Palembang, S Sumatra (ANTARA) - Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reforms Syafruddin (PAN-RB) has outlined the working hours for the State Civil Apparatus (ASN) during Ramadan.

In the PAN-RB Minister's Circular in 2019, the working hours of civil servants were reduced during Ramadan, according to a written statement from the South Sumatra Communication and Information Agency in Palembang on Friday.

For government agencies applying a five-day work schedule, the working hours during Ramadan will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Monday-Thursday, with breaks from 12 to 2.30 p.m. local time.

The working hours for ASN on Friday are from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and a break between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. local time.

Government agencies working six days a week will be operating from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time, from Monday to Thursday and Saturday, with a 30-minute break from 12 local time.

Working hours on Friday are from eight in the morning to 2:30 WIB in the afternoon, with breaks between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. local time.

A circular letter bearing the sign of PAN-RB minister elucidates the number of working hours of at least 32.5 hours to be in effect for central and regional government agencies operating five or six days a week during Ramadan.

Conditions for further application of working hours in Ramadan are regulated by the head of the central government office and their respective regions by taking into account the local situation and conditions.

The circular was directed to the ministers of the Working Cabinet, cabinet secretary, head of the State Intelligence Agency, head of the National Police of Indonesia, attorney general of the Republic of Indonesia, and commander of the Indonesian Armed Forces.

Moreover, the circular was pertinent to heads of non-ministerial government institutions, secretarial leaders of state and non-structural institutions, leaders of Public Broadcasting Institutions, governors, district head, and mayors. Related news: RI embassy in KL repatriates 79 Indonesian citizens ahead of Ramadan

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Translator: Eliswan Azly
Editor: Azizah Fitriyanti
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