The Jakarta Post
Taking cues from his predecessors, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has decided to reduce working hours for the city’s civil servants during Ramadhan to help Muslims reach home earlier than usual, a policy that has been criticized for its negative impact on public services.
Civil servants are set to work from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays and to 2:30 p.m. on Friday during Ramadhan. They will get a 1-hour break on Fridays and 30 minutes on the other days.
Normally, they work from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.
Public teachers and other civil servants whose jobs require them to stand by for 24 hours, are excluded from the privilege stated in Gubernatorial Decree No. 801/2018, issued on April 27.
Anies stated that similar regulations had been implemented in the capital since 2016.
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