The nominal increase was in line with the central government's law for which on October 15, 2019, then Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri issued a circular to governors of all provinces on inflation and gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 2019, he stressed.
As per Point No. 9, Indonesia's inflation until September, 2019, was 3.39 percent, while the GDP was 5.12 percent. And these numbers were the basis for the UMP's nominal increase.
According to the Government Regulation Number 78 of 2015 Article 44 Paragraph 1 and 2 concerning the remuneration, the UMP's increase took into account the formula of national inflation and GDP growth. (INE)
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