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Indonesia requires ministers, officials to report new regulations

  • Stefani Ribka

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 7, 2017   /   12:14 pm
Indonesia requires ministers, officials to report new regulations President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (Antara/Rosa Panggabean)

In a bid to avoid overlapping regulations, a presidential instruction (Inpres) has been issued that requires ministers, high-ranking officials and heads of non-ministerial institutions to report any new regulations they want to issue to the relevant coordinating minister's office and/or the President .

Ministries, the Cabinet Secretariat, non-ministerial government institutions, the Indonesian Military (TNI), the Attorney General's Office and the police are also required to carry out impact analysis and public consultation before drafting regulations to avoid public dispute.

The requirement became effective on Nov. 1, when Inpres No. 7/2017 on the supervision and monitoring of policy implementation in ministries and non-ministerial institutions was issued.

Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) head Thomas Lembong said the Inpres was issued because ministries and other institutions had failed to coordinate with each other when they issued regulations.

“How many regulations have been issued that coordinating ministries aren’t aware of?” he said Monday.

Businesspeople have complained that overlapping regulations often lead to confusion. (bbn)