Workers to Receive Wage Subsidy
Date 11 Agustus 2020
Wage subsidy will be given to all workers regardless their job titles as long as they earn less than Rp5 million and registered as active members of the BPJS Ketenagakerjaan (Workers Social Security Provider Body), according to Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziah.
In the implementation, Ministry of Manpower will be assisted by the police, Attorney General’s office, the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK), the Development Finance Comptroller (BPKP), and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to ensure the Ministry as the Proxy of Budget User can implement the program effectively.
“In the disbursement process, the wage subsidy will be transferred to bank accounts of the beneficiaries. Thus, the money will not be circulated anywhere since it will be transferred directly to the account of the beneficiaries,” Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziah said in a press statement at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Monday (10/8).
Right now, she added, it is important for the BPJS Ketenagakerjaan to validate the data that will be monitored by law enforcers to ensure that the process run smoothly.
Echoing the same point, Director of the BPJS Ketenagakerjaan Agus Susanto said that prospective beneficiaries of this program can come from all industrial sectors.
“We have evaluated all industrial sectors. The requirement for this program is registered as active members of the BPJS Ketenagakerjaan. Upon receiving the data, we submit it to the companies,” he said.
The Director went on to say that some companies have not submitted the data of their employees or their real wages to the BPJS Ketenagakerjaan.
“This is the right time to transform and improve. We must improve to become a model citizen who comply with the laws. Therefore, we urged all companies to ensure that data to be submitted is matched with real wages of the workers,” he said.
BPJS Ketenagakerjaan has received 15.7 million data of workers with salary or wage below Rp5 million who registered as active members of the BP Jamsostek social security program as of 30 June 2020 that matched with data provided by companies to BP Jamsostek and have been recorded in the system.
“We are now calling on all companies to instruct human resources divisions to report bank accounts of the workers to BP Jamsostek to be validated,” he firmly said. (MAY/EN)
Translated by : Rany Anjany
Reviewed by: Mia Medyana