Govt Mulls Decentralization in Drafting of Job Creation Bill



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaSecretary of the Coordinating Ministry for Economy Susiwijono asserted that his side considered the principles of decentralization and regional autonomy in drafting an omnibus law on job creation. This, he added, is in line with the mandate of Article 18, 18A, and 18B of the Constitutional Law 1945 on regional administration.

    “The job creation bill was drafted based on the spirit of decentralization. We want to regulate that every licensing service provided by ministries, state institutions, and regional administrations across Indonesia must be per the service standards that we have set," Susiwijono said in a written statement on Monday, February 17.

    As reported earlier, Coordinating Minister for Economy Airlangga Hartarto had submitted the drafts of the bill to the House of Representatives (DPR) speaker Puan Maharani on Wednesday, February 12.

    After the submission, Susiwijono went on, the central government will immediately issue a Government Regulation (PP) on the implementation of the bill, in which noting the norms, standards, procedures, and criteria (NSPK) or the national standards of the services of business permit issuance.

    "So in principle, the authority to issue licenses is under the central and regional governments, the implementation of which will be based on the NSPK determined by the President," he added.

    Susiwijono further reiterated that the concept of the omnibus law on job creation was related to the electronic-based integrated system for business licensing or known as Online Single Submission (OSS) so as to adapt the current digital era.

    “[The business licensing service] is available anywhere and anytime, 24/7,” he remarked, adding that the system was as recommended by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in a bid to prevent corruption.