Jakarta (ANTARA) - Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo emphasized that his ministry's state civil apparatus (ASN) skipping first day of office will be slapped sanctions in the form of cuts in performance benefits and three-day suspension.

"Those employees failing to return to work without justifiable reasons have received written warning sanctions from the secretary general, cuts in performance allowances, and a three-day suspension," Kumolo noted in a statement to reporters here on Monday.

The head of the National Border Management Agency (BNPP) stated that this procedure was also applicable to BNPP's employees..

Kumolo remarked that the sanctions were imposed to improve discipline at work of employees, especially within the Ministry of Home Affairs and BNPP, to ensure continued adherence to existent rules.

On May 27, 2019, State Administrative Reforms Minister Syafruddin had issued letter no. B / 26 / M.SM.00.01 / 2019 concerning Report on the Results of Monitoring the Presence of State Apparatus after Leave Together with Eid Al-Fitr 1440 H.

The letter was addressed to the Staffing Officers (PPK) at central and regional government institutions.

In the letter, the State Administrative Reforms Ministry has encouraged PPK and Authorized Officials (Pyb) across government agencies to monitor the presence of employees after the Joint Leave of Eid al-Fitr 1440 H, which is Monday, June 10, 2019.

The ASN Attendance Monitoring Report is input through the application http://sidina.menpan.go.id.

Those ASN failing to report to work without valid reasons on Monday, June 10, 2019, will face disciplinary sanctions for violating Article 3 Number 17 of Government Regulation Number 53 of 2010 concerning Discipline of Civil Servants.

Matters related to the imposition of disciplinary sanctions on ASN can be reported to the State Administrative Reforms Minister and sent to the Head of the National Civil Service Agency (BKN) no later than July 10, 2019.

Translator: Eliswan Azly
Editor: Bambang Purwanto
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