President Jokowi Calls for Immediate Bureaucratic Reforms: Minister
Date 19 November 2019
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has underlined the urge to simplify bureaucratic organizations in a bid to improve state apparatus’ service for the public, Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms Tjahjo Kumolo has said.
“The President also showed concerns over regulatory reforms and synergy between the Central Government and regional governments by creating innovations and applying information technology (IT) well,” Tjahjo said after meeting with President Jokowi at the State Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (19/11).
President Jokowi, the Minister added, also said that the structural reforms should include accelerating the development of digital transformation, while at the same time improving government bureaucracy supervision in order to be more effective and efficient.
“The conclusion is to create good governance that is more effective and more efficient as well as to accelerate bureaucratic reforms,” Tjahjo explained.
He went on to say that his Ministry will collaborate with other ministries/institutions to speed up the bureaucratic reform process, including Ministry of Home Affairs for issues related to the regional governments, as well as Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Presidential Chief of Staff and Ombudsman to receive the public aspirations.
“According to President Jokowi, the target must be measurable by examining various aspects, time and benefits. The implementation also must be monitored and evaluated properly. Ministry of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform is expected to be consistent in building a bureaucratic reform system,” Tjahjo said, adding that the bureaucratic reforms should be carried out thoroughly.
Tjahjo also noted that the bureaucratic reforms will not reduce the income of the state apparatus, while it will only streamline the organization structure to make it more simple.
“President Jokowi wants to streamline the organization to simplify the workflow which in the end will speed up the service for the public,” Tjahjo said, adding that the streamlining will make all process more effective and efficient so that bureaucracy will become more professional. (HIM/OJI/ES)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas