President Instructs Cabinet Secretary to Make Inventory of Ministerial Regulation and Notice

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 23 Agustus 2016
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Photo Caption: Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung delivers a press statement after a Cabinet Meeting on Permits, on Tuesday (23/8), at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta

Photo Caption: Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung delivers a press statement after a Cabinet Meeting on Permits, on Tuesday (23/8), at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta

President Joko ’Jokowi’ Widodo has instructed Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs to collect all forms relating to permits.

“We know that those forms are the source of complicated permit procedure that can actually be made more simple. The long procedures are the result of a complex permit,” Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung told reporters after a limited meeting on Tuesday (23/8) at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta.

According to Pramono, Vice President Jusuf Kalla once shared his experiences and also President Jokowi’s experiences when acting as witness in a wedding. To become the witness in the wedding, they have to sign 5 times.

“After reading the marriage form, they noticed that it is complicated. The form requires permission from the first wife, second wife, and so on. This is a reflection of a complicated permit procedure,” Pramono said.

Therefore, Pramono added, the President has instructed Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, and Cabinet Secretary to make an inventory of all forms relating permits.

Moreover, the President also decided to approve the suggestion from Head of Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) to form a task force that will support one-stop integrated service (PTSP) at central and regional levels.

However, PTSP at regional level is under the authority of Minister of Home Affairs, it needs a more detailed regulation so that the BKPM can carry on its task on the ground.

President Jokowi also instructed him to coordinate each Ministerial Regulation, Ministerial Notice, and other documents first, Pramono Anung further said.

“They must obtain a permit from a coordinating meeting at coordinating ministry level at minimum,” Pramono said.

We shared the same spirit when we scrapped more than 3,000 bylaws. This time, the President ordered Cabinet Secretary to make an inventory of all Ministerial Regulations, Ministerial Notices, as well as other documents that considered detrimental to the people, Pramono added.

For example, Minister of Agriculture cannot lower the price of meat because Agriculture Minister Notice regulates about frozen meat and intestine. These are several Ministerial Notices that are considered detrimental.

“Without any presupposition, the Ministerial Notices are detrimental to the Government to lower the price of meat,” Pramono said adding that documents considered detrimental to the people will be scrapped.

“Cabinet Secretary will make an inventory of the documents and report it to the President and Vice President. Ministerial Regulation, Ministerial Notice, and other documents that are considered detrimental to the people will also be scrapped when the time comes,” Pramono concluded.(DND/DNA/ES) (RAS/EP/YM/Naster)

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