"The new Presidential Decree aims to ensure that the Pre-Employment Card Program hits the set target and is utilized accordingly in a complementary manner, especially from aspects of the governance and accountability," Secretary of the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs for Economy Susiwijono stated in Jakarta, Monday.
Susiwijono expounded that the government is following the recommendations, inputs, and improvements from institutions, such as the anti-graft body (KPK), National Public Procurement Agency (LKPP), and the people joining the program.
Susiwijono opined that the pre-employment card is becoming increasingly relevant at a time when the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has widely impacted the domestic labor sector.
According to Presidential Decree Number 76, Pre-Employment cards are set to be handed out to job seekers, workers, or labor force that had been laid off or workers in need of boosting their skills.
The improvement in work competency encompasses laid off and non-wage workers, including micro and small businesspersons, who are expected to enhance their skills and encourage the creation of new entrepreneurs.
The program’s participants are also mandated to abide by certain regulations, including being Indonesian citizens, a minimum age of 18 years, and not currently receiving formal education.
Susiwijono expounded that Presidential Regulation 76 of 2020 is also more strictly regulated by parties that cannot receive benefits, specifically state officials, leaders and members of the regional parliament, State Civil Apparatus (ASN), and National Military and Police Force as well as municipal heads and officials in addition to directors, commissioners, and supervisory boards of state- and provincial-owned enterprises.
For the program’s supervision, six ministries and institutions to be added to the Job Creation Committee are the minister of state secretary, cabinet secretary, attorney general, chief of police, head of BPKP, and head of LKPP.
The fourth batch of the program will open in late July, with a host of improved and accountable adjustments.
"We hope to be able to run the next batch soon, with new regulatory tools, that is expected to be far better in terms of governance and accountability," Susiwijono added. Related news: Pre-Employment Card Program officially logs 680 thousand enrollments
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