President Jokowi Inaugurates 2,014 New Civil Service Officers
Date 8 Agustus 2017
President Joko Jokowi Widodo on Tuesday (8/8) inaugurated 2,014 civil service officers, locally known as pamong praja, from Batch 24 who graduated from the state-run Institute of Public Administration (IPDN) this year.
The inauguration ceremony was held at the IPDN Campus in Jatinangor, Sumedang Regency, West Java.
In his remarks, President Jokowi congratulated the newly-inaugurated officers who are about to begin their services to the people upon graduation. The President also reminded the officers that the peoples expectation of the quality of public services that they want to enjoy from the Government and the state is getting higher. Now the people do not hesitate to debate, to criticize, or even to protest if they think the services they get are not satisfactory or slow, the President said.
President Jokowi also reminded the new officers not to be allergic to criticism from the people. In fact, the criticisms, the President said, should motivate them to make improvement and to carry out bureaucratic reforms in the institutions in which they serve later on. Because indeed, it is your tasks and it is the tasks of the Government to serve the people, the President said.
For the record, the newly-inaugurated 2,014 civil service officers, who consist of 1,348 male officers and 666 female officers, were inaugurated with the ranks Penata Muda Tata Praja (Junior Superintendent). The inauguration ceremony also saw the conferment of Kartika Astabrata and Kartika Pradnya Utama medals of honor by the President to several accomplished graduates.
Also attending the inauguration ceremony were Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo, and Presidential Chief of Staff Teten Masduki. (RMI/RAH/ES) (EP/YM/Naster)