TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had reportedly signed Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 56/2020 on the third amendment of Perpres No. 17/2012 concerning the president’s special envoy, president’s special staffs, and vice president’s special staffs.
Based on the copy of the regulation received by Tempo, the adjustment of the Perpres included Article 36, noting that Vice President Ma'ruf Amin is allowed to hire ten special staffs.
The special staffs are assigned to perform tasks except those covered by ministerial organizations and other state institutions given by the vice president in order to supervise tasks handled by the vice president’s secretariat structures.
Each special staff, as stipulated in the policy Article 45, is also permitted to be backed by two assistants at maximum. The assistants also include the vice president’s personal secretary.
Meanwhile, the personal secretary who receives direct orders from the vice president can have five supporting assistants.
The policy that was inked by President Jokowi on April 6 also added a new article of 45A, saying that the assistant’s position is equal to echelon IIa, while the supporting assistant’s position is similar to echelon IIIa. The position can be filled by the state apparatus (ASN) or the general public.