Study Analysis the Act of the State Civil Apparatus (ASN), Toward Bureaucratic Trimming

Chazali H. Situmorang

Jokowi emphasizes five strategic programs. The programs are not something new and have been introduced on several occasions, including to the Cabinet recently. One of them is “Bureaucratic Trimming” that has to be done massively. Investments to create employment opportunities have to be prioritized. Excessively lengthy procedures must be shortened. How? Bureaucracy must be trimmed. Echelon formation must be simplified. Echelon I, Echelon II, Echelon III, Echelon IV, isn’t that too much? It should be simplified to just two levels, and substituted by functional positions that appreciate the skill and competence.” What would be the detailed plan, and what would be the more specific and measured technical activities, depends on how the National Development Planning Agency or Bappenas will formulate them. For five years of strategic planning, the media is RPJMN 2020-2024, which then broken down to annual planning in The Annual Work Plan or Rencana Kerja Tahunan (RKT), formulated through the trilateral meeting between Bappenas, Ministry of Finance, and related Ministries/Sector. The Government’s tool is bureaucracy so that every bureaucrat is driven to have high competency as directors, controllers, and service providers along with other stakeholders.

Volume 12 | Issue 2

Pages: 3026-3036

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I2/S20201420