Ministry of Social Affairs Calls on People to Monitor Distribution of Cooking Oil Cash Assistance

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 11 April 2022
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President Jokowi directly checks cooking oil supply at some markets and supermarkets, in Yogyakarta, on Sunday (03/13). (Photo by: Bureau of Press, Media, and Information of Presidential Secretariat)

The Government through Ministry of Social Affairs has confirmed that layered monitoring is in place to ensure that the distribution of Direct Cash Assistance (BLT) for Cooking Oil is well-targeted. By using digital technology-based application, the people can also participate in the monitoring.

“The people can participate to do monitoring by accessing Ministry of Social Affairs’ official website on social aid checking (cekbansos). The website includes data on beneficiaries of the Family Hope Program (PKH), Non-Cash Food Assistance (BPNT), and also beneficiaries of Cooking Oil BLT,” the Ministry’s Secretary General Harry Hikmat said, as quoted on the Ministry of Social Affairs’ website, on Monday (04/11).

Harry added that people can access cekbansos website by entering their names according to ID card. By using the application, the people can check whether or not they are enlisted as the beneficiaries. Additionally, the website is also equipped with the menu of suggestion (“usul”) and complaint (“sanggah”).

“So, the persons in question can suggest if there is an exclusion error and they can lodge a complaint if there is an indication of inclusion error,” he said.

Furthermore, Harry said that the Ministry also considers whether the beneficiaries are eligible by using geo-tagging technology, spatial data from satellite image. This technology can provide images of the frontside of the beneficiaries’ houses.

“We also use geo-tagging technology, spatial data from satellite image. By using the technology, we can see the condition of the houses. On locations where satellite image coverage is inadequate, we will be assisted by the students participating in the program (Pejuang Muda) who will do tagging by visiting the houses and taking pictures of it,” he said.

In his statement, Harry also allows the people to use a digital-based complaint channel prepared by the Government, such as the National Management System for Complaints on Public Service (SP4N Lapor!) through the link www.lapor.go.id.

“The complaint channel for public service nationally can guarantee the people’s right to have their complaints followed up on by related institutions,” he said.

Harry added that the Ministry also cooperates with related ministries/institutions to ensure well-targeted distribution, such as the Indonesian National Police (Polri), the Attorney General Office (AGO), Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), as well as the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK).

“We are also supported by law enforcers, such as the Polri, the AGO, KPK, as well as PPATK to check if any misappropriation occurs, it can be detected at an early stage,” he remarked. (PR Office of Ministry of Social/UN) (AW/MUR)

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