House Pushes for Pension Insurance Law Revision

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    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The House of Representatives (DPR) seeks to push for the revision of Government Regulation (PP) No.46/2015 on Pension Insurance (JHT) rule through the issuance of a Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu).

    Rieke Diah Pitaloka, member of the DPR's employment committee, said the Law on National Social Security System (SJSN) does not stipulate benefits for dismissed workers.

    Muji Handaya, the Labor Ministry's director general of labor inspection, said the revision should be completed by the end of this month. He said there will not be many changes for the finalized bill; only additional clauses that will allow disbursement for resigned and/or fired workers.

    "There is increased amount the disbursement, which would be 30 percent of the JHT balance," he said.

    The PP No.46/2015 on Pension Insurance reaped protests soon after it was passed in early July, as it stipulates that workers can only withdraw 10 percent the fund after 10 years of membership. It also regulates that full withdrawal is only available after the worker is 56 years old. Another option is to disburse 30 percent, but only for home purchase down payment.

    A public outcry surfaced, asking for a full disbursement for workers that got fired or decided to resign.

    Following public protests and pressure from the House of Representatives (DPR), President Joko Widodo then ordered Labor Minister Hanif Dhakiri and BPJS Ketenagakerjaan president director Elvyn G. Masassya to revise the rule.

    AYU PRIMA SANDI | GUSTIDHA BUDIARTIE