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Jakarta Post

Jakarta councilors to discuss bylaw on allowance increase

  • Fachrul Sidiq

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 11, 2017   /   11:01 am
Jakarta councilors to discuss bylaw on allowance increase All ready: Jakarta Legislative Council leaders attend a plenary hearing in Jakarta on May 31. ( Carina)

Jakarta Legislative Council members will continue to discuss a bylaw on financial rights and the authority of city councilors, which stipulates, among others things, increases to their allowances, even though this is not included in the 2017 Jakarta legislation program (Prolegda).

Jakarta Council Deputy Speaker Merry Hotma said the deliberation was urgent and needed to be immediately addressed.

Merry said she based her argumentation on Bylaw No. 10/2013 on bylaw issuance, which allows council members to discuss the deliberation of a certain regulation if it is deemed urgent.

The bylaw the council aims to discuss is the implementation of Government Regulation (PP) No.18/2017 on financial authority and the administration of regional council leaders and members.

Under PP No. 18, each local administration is allowed to implement financial-related policies by establishing a bylaw.

Merry said the time allocated to create the bylaw was only three months from the issuance of PP No.18 in June.

"The deliberation [of the bylaw] is urgent and important. PP No.18 only permits three months for its deliberation,” she said. (ebf)