Manpower Ministry, BPJS Ketenagakerjaan to Integrate JKP Beneficiaries’ Data

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 23 Maret 2021
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Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah. (Photo by: Presidential Secretariat)

In a bid to implement social security program for laid-off workers (JKP), Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah called for acceleration in integration between Manpower Information System’s data and that of BPJS Ketenagakerjaan (Workers Social Security Provider Body).

“We have to ensure that the JKP program is well-targeted. For that reason, integration of data is necessary since one of the prerequisites for the program is that the workers must be registered as members of BPJS Ketenagakerjaan,” the Minister said when receiving BPJS Ketenagakerjaan’s Board of Supervisors and Board of Directors on Tuesday (23/3), at the Ministry’s office.

She went on to say that through data integration, BPJS Ketenagakerjaan on behalf of the Government can immediately implement the JKP program. Laid-off workers will receive benefits from this program in forms of cash, information about job market, and trainings.

Also on that occasion, the Minister delivered five measures to be taken in enhancing synergy between Ministry of Manpower and BPJS Ketenagakerjaan.

First, data of the members of BPJS Ketenagakerjaan and those registered in the Ministry of Manpower’s database must be integrated for the implementation of JKP program, as well as for the operation of job market information system at the Ministry.

Second, BPJS Ketenagakerjaan is obliged to report the development and dynamic of management of social security program monthly to the Ministry.

Third, coordination between BPJS Ketenagakerjaan and Ministry of Manpower must be facilitated at central and regional levels by involving mediators, supervisors, evaluators, supervision and inspection officers at BPJS Ketenagakerjaan, and regional offices in the framework of members fostering and law enforcement.

Fourth, a need for cooperation between BPJS Ketenagakerjaan and Politeknik Ketenagakerjaan (Manpower Polytechnics), a state university under the Ministry of Manpower, in academic and non-academic areas.

Fifth, a need to increase benefits of Indonesian Migrant Workers and ensure the implementation abroad.

In the meantime, Chair of the BPJS Ketenagakerjaan’s Board of Supervisors, Muhammad Zuhri, said that the Board’s working plan for the next five years consisted of three pillars and six leaps.

The three pillars are; to ensure all programs will improve and benefit the people; to ensure the implementation of social security program for workers is based on good governance as mandated by Presidential Regulation Number 25 of 2020 on the Governance of BPJS Ketenagakerjaan; and to ensure that it will be managed through healthy and regular approaches.

In addition, the six leaps are; encourage an increase in the number of members based on data synchronization; encourage improvement of services through strategic, efficient, and IT-based approaches; take into account risks in operation and investment which can affect the financial program of BPJS Ketenagakerjaan; comply with the operational standards of BPJS Ketenagakerjaan which are based on good governance and performance principles; follow up recommendation from internal and external sources; and immediately narrow a gap between regulation and implementation on the ground. (MINISTRY OF MANPOWER PR/UN) (RAS/LW)

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