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Jakarta Post

With budget cap set, City Council, administration look to speed up 2020 budget deliberations

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, December 2, 2019   /  09:18 am
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Members of Indonesian People's Struggle Union (SPRI) protest in front of the City Council building in Central Jakarta on Nov. 13. They demanded the City Council and the Jakarta administration to focus on people's interests in the deliberation of 2020 city budget following reports of irregular budget allocations. (JP/Syelanita)

The Jakarta administration and the City Council have agreed to set next year’s city budget at Rp 87.9 trillion (US$ 6.25 billion), and will speed up deliberations to endorse the budget before year-end after failing to meet the deadline set by the Home Ministry. The budge priorities and ceiling (KUA-PPAS) for next year was increased by 1.2 percent from this year’s revised budget of Rp 86.89 trillion. The administration initially proposed a KUA-PPAS of Rp 95 trillion in July to the council. However, deliberations were delayed following the inauguration of new councilors for the 2019 to 2024 term. The administration proposed a new budget ceiling of Rp 89 trillion in the first budget deliberation meeting in October when the city faced a potential budget deficit. The city was facing a budget deficit because Rp 6.39 trillion in profit-sharing funds h...