PT Pos files petition for judicial review of postal law

PT Pos files petition for judicial review of postal law

Illustration - Workers sort items to be sent via PT Pos Indonesia in Bandung, West Java ANTARA FOTO/Raisan Al Farisi/hp.

Privately run postal service providers are exempt from the obligation. Hence, the applicant, as state postal service provider, cannot optimally provide services.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - State-owned postal firm PT Pos Indonesia has filed a petition to the Constitutional Court for a judicial review of the postal law that it averred had eliminated its exclusive right as a state post.

The company, along with individual postal service user, identified as Harry Setya Putra, proposed a judicial review of article 1 point 2, article 15, article 51, and article 1 point 8, article 27 paragraph (2), article 29 paragraph (2), article 30, and article 46 of the law, according to the Constitutional Court's website on Friday.

In the petition, PT Pos Indonesia accused lawmakers of liberalizing the postal business as was apparent from a spike in the number of privately run postal and delivery service providers.

The law has offered free access to the presence of postal service providers, thereby making it difficult for PT Pos Indonesia to compete with them, according to the company.

PT Pos Indonesia opined that it is no different from privately run postal service providers. However, it is still obligated to offer universal postal services to all parts of the country under a public service obligation scheme.

"Privately run postal service providers are exempt from the obligation. Hence, the applicant, as state postal service provider, cannot optimally provide services," the applicant stated.

The applicant urged the Constitutional Court to declare the law contradictory to the 1945 Constitution and having no binding legal force.

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