National Strategy for Corruption Prevention to Focus on Permits, State Budget, Law Enforcement
Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Agus Rahardjo delivered three focus areas of the National Strategy for Corruption Prevention (Stranas-PK) as mandated in Presidential Regulation Number 54 of 2018, namely ease of dealing with permits, state budget, and law enforcement.
The first focus area is implementing ease of dealing with permits, which will be concentrated on Online Single Submission (OSS), and One-stop Integrated Service (PTSP), Agus said in his report during the Submission of Corruption Prevention Acts Documents for 2019-2020 period and Report on the Implementation of 2019 National Strategy on Corruption Prevention, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (13/3).
The Chairman expressed belief that not only regional governments must apply the OSS system, but also ministries at the central government, including Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, and Ministry of Health.
Furthermore, transparency in obtaining natural recources permits is also pivotal given the relation with stipulation of forest areas, one map policy that helps resolve overlapping permits, and improve permits granting process.
We have also recorded that policy on the utilization of state land is misinterpreted. We must stop this, let alone the lands that already have an inkracht (a final and binding court ruling) status but the execution has not been implemented yet, Agus said mentioning thousands of hectares of parcels of land at Register 40 in Padang Lawas and North Padang Lawas regencies, North Sumatra are large enough to be redistributed to the community.
The second focus area is regarding state budget in which the main act is to integrate e-budgeting and e-planning. The Chairman of KPK suggested Minister of National Development Planning /Head of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), and Minister of Finance to discuss and create synergy between Director General of Budget at the Ministry of Finance and Deputy for Financial Services of Bappenas in establishing a business process to manifest e-planning and e-budgeting.
In addition, Agus also stressed that upcoming e-planning and e-budgeting system must be integrated with e-procurement system. We expect the upcoming procurement system will allow us to develop our industries (in information technology), he added.
The last focus area is about law enforcement in which affected the decline in rank of Indonesias Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released by three institutions/surveyors.
Regarding bureaucratic reform, Agus went on to say rather than creating a new organization, he hopes the existing organizations to be merged, just like homeline security in the United States. Homeline security combined departments and agencies overseeing immigration, customs and border protection, and postguard. We will observe whether the existing organizations need to be merged into one or not in order to make our works more effective, Agus concluded. (RSF/HDK/OJI/ES)
Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : Muhardi/Mia Medyana Bonaedy