Retirement Age Limit Revision to be Proposed This Year: TNI Commander

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 29 Januari 2019
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Commander of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto answers reporters’ questions after the opening the TNI-Polri Leadership Meeting at the State Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (29/1). (Photo by: Jay/Public Relations).

Commander of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto answers reporters’ questions after the opening the TNI-Polri Leadership Meeting at the State Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (29/1). (Photo by: Jay/Public Relations).

In a bid to implement direction from President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo on the revision of retirement age limit for Privates and Non-Commission Officers of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI), Commander of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto said the revision of the Law would be carried out this year.

“We will revise Law Number 34 of 2004 article 53,” the Commander told reporters after opening the TNI-Polri (the Indonesian National Police) Leadership Meeting at the State Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (29/1).

In addition, the Government and the TNI Commander will also propose the revision of Article 47 on the opportunity for positions in ministries/institutions that can be filled by the TNI personnel.

For the record, President Jokowi has ordered Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoli and the TNI Commander to revise the TNI retirement age limit from 53 to 58 years.  According to the President, 53 years old is still considered a fit and productive age.

Echoing the President’s statement, Hadi said TNI soldiers who are 53 years old are still too early to be retired. “In the navy, as a person is getting older, he will be more aware of the vessel problem,” Hadi said, adding that the TNI still needs their expertise and experience in services. (FID/JAY/ES)

 

 

Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Muhammad Ersan Pamungkas

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