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    Ministry of Religious Affairs is Requested to Improve Public Service Through Digital


    BANDUNG-Ministry of Religious Affairs of Indonesia was established on January 3, 1946. Since then, January 3 is commemorated as the day of Amal Bakti (HAB). Indonesia became the first country in the world to have the Ministry (Department of the time) in the field of Religion.
    At the age of 72 this year, as part of the institutional state, Kemenag asked to continue to innovate, especially related to public services. In a message read by West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan (Aher), Minister of Religion (Menag) RI Lukman Hakim Saifudin requested the Ministry of Religious Affairs both central and regional throughout Indonesia to improve public services through digitalization.
    In the present time, According to Menag, the challenges of work are getting heavier as the world faces a fast-changing era. The scope of society is broader, covering global citizens to the digital generation. Public demands are higher, more open, and spontaneous. Therefore, a proper and intelligent attitude is required in responding to the public's demand for the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
    "We all work to serve the people by using the means and budgets that are the people's rights, so the focus of our attention is not just to absorb the budget optimally every year.The budget absorption must be aligned with the interests and needs of society, so the benefits are optimal," Aher said reading the message of Minister of Religious Affairs at the ceremony of Charitable Day of Charity 72 to the Ministry of Religious Affairs of West Java Province in 2018 at the Regional Office of the Ministry of Religious Affairs of West Java Province, Jl. General Sudirman Bandung, Wednesday (3/1/2018).
    "On the other hand, we also have to be innovative in order to make our institution feel the present, not to be considered like an old machine obsolete, so I hope this year all the services in central and regional have been done digitally and integrated in One Stop Integrated Service System PTSP) as an implementation of e-Government, "he continued.
    Meanwhile, met after the 72th HAB memorial ceremony, Governor Aher said that the Ministry of Religious Affairs is a ministry that protects all religions in Indonesia.
    "This (Kemenag) is very unique because in other countries there is no Ministry of Religious Affairs, in Indonesia there is a sign that this country is a religion-based country Of course the Godhead of the Almighty as the First Precept in Pancasila is embedded in the children of the country and under the circumstances religion of the country, so that this country is a very strong based-based country, a very strong religious moral morality, "said Aher.
    "The reason is because there is a Ministry of Religion that protects the various religions that exist, because the religion is a moral source, the source of all values ??and morals that certainly animate the existing state administration in our country," he added.
    The 72nd charity day of the Ministry of Religious Affairs of 2018 takes Theme: "Spread Peace" with the tag line "Ministry of Religious Religion that Serves and Serves". This theme is chosen because in essence religion serves to sow goodness and spread peace. Peace is the universal message of all religions to mankind. Peace will bring happiness.
    The word Menag, peace is also the way to prosperity and progress. Peace is the door of common good. "And, only with a peaceful heart, we can feel the essential love of God," he said.
    Accompanying his 72nd birthday, the Ministry of Religion successfully incised a number of achievements. In the field of governance, got an opinion of BPK audit results with Unqualified predicate (WTP) and an increase in the index of bureaucratic reform. In the field of pilgrim services, the pilgrim satisfaction index continues to increase. The religious harmony index is in positive numbers. So Pula with marriage services in KUA. Also an increase in the quality standards of religious and religious education at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. In addition, the Ministry of Religious Affairs is regarded as the largest contributor of PNBP, the largest LHKPN reporter and several other awards from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
    "This shows that we have been able to transform through a good system, but it must be balanced with mental change, thinking, and a good working culture." The Five Values ??of Work Culture should not just be slogans, but must be internalized in every implementation tasks in each work unit.In addition, the principle of Clean and Serve should always be upheld, "said Aher in the minister's mandate.
    On this occasion, representing the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Aher handed over Satya Lancana Satya Satya Dignity Award which was awarded to 250 employees of Regional Office of Ministry of Religious Affairs spread all over the regencies / cities in West Java. Symbolically, Aher gives conferences to 10 (ten) employees who have served 30 years, 8 (eight) servants 20 years, and 6 (six) devotees 10 years. This awarding is based on Presidential Decree No. 117 / TK / 2017 onwards set in Jakarta, November 24, 2017. Waiting List Jajar Jabar, Two Things It Must Be Realized Javanese pilgrims from West Java waiting or waiting list to depart continue to increase every year. In response, Aher said that the quota of pilgrims' departure is limited by the Government of Saudi Arabia. This is not only experienced by Indonesia. However, it is also experienced by other countries, because it is based on the capacity and limited capacity of the congregation in the Holy Land. The government of Saudi Arabia gives a quota of 210 thousand pilgrims to Indonesia each year. This quota limit is divided into all regions and West Java is the highest province that gets quota of 38 thousand more pilgrims every year. This is because West Java has the largest Muslim population compared to other provinces in Indonesia. "So indeed our allotment is just that. The registrant is very much queued for quota. But every year that departed only 38 thousand. We can not do anything, "Aher said. Aher also invites the public to realize and take the wisdom of the many waiting list or waiting list of pilgrims in West Java. According to Aher, there are other things that need to be analyzed. First thing, the religious awareness of our society is getting higher. Second, the increase of people's welfare. "Religious awareness in us is very high. It used to be a rare haj pilgrimage. But now it's an extraordinary amount to waiting list for up to 12 years, 13 years. This shows that awareness of religion is remarkable. Truly religious entry into the space of our personality, especially the people of West Java, "said Aher. "Secondly, it shows that our nation, including the people of West Java, has increased its welfare. Because if not prosperous can not leave the pilgrimage. That's the most important, "he concluded.

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