The Jakarta Post
Representatives of several government institutions held a meeting on Wednesday to carry out final evaluations for the candidates of several high-ranking positions in the Finance Ministry, including for the people nominated for the position of director general of taxation.
Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Asman Abnur said the ministry had three vacant positions – the director general of taxation, head of an agency and an expert of staff.
“The ministry nominates three candidates for each position,” Asman said at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta before attending the meeting.Read also: Jokowi appoints Robert Pakpahan as new tax chief
The director general of taxation is the highest profile position among the three.
A source at the Presidential Palace said President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had agreed to nominate the ministry's financing and risk management director genera, Robert Pakpahan, to fill the position, which was currently held by Ken Dwijugiasteadi, who would soon retire from being a civil servant.
However, the President had not yet officially confirmed the nomination.
Two other candidates for the tax boss position are the Directorate General of Taxation’s expert of staff for taxation regulation and law enforcement, Awan Nurmawan Nuh, and the ministry’s expert of staff for tax compliance, Suryo Utomo.
Asman said if none of the candidates were selected, the Finance Ministry would have to appoint an acting director general of taxation. "The new official will be [in office] soon after the final evaluation but if no one is appointed, the ministry must appoint an acting official," he said. (bbn)