Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia on Mudik, THR Allowances and the 13th Salary in Year of 2022, April 14, 2022
Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Today I chair Limited Cabinet Meeting on preparation for mudik [annual exodus] ahead of Eid al-Fitr 1443 Hijri.
Considering the controlled situation of COVID-19 pandemic, this year the Government allows mudik travel. The people can celebrate the holiday with families and relatives in their hometown.
However, we must stay vigilant. Do not let the mudik trigger the emergence of a new wave of COVID-19 transmission. The very large number of people is predicted to do mudik this year. According to the report I received, it is estimated that approximately 23 million private cars and 17 million motorbikes will travel during mudik period in the island of Java.
The Government, all of us, aim to make the mudik run smoothly and full of joy. The most important thing is that the Government always makes the public safety a top priority, including the safety during mudik travel and our safety and our health.
Once again, we must prevent uncontrolled surge in case number after we celebrate the holiday. To that end, the Government would implement strict and detailed travel provisions. Ministers and state apparatus are working hard to draft the regulations and next week we will disseminate [the regulations] to the public.
On April 13, 2022, I have signed Government Regulation on THR (holiday allowances) and 13th salary for all State Civil Apparatus (ASN), personnel of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI), the Indonesian National Police (Polri), Civil Apparatus Retirees, and State Officials, as well as additional 50 percent allowance for the ASN, personnel of the TNI and the Police eligible for the allowance. The policy is part of appreciation for the contribution of the central Government officials and regional government officials in handling COVID-19 pandemic, and is expected to increase the purchasing power of communities and help accelerating the recovery of the national economy.
Further provisions regarding the THR and the 13th salary will be regulated by Regulation of Minister of Finance for the budget sourced from the State Budget (APBN) and Regional Head Regulations for the budget sourced from the Regional Budget (APBD).
I thank you.
Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.