VP: State Apparatus Law Amendment Shouldn’t Undermine Bureaucratic Reforms

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 25 September 2021
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Vice President Ma’ruf Amin chairs a meeting on the Bill on the Amendment to Law Number 5 of 2014 on State Civil Apparatus, Friday (09/24). Photo by: BPMI of Vice Presidential Secretariat.

The amendment to Law on State Civil Apparatus (ASN) should not undermine the implementation of bureaucratic reforms, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has stated.

“Don’t let the amendment undermine the implementation of our bureaucratic reforms. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has reiterated the importance of the bureaucratic reforms so we must implement it consistently,” the Vice President said during a meeting on the Bill on the Amendment to Law Number 5 of 2014 on State Civil Apparatus, Friday (24/09).

President Jokowi, he added, clearly delivered his message on bureaucratic reforms in his address on the Presentation of the Government Statement on the Bill on the State Budget for the 2022 Fiscal Year and its Financial Note before the members of the House of Representatives (DPR) on August 16, 2021.

“The Law on State Civil Apparatus is the main pillar of bureaucratic reforms which is one of the Government’s priority programs,” he said.

The Vice President expressed hope that the amendment will not disrupt the continuity of the implementation of bureaucratic reforms, especially regarding the implementation of the merit system.

He also ordered all Government stakeholders to prepare for the amendment process of the Law that will be carried out with the DPR, adding that the amendment has been included in the national legislation program (Prolegnas).

On that occasion, the Vice President invited Ministers and Officials present on the meeting to express their views on the amendment Bill.

“Here we have three materials, namely the Problem Inventory List (DIM) from the DPR, then the DIM proposal from the Government, [namely] Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms, and a recommendation in the form of a policy memo from the Executive Secretariat of the National Bureaucracy Reforms Steering Committee (KPRBN) regarding the amendment to Law Number 5 of 2014,” the Vice President remarked. (BPMI of Vice Presidential Secretariat/UN) (RI/MUR)

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