Disorganized Data: Officials Appointment Hindered
Tuesday, 16 January, 2007 | 17:45 WIB

Tempo Interactive, Jakarta: The appointment of hundreds of civil servant is still hampered by disorganized data between the central and regional governments. According to the State Employment Agency (BKN) Head, Prapto Hadi, there are currently 367,000 civil servant documents which have problems and are fictitious.

The unruly data includes mistakes in stating one’s name so that the data becomes invalid. “The data which is most troubling is the data on the assistant teacher’s number. Out of a total of 240,000 assistant teachers, 102,000 are fictitious,” he said during the meeting between the State Minister for Administrative Reform Taufiq Effendi and the House Commission for Governance yesterday (15/1).

Prapto said the National Education Department has been asked to re-validate the data by involving the team from the State Administrative Reform Ministry and the Regional Employment Agency. If the valid data is known, the official will be appointed soon. “If the data isn't valid, they won't be appointed,” he said during the meeting led by Commission Chairman E.E. Mangindaan from the Democrat Party faction.

Taufiq said so far disorderly data is the data inherited from previous ministers. “The current data is heritage from previous ministers. Even BKN does not have data,” he said. This, he said, is because for 60 years Indonesia did not have a State Employment Decree. He said that regional autonomy also brought problems in the data of civil servants.

In the meantime, the Assistant Teacher Crisis Center, in its press statement said that the officials appointment is not as expected. It considered that the Government Regulation No. 48/2005 on Officials’ Appointments has not put into effect. In 2005, the Minister for State Administrative Reform only appointed 44,000 assistant teachers out of 80,000 who were promised.

The result from the coordination meeting between the National Education Minister and the State Administrative Reform Minister led by Vice President Jusuf Kalla on December 22, decided that all assistant teachers would be appointed to be civil servants within three years.

Ninin Damayanti, Aqida and Eko Ari Wibowo
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