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Govt seeks to close preemployment card loopholes

  • Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 14 2020   /  01:00 am
A man looks for information about preemployment card registration in Jakarta in this April 20, 2020 photo.(Antara/Aditya Pradana Putra)

The government on Wednesday issued a new regulation for its flagship incentivized training program to close loopholes in the previous regulation that prompted public criticism of systemic irregularities and conflicts of interest. The newly issued Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 76/2020 on the preemployment card allows the program management to demand that ineligible participants return the financial assistance (incentives) in full within 60 days. The management may also file criminal charges against ineligible participants that used falsified personal data in applying to the program. The regulation clearly stipulates that the program is eligible to laid-off workers, furloughed employees and micro and small business owners. It also regulates the conditions for the program's offline training courses. It further clarifies that the a...