BANDUNG-Related to issues of mass dismissal the civil servants discussed in the media, Head of Legal, Communications and Public Information of the Ministry of Administrative Reform and Bureaucratic Reform (PANRB), Herman Suryatman, brushed firmly that this is not correct.
It thus revealed in a press release received by the editorial jabarprov.go.id, on Saturday (9/1).
In a release, Herman said that the issue was not true. The truth is PANRB Ministry is currently assessing the rationalisation of civil servants," Herman said (8/1).
According to him, it should be done in an effort to improve the competence and performance of civil servants, encouraging the spending efficiency, and strengthen the state fiscal capacity. However, that studies would certainly anticipate the process of rationalisation of civil servants not reducing the quality of public services.
With a strong fiscal state, it could increase the capacity and welfare of civil servants, as well as improve the facilities and infrastructure of public services in all fields, particularly related to the basic services.
"As told by Minister, the rationalisation of civil servants we studied was a consequence of the moratorium in the scheme of zero growth in national and negative or positive growth in institutional. But we are sure, the reduction will be conducted in a planned and measured," said Herman.
The procurement of new civil servants will be limited nationally. "There are hundreds of thousands civil servants who retire in each year, then it will be filled by a higher quality of civil servants. So there is no dismissal of civil servants arbitrarily, especially for those who are competent and performing,” he explained.
Meanwhile Deputy Ministry of PANRB, Wangsaatmaja Setiawan said that the rationalisation plan is conducted in several stages starting from the audit organisation. "From this audit will be known the organisations are inefficient can be combined, at the same time it will affect the efficiency of its human resources," Iwan said.
Next will be conducted the mapping of competence, qualification and performance, and the results will seen the civil servants who have competence, qualification and good performance. It should be maintained as the civil servants.
The groups which incompetent, unsuitable qualifications and no productive or not performing needs to be considered for rationalisation. While the middle group competence with lack of qualifications should be enhanced through training and internships.
This rationalisation plan as well as the basis for consideration of the State Civil Apparatus (ASN) recruitment to meet the demands of countries in the global competition today. For example, facing the MEA and AFTA. Therefore we have to anticipate it by getting the smart ASN character, has a global insight, information and technology, understand foreign languages, as well as having good networking.
In other words, the rationalisation plan is in line with government policy to create a world-class government bureaucracy which is clean and accountable, effective and efficient, and has a quality in public services.
With this rationalisation policy, the projected number of civil servants next four years will be reduced penetrate ratio of 1.5%. Currently the ratio of civil servants to the population was 1.7%, where every 100 residents served by 1.7 employees. The current number of civil servants in Indonesia reached 4,517,136 people.
Based on the job analysis and analysis of the workload by the Ministry PANRB, there are some common functional positions that do not have details activities and have no main position in supporting organisation.
"Therefore, the civil servants in this general functional positions will be considered to be rationalised, both in central and local civil servants," Iwan said.
However, it is necessary to consider the conditions, e.g. for teachers, health personnel and law enforcement officers are still lacking. “For these positions will be added more personnels, but the quality improvements are still needed," he added.
Furthermore, Herman as the Minister Yuddy spokesman told to the civil servants who are still active to remain calm about the rationalisation plan. "No need to worry. We still review this rationalisation plan, and we’ll find the best way maintaining the integrity, competence and performance of civil servants, which referring to the legislation,” Herman said.