The Jakarta Post
The Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister has requested the House of Representatives budget committee to allocate it additional funds in the 2019 state budget to implement the Online Single Submission (OSS) system.
Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution said in a preliminary meeting discussing the 2019 state budget with lawmakers on Thursday that additional funds of Rp 53.33 billion (US$3.84 million) were required to develop the OSS and to continue business licensing reform.
In total, the office proposed a Rp 482.68 billion allocation, above the indicative ceiling of Rp 414.16 billion, because it needed Rp 15.17 billion more for personnel payment expenditure.
The office is set to take over operations of the OSS from the Coordinating Investment Board as the latter needs six months to set up its human resources, said Darmin.
“The operation [of the OSS] would be run from the Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister, but technically it would be run by people from the Indonesia National Single Window,” the minister said.
Darmin said the additional funds for the OSS would be used to lease information technology equipment from third-party suppliers to run the system.
“We have to lease the IT equipment [from the third-party suppliers], it will be more expensive if we have to purchase it,” said Darmin in Jakarta on Thursday.
Initially, the government planned to launch the OSS service, which aimed at boosting investment, in May, but it had to postpone the plan as the system was not yet ready. (bbn)