Presidential Regulation Number 68 of 2019 Stipulates Duties, Functions of Ministry Groups I, II, III and Coordinating Ministry

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 31 Oktober 2019
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President Jokowi accompanied by Vice President KH. Ma’ruf Amin leads the inaugural cabinet meeting of the Indonesian Onward Cabinet, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Thursday (24/10). (Photo by: Jay/PR)

In a bid to realize a state ministry organization that meets its function, size, and processes criteria to support the effectiveness of government administration, the Government deems it necessary to regulate main points of the organization of state ministries.

Based on these considerations, on 23 October 2019, President Joko“Jokowi”Widodo signed Presidential Regulation Number 68 of 2019 on the Organization of State Ministry.

Under this Presidential Regulation, State Ministry consists of:

  1. Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs;
  2. Coordinating Ministry for the Economy;
  3. Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture;
  4. Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment;
  5. Ministry of State Secretariat;
  6. Ministry of Home Affairs;
  7. Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  8. Ministry of Defense;
  9. Ministry of Religious Affairs;
  10. Ministry of Law and Human Rights;
  11. Ministry of Finance;
  12. Ministry of Education and Culture;
  13. Ministry of Health;
  14. Ministry of Social Affairs;
  15. Ministry of Manpower
  16. Ministry of Industry;
  17. Ministry of Trade;
  18. Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources;
  19. Ministryof Public Works and Public Housing;
  20. Ministry of Transportation;
  21. Ministry of Communications and Informatics;
  22. Ministry of Agriculture;
  23. Ministry of the Environment and Forestry;
  24. Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries;
  25. Ministry of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Areas, and Transmigration;
  26. Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency;
  27. Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency;
  28. Ministry of Administrative Reform and Bureaucratic Reform;
  29. Ministry of State Owned Enterprises;
  30. Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises;
  31. Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy/Tourism and Creative Economy Agency;
  32. Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection;
  33. Ministry of Research and Technology/National Agency for Research and Innovation; and
  34. Ministry of Youth and Sports.

“The Ministries as referred to in number 1, number 2, number 3, and number 4 are Ministries that carry out the functions of synchronizing and coordinating the affairs of the Ministry, hereinafter referred to as the Coordinating Ministry,” reads Article 2 paragraph (1) of this Presidential Regulation.

The Ministries as referred to in number 6, number 7, and number 8, are Ministries that oversee government affairs whose ministry nomenclatures are expressly mentioned in the 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia, hereinafter referred to in this Presidential Regulation as the Ministries of Group I.

Meanwhile, the Ministries as referred to in number 9, number 10, number 11, number 12, number 13, number 14, number 15, number 16, number 17, number 18, number 19, number 20, number 2I, number 22, number 23, number 24, number 25, and number 26, are Ministries that oversee government affairs whose scopes are mentioned in the 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia, hereinafter referred to in this Presidential Regulation as the Ministries of Group II.

As for the Ministries as referred to in number 5, number 27, number 28, number 29, number 30, number 31, number 32, number 33 and number 34, are Ministries that oversee government affairs in the context of sharpening, coordinating, and synchronizing government programs, hereinafter referred to in this Presidential Regulation as the Ministries of Group III.

Ministries of Group I, Ministries of Group II, and Ministries of Groups III

This Presidential Regulation emphasized that the Ministries of Group I and Group II are subordinate to and held responsible to the President, which holds certain affairs in government to assist the President in organizing state government.

“The duties of the aforementioned ministries are adjusted to the roles of the ministries in implementing the national development agenda,” reads Article 4 paragraph (2) of this Presidential Regulation.

In carrying out the tasks as referred to, the Ministries of Group I carry out functions: a. formulation, determination, and implementation of policies in their fields; b. management of state property / assets that are under their responsibilities; c. supervision of the implementation of tasks in their fields; and d. implementation of technical activities from the central to regional governments.

In addition, the Ministries of Group II carries out functions: a. formulation, determination, and implementation of policies in their fields; b. management of state property/assets that are under their responsibilities; c. supervision of the implementation of tasks in their fields; d. implementation of technical guidance and supervision of the implementation of Ministry affairs in the regions; and e. implementation of technical activities on a national scale.

In addition to carrying out the functions as referred to, under this Presidential Regulation, the Ministries of Group I and Group II also carry out functions: a. coordination of the implementation of tasks, fostering, and provision of administrative supports to all elements of the organization within the Ministries; and b. implementation of substantive supports to all elements of the organization within the Ministries.

“Based on the provisions of the laws and regulations and/or other tasks given by the President, the Ministries shall carry out functions that show the characteristics of the duties and functions of each Ministry,” reads Article 5 paragraph (4) of this Presidential Regulation.

Meanwhile, the Ministries of Group III are subordinate and held responsible to the President, which hold certain affairs in government to assist the President in organizing state government.

In carrying out the tasks as referred to, the Ministries of Group III carry out functions: a. formulation and determination of policies in their fields; b. coordinating and synchronizing the implementation of policies in their fields; c. management of state property/ assets for which it is responsible; and d. supervision of the implementation of tasks in their fields.

“In addition to carrying out the functions as referred to, the Ministries of Group III also carry out the functions of coordinating the implementation of duties, guidance, and providing administrative supports to all elements of the organization within the Ministries,” reads Article 32 paragraph (2) of this Presidential Regulation.

Coordinating Ministries

Under this Presidential Regulation, Coordinating Ministries are subordinate and held responsible to the President, which have the tasks of coordinating, synchronizing, and controlling the affairs of the Ministries in the administration of government in their fields.

“The tasks of the Coordinating Ministry as referred to are carried out to provide supports, implement initiatives, and control policies based on the national development agenda and the assignment of the President,” reads Article 48 paragraph (2) of this Presidential Regulation.

In carrying out the tasks as referred to, under this Presidential Regulation, the Coordinating Ministries carry out the functions of: a. coordination and synchronization of the formulation, determination and implementation of Ministry/Institution policies related to issues in their fields; b. management and handling of issues in their fields; c. coordinating the implementation of tasks, coaching, and providing administrative supports to all elements of the organization within the Coordinating Ministries; d. supervising national priority programs and other policies made by the President in the Cabinet Meeting; e. solving problems that cannot be resolved or agreed between Ministries/Institutions and ensuring the implementation of the said decisions; f. management of state property/assets that are under their responsibilities; and g. supervision over the implementation of functions in their fields.

The Ministers and the Coordinating Ministers carry out coordination and synchronization of policies in the implementation of national development. In carrying out their duties and functions, the Ministers and the Coordinating Ministers must work together and implement a system of performance accountability for government agencies.

With the promulgation of this Presidential Regulation, Presidential Regulation Number 7 of 2015 on the Organization of State Ministries is repealed and no longer in effect.

“This Presidential Regulation shall come into force from the date of its promulgation,” reads Article 98 of Presidential Regulation Number 68 of 2019, which was promulgated by Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna H. Laoly on 24 October 2019. (Center for Data and Information of Secretariat Cabinet/ES)

Translated by: Muhardi

Edited by: Lulu Wuliarti

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