Govt Revises Retirement Insurance Rule

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  • Petugas melayani warga di Kantor Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Sosial (BPJS) Ketenagakerjaan Sulsel, 1 Juli 2015. BPJS  akhirnya secara resmi beroperasi penuh mulai 1 Juli 2015, yang ditandai dengan tambahan program Jaminan Pensiun. TEMPO/Hariandi Hafid

    Petugas melayani warga di Kantor Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Sosial (BPJS) Ketenagakerjaan Sulsel, 1 Juli 2015. BPJS akhirnya secara resmi beroperasi penuh mulai 1 Juli 2015, yang ditandai dengan tambahan program Jaminan Pensiun. TEMPO/Hariandi Hafid

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta The government is targeting to finalize the Government Regulation (PP) No.46/2015 on Pension Insurance over the next month.

    Abdul Cholik, spokesmean of the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) said a revision was decided upon President Widodo had summoned Labor Minister Hanif Dhakiri and BPJS Ketenagakerjaan Elvyn G Masassya last week to address the issue.

    The rule had reaped public protests, particularly article 37 that stipulates workers can only withdraw their retirement fund after ten years and/or if they are 56 years old or older.

    Minister Hanif Dhakiri said the rule is better that the previous one. "If [workers] get fired or resign, they will be exempted from the 10-year rule. 

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