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Jakarta Post

Religious teachers in Jakarta to receive additional salary

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 5, 2018   /   08:05 am
Religious teachers in Jakarta to receive additional salary Pesantren students listen attentively to a teacher who teaches them how to read the Quran. Islam in Indonesia is peaceful and appreciates diversity and pluralism. (-/-)

The Jakarta administration has issued a regulation that will allow religious teachers to receive an additional monthly salary of Rp 1 million (US$67). 

The new regulation is stipulated under Gubernatorial Regulation No. 84/2018, and it applies to all teachers with civil servant status that teach at all levels, from kindergarten to senior high school.

Jakarta Education Agency head Bowo Irianto said the money would come from the city’s grant fund. 

The regulation was signed by Governor Anies Baswedan on Aug. 15 and was passed into law on Aug. 24. However, Bowo said the additional salaries had been given since January through the Indonesian Teachers Union (PGRI). The grants, he added, had also been channeled to contract teachers at private schools. 

“It has been disbursed for five months from January to May before the Idul Fitri holiday,” Bowo said as quoted by on Tuesday.  

There are 3,023 religious teachers in Jakarta entitled to receiving the grant. The teachers have to have been active for at least two years to be able to receive the grants. They are also required to undergo a selection process held by the Religious Affairs Ministry. 

The additional salary will be cut Rp 25,000 per day of absence, while teachers who are absent for a month will be exempt from receiving it during the corresponding period. (fac)