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Indonesia begins restructuring of 430,000 civil servant jobs

  • Ghina Ghaliya
    Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, November 20, 2019   /  03:53 pm
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Illustration photo of people taking an entrance test to become civil servants.(tribunnews.com/-)

The government has begun an assessment of middle and lower job positions at state institutions in the first nationwide move to streamline the bureaucracy in the country that may put hundreds of thousands of civil servants at risk of losing some of their income. Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Tjahjo Kumolo issued an instruction letter on Monday that orders government institutions to assess, map out and suggest ways to simplify roles for civil servants of the levels categorized as echelon III, IV and V. The new bureaucratic redesign involves the elimination of a number of positions at those levels and the redirection of about 430,000 civil servants into functional jobs that are considered more effective and efficient in public service delivery. The instruction, aimed at realizing one of the major goals of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s second t...