Home Affairs Minister Announces 3,143 Annulled Bylaws in Details

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 13 Juni 2016
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Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo delivers a statement on the bylaws considered detrimental to the investment at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta (13/6)

The Government annulled 3,143 bylaws considered detrimental to the investment in order to cut the bureaucracy in regions.

Therefore, the regional governements should follow the Government policy packages announced by President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo told the reporters on Monday (13/6), at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta.

The annulled bylaws are also considered detrimental to the economic growth in regions.

By annulling these, people who intends to do business in regions does not have to obtain a principle permit, a permit for doing business, a building permit (IMB), and a Hinder Ordonantie or Nuisance Ordinance (HO) for people.

“From those permits, we can scrap several because by only obtaining one permit for doing business is enough. I think the Government also needs to scrap unnecessary retributions, including the HO which has been enacted since the colonial dates,” Tjahjo said, adding that he appreciated the governors who initiated to annul several bylaws.

Asked whether the annulled bylaws relating to the raid of food stalls operating in Serang, the Minister answered that it has nothing to do with it.

The annulled bylaws are related to the economy that is considered detrimental to the investment permits and retributions.

Almost all regions in Indonesia took the initiative to cut the detrimental bylaws, including the Government of Lampung that initiated to scrap bylaws on regional retribution, Maluku to scrap bylaws on general service retribution, North Maluku to scrap bylaws on the measures to increase investment in the region, and East Java to scrap difference bylaws on regional asset management in several regencies in Malang, Pasuruan, Mojokerto, and Madiun. I think there needs to be an administrative uniformity of the existing bylaws, Tjahjo said.

On that occasion, the Minister also instructed regions to scrap bylaws on retribution for replacing printing cost of an identity card or a civil registration act because it is a part of the government’s service to the people.

“The cases are often be found at the regencies,” Tjahjo added.

My Ministry has informed people that they do not have to pay anything to obtain an identity card, a birth certificate, death certificate, and to hold a funeral. I asserted that the certificate that cost money is relating trading, for example building permit (IMB), Tjahjo said.

“Furthermore, the IMB between lower, middle, and upper middle classes is different. For example, a small employee is required to pay retribution according to the IMB when he/she bought a house. However, if the house worth Rp10 million, the owner does not have to pay the amount as accordance to the IMB, IMB costs can be reduced by 95 percent. It is legal even if he/she only pays Rp1,” Tjahjo explained.

Besides the 3,143 annulled bylaws, several bylaws on the Regional Budget, Neighbourhood Association, regional taxes, retributions, and Indonesia’s National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN), prior to be implemented by a regional government must obtain a permit from the Ministry of Home Affairs to evaluate it. Once the bylaws were evaluated with good results, they can be implemented. (AGG/ES) (RAS/EP/YM/Naster)

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