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Twenty-nine state bodies to be dissolved in 2021

  • Galih Gumelar

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 25 2020   /  01:00 am
Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Tjahjo Kumolo waves as he arrives at the Presidential Palace on Oct. 22, 2019.(JP/Donny Fernando)

The administration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo plans to dissolve a total of 29 state agencies in the coming year as it continues its debureaucratization efforts launched in mid-2020. Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Tjahjo Kumolo said that the government would this year disband 10 agencies founded by either a presidential regulation (Perpres) or a presidential decree (Keppres). The 19 other agencies destined for the chopping block were established by laws and as such, could be disbanded only by the House of Representatives through an amendment to the relevant legislation. Tjahjo said he expected the dissolution of these agencies to be completed next year. “We have drafted a Perpres to dissolve 10 of them and we’ll just have to announce [which ones] later this year. Meanwhile, we also need to cooperate with lawmakers to disband another...