Minister Bans Intercity Travel for State Apparatus during Good Friday, Easter Sunday Holidays

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 31 Maret 2021
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The Government prohibits state civil apparatus from traveling out of town during Good Friday and Easter Sunday holidays through Circular of Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms (PANRB) Number 7 of 2021.

This restriction also applies to families of state apparatus for four consecutive days.

“All state civil apparatus and their families are prohibited from traveling to other regions and/or mudik (returning to their hometown) from 1 to 4 April 2021,” the Circular that was signed by Minister of PANRB Tjahjo Kumolo on Wednesday (31/3) reads.

The Circular which was issued in response to Letter of Head of the COVID-19 National Working Committee Number B-32/KA.SATGAS/PD.01.02/03/2021 dated 24 March 2021 and Circular Number 12 of 2021 on domestic travel during COVID-19 pandemic aims to anticipate a potential spike in COVID-19 positive cases on national holidays.

However, there are exceptions included in the Circular, for example, state civil apparatus are allowed to travel as long as it is an official trip proven by a Letter of Assignment that is signed by, at least, the Echelon II Official or Head of Working Unit.

In case of urgency that requires state civil apparatus to travel to other regions, they are obliged to obtain a written permit from the Personnel Supervisor Officers (PPK) in their respective institutions.

Upon receiving the permit to travel, they must take into account four points: zoning map of COVID-19 transmission risk stipulated by the COVID-19 National Working Committee; regulations/policies on people’s mobility applied in regions of origin and destination; conditions, criteria, 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.

Under the Circular, state civil apparatus are also obliged to take preventive measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 and to be a role model of healthy lifestyle and discipline in adhering to the health protocols and 3T measures (testing, tracing, and treatment) for their families and communities.

In addition, the health protocols that must be implemented are wearing face mask, frequently washing hands, maintaining safe distance, avoiding crowds, as well as limiting mobility and interaction.

Based on the Circular, Personnel Supervisor Officers (PPK) in ministries/institutions and regional governments will impose disciplinary sanctions to state civil apparatus violating the protocols in accordance with the provisions of 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).

In order to enforce the discipline of state civil apparatus, the Ministry observes the monitoring results from the PPK and a reporting portal. The PPK are also ordered to send an implementation report to the Ministry through no later than 9 April 2021. (MINISTRY OF STATE APPARATUS EMPOWERMENT AND BUREAUCRATIC REFORMS PR/UN) (RAS/MMB)

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