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Jakarta Post

Councilors not much ado about nixed overseas trip quota, says won't loosen city's belt

  • Budi Sutrisno and Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 5, 2019   /  03:02 pm
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Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (left)( Nada Nailufar)

Amid the City Legislative Council's efforts to keep next year's budget trim as part of its efficiency drive, Governor Anies Baswedan has issued a regulation that amends the fixed quota for official overseas trips with a needs-based criteria. Aside from amending the article on the number of delegates for official overseas trips, the new regulation drops articles on short courses and training workshops for professional development. The previous gubernatorial regulation capped the quota for official overseas trips at five city employees, but Anies' new regulation – which took immediate effect as soon as he signed it on Nov. 11 – allows the maximum number of delegates to be determined on a case-by-case basis. Gubernatorial Regulation No. 123/2019 stipulates tha...