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Jakarta to document post-Idul Fitri newcomers

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 11, 2019   /   04:24 pm
Jakarta to document post-Idul Fitri newcomers Motorists line up at the Cikampek Utama toll gate in West Java on June 7 as they return to Jakarta after the Idul Fitri holiday. (Antara/Rivan Awal Lingga)

The Jakarta administration will grant undocumented newcomers civil registration documents during a post-Idul Fitri survey, dubbed the civil training service, starting Friday.

"We will survey them from June 14 to 25, after the [newcomers] have settled in," Jakarta Population and Civil Registry Agency head Dhany Sukma said on Monday, kompas.com reported.

He said that initial surveys would be done by neighborhood unit (RT) and community unit (RW) officials and Dasawisma social program members, who will go door to door and then report how many people had settled in.

"The survey will enlist RT and RW officials for the survey, so it will be identified which spots or areas have a lot of newcomers," Dhany said.

He said that each municipality's population and civil registry agency would map the areas that had a lot of newcomers and then open civil registry service booths in those areas.

"Not only will we prioritize nonpermanent residents, but also Jakartans that do not have civil registry documents yet," Dhany said.

He said that the program would not be different from previous years, as it had been done regularly after the Idul Fitri holiday.

Previously the program was called Operasi Yustisi, known as a raid against newcomers, especially those without identity cards. 

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan changed the approach and dubbed it the civil training service. (ami)