Disgraced traffic cops win awards from VP
The Police's mobile service for driver licenses' issuance. (tmcmetro.com)
The National Police’s Traffic Directorate has won three Open Government Indonesia (OGI) awards for its public services amid a high-profile corruption allegation within the corps, which has triggered a heated standoff between the police and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
The National Traffic Management Center (NTMC) won an award for the most progressive service category, while the Driving License Administration Unit won two awards for the most progressive service and the most preferred service categories.
“In this kind of atmosphere, we should give sincere appreciation to the police force. They have made efforts to improve public services. Indeed the police need improvements in other aspects,” Vice President Boediono during the award ceremony.
The OGI was contested for the first time this year and was initiated by the Presidential Working Unit for Supervision and Management of Development (UKP4).
The 2012 OGI competition involved 62 public service units run by 24 state bodies.
The UKP4 hired juries to score the participants in the “Most Progressive Service” category while the scoring on the “Most Preferred Service” category was based on the public votes on the organizer’s website www.kompetisiog.com.
The Trade Ministry, the Education and Culture Ministry, the National Food and Drug Agency (Badan POM), and the National Land Agency (BPN) also won the most progressive service category.
The Indonesian National Archives (ANRI), National Narcotics Agency (BNN), the Indonesian Nuclear Power Control Body (Bapeten) and the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) won the most preferred service category. (lfr)