Commissioner is indicated as having the Most Dual Positions, BUMN Open Votes

Jakarta, IDN Times – The Indonesian Ombudsman reported that the commissioners were indicated to have concurrent positions in State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) originating from ministries reaching 254 or 64 percent. Meanwhile, 112 (28 percent) commissioners from non-ministerial institutions and 31 (8 percent) academics. The data was obtained by the Indonesian Ombudsman from the Ministry of SOEs in 2019.

“Mostly from the Ministry of SOEs, there are 55 officials,” explained Indonesian Ombudsman Member Alamsyah Saragih in a virtual press conference on Sunday (28/6).

1. The Ministry of Finance is the most highlighted by the Ombudsman

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Alamsyah continued, the Ministry of Finance ranks first with 42 officials indicated dual positions. Followed by the Ministry of PUPR 17 people, the Ministry of Transportation 17 people, the Ministry of State Secretariat 16 people, the Coordinating Ministry 13 people, the Ministry of Industry 9 people, the Ministry of Trade 9 people, the Ministry of PPN 8 people, and other ministries as many as 68 people.

Of all the ministries, Alamsyah highlighted the Ministry of Finance. Because the Ministry of Finance has the highest remuneration budget compared to other ministries.

“The Ministry of Finance has the highest remuneration in Indonesia, but many officials have doubled positions and income. We at the Ombudsman are starting to doubt whether this high remuneration is important or not for ASN if this is the way to do it. There is no desire to succumb to single salary, but still double the income. This will be a record of the portion of these ministries, “he said.

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2. Commissioners from non-ministerial agencies indicated with a dual position registered 112 people

Commissioner is indicated as having the Most Dual Positions, BUMN Open Votes BUMN Building. IDN Times / Indiana Malia

Meanwhile, BUMN commissioners from non-ministerial agencies indicated with multiple positions recorded 112 people. These include TNI 27, Polri 13, Attorney 12, local government 11, State Intelligence Agency (BIN) 10, Financial and Development Supervisory Agency (BPKP) 10, Presidential Staff Office (KSP) six, Finance Inspection Board (BPK) four, and other institutions 19.

Not only that, the BUMN commissioners who were indicated in concurrent positions also came from university academics. Among them are Universitas Indonesia nine, UGM five, Hasanudin University two, Padjadjaran University two, ITS two, and other universities 11.

“This is our common face. Even universities can get a portion to sit on the chair of BUMN commissioners. I don’t know what the considerations are yet, surely the team that conducts the selection has its own considerations,” said Alamsyah.

3. A total of 167 BUMN commissioners are indicated to have double positions in SOE subsidiaries

Commissioner is indicated as having the Most Dual Positions, BUMN Open Votes SOE Minister Erick Thohir (TV Parliament DPRD Screenshot)

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Then, there were 167 BUMN commissioners listed as having multiple positions in SOE subsidiaries. Six ministries dominate 54 percent of commissioners, some of them are inactive.

Among them are the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (15 percent), the Ministry of SOEs (15 percent), the Ministry of Transportation (8 percent), the TNI / Polri (7 percent), Higher Education (7 percent), KLHK (4 percent), the Ministry of Agriculture (4 percent), the Ministry of Finance (4 percent), the Ministry of PUPR (4 percent), the Ministry of Health (3 percent), and others (23 percent).

“We have discussed all of the data with the Ministry of SOEs. We have discussed and formulated repairs we will also do with them. That is the way the Ombudsman works. Concern we are repairing the system, “Alamsyah said.

4. The position of the commissioner of a state company filled with a figure from a ministry or institution is considered normal

Commissioner is indicated as having the Most Dual Positions, BUMN Open Votes IDN Times / Auriga Agustina

While responding to the issue raised by the Ombudsman, Special Staff of the Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) Arya Sinulingga said that the position of commissioner of a state company filled with figures from ministries or institutions was natural.

“We know that SOEs are owned by the government. The government as shareholders must place their representatives in the position of commissioners in SOEs, so it is natural to take them from technical ministries that do understand technical problems in the company,” Arya said as reported by Antara on Sunday.

According to Arya, the government as a BUMN shareholder has the right to place its people in order to oversee the company’s performance. “So it is very natural that from ministries or institutions that also occupy the position of commissioner, which represents the interests of shareholders from the government.”

“That is common logic, everywhere also there must be a representation, if not who represents the government in the company owned by the government if it is not from the government element,” said Arya.

The prohibition of concurrent positions for civil servants, according to Arya, is a prohibition on holding one structural position with other structural positions and / or with functional positions and in ministries or institutions not in BUMN, as well as prohibitions on becoming members and / or administrators of political parties.

“In accordance with regulations, the Board of Commissioners or the Board of Trustees and Directors are not included in the positions that fall within the criteria for structural positions, and / or functional positions of Civil Servants,” he explained.

Regarding aspects of the conflict of interest of the board of commissioners, said Arya, this is what can harm BUMN. However, if the difference does not cause losses to SOEs, then it is not a conflict of interest.

Arya also answered about the existence of double income. According to him, the income received by the commissioners is in the form of honorarium and not salary.

“If there is an ASN assigned to certain tasks, then there is an additional honorarium for these officials,” he said.

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