Saturday, 21 April 2018 | 16:31 WIB

Ministry of Village Development Establishes Poverty Alleviation in All Villages

Minister of Village, Development of Underdeveloped Regions, and Transmigration (Mendes PDTT), Eko Putro Sandjojo

JAKARTA, NNC -- Members of the Ministry of Village, Development of Underdeveloped Regions, and Transmigration (Kemendes PDTT) are expected to continue to accelerate Bureaucratic Reform (RB).

This is done in line with its task in alleviating poverty and improving the welfare of rural communities.

Related to this matter, Minister of Village, Development of Underdeveloped Regions, and Transmigration (Mendes PDTT), Eko Putro Sandjojo ensured that in the last three years the government succeeded in reducing the poverty rate from 27 million people to 17 million people.

"There are 10 million people who still need to be elevated from poverty," said Minister Eko, quoted from the Ministry’s page, Monday (4/16/2018).

According to him, the government is working hard with the third Nawacita, namely the underdevelopment and poverty in rural areas and villages.

"We are the motor of this cabinet for poverty alleviation in the villages, our budget is IDR5.6 trillion but we have village funds and six ministry requested to allocate the budget for village funds totaling IDR120 trillion," explained Minister Eko at the Workshop on Strengthening Bureaucratic Reform for Senior High Officials and High Primary Leaders within the Kemendes PDTT at the Office of Kemendes PDTT, Jakarta, (4/16/2018).

He added, if the economic growth is not accompanied by poverty alleviation and welfare improvement, it will trigger social upheaval.

Therefore, the increased capacity and bureaucracy reform in the ministru he leads continues to be encouraged. The results of these hard work provide better achievements than the previous year.

"Our hard work show the value of performance accountability and bureaucratic reform in 2015 from CC to B in 2016. The governance of the archives (ANRI) in 2016 from the three worst ministries (from a total of 34 ministries) and in 2017 third place. Public service standards (ombudsman assessment results) in 2016 entered the red zone (low public service standards), but the year 2017 it has entered the yellow zone. The Unqualified Exclusion (WDP) financial report (CPDP) in 2016 became Unqualified (WTP). Performance allowance from 47 percent to 60 percent," he said.

To further improve the quality of human resources/employees in Kemendes PDTT environment, he will continue to increase the budget of human resources up to 90 percent for performance allowance. For that he hopes there is an increase in performance.

"Our performance can be seen from how many villages are underdeveloped that we can elevate, how many transmigration areas that are prosperous and how much we need to reduce poverty," he said.

He asserted, starting next year the budget will be determined based on the ability of each directorate.There may be a directorate that will only be given a budget for salary only.

He explained that the budget ceiling is reduced from IDR5.6 trillion to IDR4.5 trillion due to low budget absorption.

"Changing one paradigm is not easy, firstly, organizational structure with objective; second, place people in the right positions; third, report from BIN, PPATK, Pansel; fourth, submitted to each user respectively. We want to create a super team," he added.