BANDUNG - West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil with West Java Regional Police Chief Inspector General of Police (Inspector General) Agung Budi Maryoto watched live through a video conference signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the Republic of Indonesia Police (Polri) and the Ministry of Social Affairs (Kemensos) RI on Security Assistance and Law Enforcement on the Implementation of Social Assistance Distribution in the West Java Police Headquarters Djayalaksana Hall, Soekarno-Hatta Street, Bandung City, Friday (11/1/19).
Through this MoU, the government wants to ensure that the social assistance provided to the community really reaches the people who need it or are right on target.
The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding or MoU was signed by the Chief of Police General Police Tito Karnavian with the Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Agus Gumiwang at the National Police Headquarters, Jakarta. This MoU is a form of synergy between the government and the police in the context of escorting the distribution of social assistance to the community.
The value of social assistance disbursed by the Ministry of Social Affairs this year reached more than Rp. 54.3 Trillion. For this reason, according to Emil, Ridwan Kamil's nickname, this synergy between the government through the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Indonesian National Police is important so that assistance reaches the right target to the people in need.
"So, I will translate this together with the Chief of Regional Police (West Java) to ensure this social assistance is on target, on time, on the right way, right through police escorts," Emil was met after the video conference.
In distributing aid to the community, distribution management is not simple. Often there are reports of wrong targets or inappropriate amounts. To avoid this, the government, assisted by the police, wants to ensure that errors or even misappropriations do not occur in the distribution process.
"The main problem is delivery management. This delivery management is not simple, often we can report wrong targets, not according to the number, etc., "Emil said.
"Therefore, there is nothing wrong with this civilian bureaucrat being assisted by the police to ensure that the things that did not happen earlier," he continued.
Emil advised, the team appointed to channel social assistance first coordinated with community leaders and local ulama. This is done so that people who have received assistance are not always dependent on government assistance.
"My direction, this team is also diligent in asking local community leaders and scholars to get their blessings," Emil ordered.
"Secondly, please give da'wah so that the recipient is not always" hands down ", but" hands above ", so that next year the number of recipients will decrease. If it is reduced it means that the development is successful, "he explained.
Meanwhile, West Java Regional Police Chief Inspector General of Police. Agung Budi Maryoto also emphasized that the police would assist the process of distributing aid to the right target. In addition, the police will also assist preventively so that in the process of distributing aid there will be no violations that can lead to legal proceedings.
"Then, of course, to ensure that the assistance has no violations, because it can lead to legal cases," Budi said.
"The Regional Police will help with preventive aspects, guard so that assistance is on target, the time is right, and the aim is right," he said.
Budi added that the police would assist in the dissemination of information through the media in the process of distributing aid. This is important so that the public knows that the assistance provided by the government is really delivered to the people in need.
"We will help provide, because we have a media network throughout Indonesia which is quite strong," said Budi.
"It means that government programs should be given to us and the community will certainly appreciate it because it is right on target," he said.
Meanwhile, in a press conference after the signing of the MoU at the National Police Headquarters, Jakarta, Social Minister Agus Gumiwang said that social assistance from the Ministry of Social Affairs must reach the criteria of 6 (Six) T, namely Right Target, Timely, Right Amount, Right Price, Right Quality, and Right Administration.
"If we run the six T best, then the programs at the Ministry of Social Affairs, especially social assistance that is intended to help our brothers, people who live in poverty or vulnerable are attracted to the poor as well as those belonging to the PMKS (Persons "Social Welfare Problems)," said Agus.
Communities included in PMKS, such as children who are caught in legal cases, people with HIV / AIDS, disabilities, and so on.
The Ministry of Social Affairs' budget, especially for social assistance, said Agus, continues to increase every year. This year's social assistance budget increased 38% from the previous year around IDR 39 Trillion to IDR 54.3 Trillion more.
"There is a backing between the two of us (Ministry of Social Affairs and Police) to collaborate so that in the field all aid and social programs in the Ministry of Social Affairs can run in accordance with our expectations," Agus hoped.
On the same occasion, National Police Chief Gen. Pol. Tito Karnavian said that with this large budget, it was hoped that the social assistance provided by the government would be right on target. Therefore, the National Police will form a Task Force to help the Ministry of Social Affairs carry out escort and distribution of the aid.
"At the central level we will be there (Task Force), later on at the level - if later the program is related to the area, there will be another Task Force at the Regional Police level," explained Tito.
Tito added that his party would conduct an evaluation and supervision in each process of distributing aid. This is done to find out the extent to which the assistance provided by the government is able to touch people in need.
"We do not want the good intentions of the government by increasing this budget to cause problems, for example not on target or there are deviations which later become legal problems and become a security problem," said Tito.