Thursday, 27 February 2020

Jakarta Ombudsman Notes Gaps in Anies's Policy on Flat Management

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  • Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and Mer-C chief Sarbini Abdul Murad at the city hall, Jakarta, Feb. 22, 2019. TEMPO/Hilman Fathurrahman W

    Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and Mer-C chief Sarbini Abdul Murad at the city hall, Jakarta, Feb. 22, 2019. TEMPO/Hilman Fathurrahman W

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Head of Ombudsman Jakarta Teguh Nugroho assessed that the Gubernatorial Decree (Pergub) No. 132/2018 on the management of apartment has several shortcomings. Teguh mentioned that the policy ratified by Governor Anies Baswedan did not stipulate management of the public and social facility in an apartment.

    “Regulation on the management of public and social facility must be noted in Pergub,” said Teguh Thursday, Feb. 28, in Cikini, Central Jakarta.

    He suggested Anies adopt Home Affairs Ministerial Decree No. 9 of 2009 on the submission procedure of infrastructure, facilities and utilities for housing and regional settlements as a basis to draft the decree.

    The policy stipulates that house or settlement developers should hand over the management of public and social facilities, such as roads, parks, meeting halls, parking spaces, and waste, to the government within a year.

    Pergub No. 132/2018, he added, did not rule the water and electricity cost charged for residents. According to Teguh, many apartment management fixed the tariff higher than the normal rate set by state electricity firm PLN.

    “If they use electricity token system, the token is more expensive than PLN’s token. And if they use basic tariff, the number is also higher than that of PLN,” Teguh noted.

    However, Teguh appreciated the issuance of Anies Baswedan’s Pergub No. 132/2018 as an effort to prevent fraud made by developers. “With this regulation, a person having one apartment unit and a person having hundreds unit will have the same right,” Teguh concluded.

    M YUSUF MANURUNG