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Commission VIII Urges the Expediting of Social Affairs Ministry's Programs

Tuesday, 05-October-2021 10:00

Commission VIII Urges the Expediting of Social Affairs Ministry's Programs
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Commission VIII Urges the Expediting of Social Affairs Ministry's Programs
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JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Commission VIII of the Indonesian House of Representatives has held a Hearing Meeting (RDP) with Echelon I officials of the Ministry of Social Affairs, with the agenda of 'Evaluating the 2021 Program and Budget and Actual Issues.'

The hearing meeting was led by Deputy Chairman of Commission VIII Ace Hasan Syadzily, while from the Ministry of Social Affairs were the Secretary General, Inspector General, Director General of Social Empowerment, acting Director General of Social Rehabilitation, Director General of Protection and Social Security, Director General of Handling the Poor, and Head of the Agency for Education, Research and Social Counseling.

"In general, we can understand the implementation of the program at the Ministry of Social Affairs with the absorption of the budget in each Echelon I Work Unit that has been reported," said Ace Hasan Syadzily in the Commission VIII DPR Meeting Room, Senayan, on Monday (10/04/2021).

Echelon I unit budget absorption and realization until early October 2021 are as follows: Secretary General IDR1 trillion, realization of IDR185.5 billion (17.50%); Inspector General IDR32.2 billion, realization of IDR22.9 billion (71.19 %), Directorate General of Social Empowerment IDR333 billion with absorption of IDR155 billion (46.61%), Directorate General of Social Rehabilitation of IDR1.1 trillion with absorption of IDR468 billion ( 42.51%), Directorate General of Social Protection and Security of IDR30 trillion with realization of IDR21 trillion (72.69%), Directorate General of Poor Handling of IDR73 trillion with usage of IDR46 trillion (62.61%); and the Education, Research and Social Extension Agency of IDR237 billion with an absorption of IDR149 billion (63.09%), so that a total reaches IDR106.8 trillion with an absorption of IDR69.2 trillion or an average of 64.76%.

On that occasion, Commission VIII member Ina Ammania appreciated the performance of the Ministry of Social Affairs, one of which was the program from the Directorate General of Social Protection and Security (Linjamsos), which had carried out disaster mitigation activities carried out in Pacitan Regency, East Java.

"We appreciate the performance of the Ministry of Social Affairs and hope that the monitoring will continue and be prepared so that when a disaster occurs, the meeting point is ready, especially in areas that are predicted to occur. We also ask for acceleration so that the program can be felt by beneficiaries," said the PDIP politician.

The same thing was expressed by Buchori Yusuf from FPKS who supports the Ministry of Social Affairs' programs, but reminds that budgets and programs that require a lot of supervision work together with the House.

"The Inspector General needs to increase cooperation, especially the supervision of the Ministry of Social Affairs' programs which are large and have a large budget with us in Commission VIII," said Buchori.

At the end of the meeting, Commission VIII requested that the Echelon I Work Unit of the Ministry of Social Affairs accelerate the absorption of the budget in the fourth quarter of the 2021 Fiscal Year, and respond to various opinions and views that have been submitted by the members.

First, ensuring that the Young Fighters Program can actually be implemented with clear implementation instructions, selective recruitment, and coaching to produce loyal, dedicated and responsible human resources.

Second, encourage the verification and validation of the Integrated Social Welfare Data (DTKS) so that it can be carried out in a synchronous and integrated manner by involving all relevant stakeholders so that it can be relied upon to become one data for all social programs.

Third, the development of programs at the Ministry of Social Affairs must be based on scientific studies so that program effectiveness can be measured and accountable to the public.

Fourth, increasing collaboration between the Directorate Generals so that Beneficiary Families (KPM) not only receive the benefits of social assistance, but also gain economic and social empowerment.

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