation with the disbanded organization are subject to disciplinary sanctions.

According to Paryono, based on Government Regulation Number 53 of 2010 on Civil Servant Discipline, civil servants are obliged to be loyal and obedient to state ideology Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia, the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia and the Government.

Paryono went on to say that Article 4 of the Regulation stipulates that civil servants are obliged to comply with all provisions of laws and regulations, adding that Article 7 of Government Regulation Number 42 of 2004 states that civil servants are obliged to behave and be guided by ethics.

“Article 8 of the regulation explains that the ethics include complying with Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution, respecting dignity of the nation and state, becoming the unifier of the Republic of Indonesia and complying with all prevailing laws and regulations in carrying out tasks,” Paryono concluded. (PR of Ministry of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms/ PR of the BKN/UN) (RI/EP)

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