Short memo: In Indonesia, APEKSI Provides Strategic Input into the Planned Law on State Civil Apparatuses

Short memo: In Indonesia, APEKSI Provides Strategic Input into the Planned Law on State Civil Apparatuses
14/01/2013

Indonesia

In an important step for local governance in Indonesia, the House of Representatives of Indonesia is currently discussing the draft for the Law on State Civil Apparatuses (ASN) to replace the current Law on Civil Service. APEKSI, one of Indonesia’s local government associations (LGAs) and a vital member of the DELGOSEA network, has been asked to provide strategic input on several key points in the draft.

As reported by Sri Indah Nastiti from APEKSI, the LGA formulated APEKSI’s recommendations on the draft of the law with the help of a law expert, Dr. Inosentius Samsul. This recommendation, strongly suggesting that the approval of the law should not be rushed, but should ensure that the aspirations of various stakeholders are being taken into account, was delivered to various ministries involved in the decision-making process. These included the Coordinating Ministry of Politic, Law and Security, the Ministry of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucracy Reform and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

To further ensure APEKSI’s role in the process of improving the laws for local governance in Indonesia, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on 14 December 2012 between APEKSI and the Local Representative Council (DPD) aiming for the institutional strengthening of the policy-making process. Thereby, APEKSI expressed its readiness to continue to provide strategic input into policy-making processes.

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Passing the Baton to the LGAs

National Workshop in Indonesia – Refining Policy Recommendations

APEKSI, Association of Indonesian Municipalities, Indonesia