No pension for dismissed Jakarta officials

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta

Jakarta, posted: Fri, September 7, 2018 | 02:59 pm

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (right) inaugurates new city mayors and echelon II officials at City Hall on July 5. (kompas.com/Jessi Carina)

Several former civil servants, who were dismissed by Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, have yet to receive their pension money, more than two months after their dismissal.

State Civilian Bureaucracy Commission (KASN) head Sofian Effendi said the former civil servants told the commission that state-owned pension insurance company PT Taspen did not disburse the money because they were not yet 60 years old, the age of retirement for echelon II officials.

"They were dismissed before they turned 60, therefore Taspen refused to give them their pensions. They don't receive salaries or allowances anymore and they can't get their pensions," Sofian said on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.

Sofian added that the city administration failed to meet the deadline to adhere to the recommendations suggested by the commission regarding the dismissal of the civil servants.

On July 27, Sofian delivered a letter to the Jakarta administration urging it to reinstate 16 civil servants on the grounds that Anies had violated procedures and regulations during the dismissal process.

If the positions have been filled, Sofian said, the administration could place the dismissed officials in other positions, which were on the same level as their previous jobs.  

The recommendations should be adhered to within 30 days. However, as of early September, Anies had yet to reinstate all dismissed officials, Sofian said.

Sofian added that the commission would try to settle the conflict between the Jakarta administration and the dismissed officials next week. 

After that, the commission would report the case to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. (cal)

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