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Jakarta Post

City administration shortens working hours

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 16 2018   /  01:40 am

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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