Published, the Legal Basis of Nuclear Energy Advisory Council Establishment
With consideration to implement the Article 6 of Law No. 10 of 1997 on Nuclear Power, the government has issued a legal basis for the establishment of the Nuclear Energy Advisory Council (NEAC), namely non-structural institution that is independent, which will provide advices and opinions to the President on the nuclear power utilization.
The legal protection stipulated in the Presidential Regulation No. 83 of 2014 on Nuclear Energy Advisory Council, which was signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on August 22, 2014.
“NEAC position is under and has responsible to the President,” said Article 2 of the Presidential Regulation.
In the Presidential Regulation, NEAC has functions: a. reviewing nuclear energy utilization policies; b. monitoring and evaluating of nuclear energy utilization policies; and c. formulating recommendation of nuclear energy utilization policies.
NEAC has seven members, consisting of experts and community leaders with proportional composition. The experts and leaders can be derived from Civil Servants.
The composition of NEAC consists of: a. One Chairman and member; b. One Vice Chairman and member; and c. Five members.
“Members of NEAC are appointed and dismissed by the President,” read Article 5 verse (4) of the Presidential Regulation Number 83 of 2014, while mentioned in the next verse that the Chairman and Vice Chairman are elected from and by the members of NEAC.
To be appointed as a member candidate of NEAC, besides has to fulfill the general requirements, a candidate must meet the following requirements: a. Lowest education is Master Degree in Nuclear Energy; and b. Minimum experience in Nuclear Energy is at least ten years.
The Selection of NEAC membership are conducted by a Selection Team that will be established by the Minister of Research and Technology. Furthermore, the Selection Team will submit two times number of NEAC members to the President through the Minister of Research and Technology. “The President will choose and define seven of the prospective members,” reads Article 9 verse (3) of this Presidential Regulation.
In the case of Civil Servants is appointed as a member of NEAC, the person will be honorably discharged as a Public Servant and/or has entered into a retirement age, then the person remains serve as the member of NEAC until his term expires.
“All the necessary funding for the implementation of the NEAC tasks is charged to the State Budget through Project Entry List of the Ministry of Research and Technology Budget Implementation,” read Article 21 of the Presidential Regulation.
Through the Presidential Regulation, the President assigned the Minister of Research and Technology to form the Selection Team of NEAC membership within a maximum period of six months.
“This Presidential Regulation comes into force on the date of enactment,” said the Presidential Regulation which was enacted on August 25, 2014 by the Minister of Law and Human Rights Amir Syamsudin. (Polhukam/DP)