Gov’t Tells Public to Report Civil Apparatus Violating Mudik Ban
Ministry of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms (PANRB) called on the public to report state civil apparatus violating the ban on mudik (returning to their hometown) through a national online public service complaint system called SP4N LAPOR!.
“To the public who witness the violation, you may report state civil apparatus through the Ministry’s website (www.menpan.go.id) or LAPOR! (www.lapor.go.id),” Deputy for Institutional and Administrative Affairs at the Ministry of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms, Rini Widyantini, said in a press statement on Wednesday (5/5).
She went on to say that Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms has issued Circular Number 8 of 2021 on Restrictions for Intercity Travel and/or Mudik and/or Taking Leaves among State Civil Apparatus from 6 to 17 May 2021.
“For any state civil apparatus violating the provisions, they are subject to disciplinary sanctions as regulated in Government Regulation Number 53 of 2010 (on State Civil Apparatus’ Discipline) and Government Regulation Number 49 of 2018 on Management of Contract-based Government Employees (PPPK),” she firmly said.
Besides the public, all state civil apparatus can also report the implementation of the Circular through the website and system provided by the Ministry, meanwhile the Personnel Supervisor Officers (PPK) are ordered to send an implementation report to the Ministry.
According to the Deputy, prohibition of intercity travel for state civil apparatus does not apply to those on important official trip proven by a Letter of Assignment signed by, at least, the Echelon II Official or Head of Working Unit. The exemption also applies in case of urgency that requires state civil apparatus to travel to other regions. Prior to the travel, they are obliged to obtain a written permit from the PPK in their respective institutions.
“Nevertheless, they must pay close attention to the zoning map of COVID-19 transmission risk stipulated by the COVID-19 National Working Committee so they always remain vigilant in the region that has high risk of virus transmission,” she added.
In addition, they must also comply with regulations/policies on people’s mobility applied by local governments in regions of origin and destination; conditions, criteria, requirements, and protocols for traveling set by Ministry of Transportation and the COVID-19 National Working Committee; and the health protocols imposed by Ministry of Health.
In the same Circular, the Government also prohibits state civil apparatus from taking leaves from 6 to 17 May 2021, except for maternity leave and/or sick leave and/or leave for important reasons.
On that occasion, Rini also appealed to state civil apparatus to maintain discipline in adhering to the health protocols and to be a role model for the public to maintain a healthy lifestyle to support the Government’s policy in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
“During the pandemic, state civil apparatus are obliged to adopt a healthy and clean lifestyle by adhering to the health protocols and 3T measures, namely wearing face mask, frequently washing hands with soap and running water, maintaining a safe distance, avoiding crowds, limiting mobility and interaction, testing, tracing the close contact, and receiving treatment for those tested positive,” she explained. (TGH/UN) (RAS/MUR)