BANDUNG CITY- The Provincial Government (Pemdaprov) of West Java continues to 'shoot' towards the digital province. All the affairs of the West Java bureaucracy will be made digital, so that monitoring from upstream to downstream can be easier because it is transparent. That way the potential for corruption in the bureaucratic environment can be minimized and even eliminated.
This was conveyed by West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil while attending the Coordination Meeting Regarding the Implementation of Central and Regional Tax Integration in West Java Province, at the Papandayan Gedung Sate Meeting Room, Bandung, Tuesday (06/18/19).
"Today's meeting with the KPK, presidential staff, financial representatives and director general of taxes. Because there is direction from the President to maximize eradication of corruption, especially in the field of tax revenue," the Governor said.
According to Emil, there are three benefits of digital technology in the realm of bureaucracy. First the control function, such as e-budgeting. The second becomes an observation tool as a supporter when making decisions. Third, guaranteeing connections between the government and citizens, so that participatory democracy through digital communication can take place.
Technology, continued Emil, calls the Governor, allowing databases to be accessed quickly and easily, so as to prevent corruption. Then digitalization must be able to touch all lines. Emil is determined to continue reforming the bureaucracy in West Java.
"We give the most expensive thing from us, which is political will. I am very committed to reform," he said.
While efforts to prevent corruption themselves, are mandated by Presidential Regulation No. 54 of 2018 concerning the National Strategy for Prevention of Corruption. The Perpres issued by the Indonesian President Joko Widodo is the new ammunition to eradicate corruption in Indonesia.
According to Emil, the Perpres is a complete tool for monitoring governance in the field of corruption prevention, both in ministries, institutions, including local governments. (*)