President dissolves 10 non-ministerial state institutions

President dissolves 10 non-ministerial state institutions

President Joko Widodo. ANTARA/HO-Presidential Secretariat Press Bureau/am.

Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) issued Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 12 of 2020 on the dissolution of 10 non-ministerial state institutions.

The 10 institutions are the National Research Council, the Food Security Council, the Surabaya-Madura Regional Development Agency, the National Sports Accreditation and Standardization Agency, the Indonesian Hajj Supervisory Commission, the National Economy and Industry Committee, Telecommunications Advisory Council, National Commission for the Elderly, Indonesian Professional Sports Agency and the Indonesian Telecommunications Regulator.

After their dissolution, the functions of the 10 institutions will be transferred to the relevant ministries, according to a copy of the document published in the official website of the State Secretary.

First, the National Research Council, established in 2005, would be transferred to the Ministry of Research and Technology/National Agency for Research and Innovation.

Second, the Food Security Council set up in 2006 would be transferred to the Ministry of Agriculture.

Third, the Surabaya-Madura Regional Development Agency, established in 2008, would be transferred to the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing and the Ministry of Transport in accordance with their respective attributions and functions.

Fourth, the National Sports Standardization and Accreditation Body, established in 2014, was transferred to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Fifth, the Indonesian Hajj Supervisory Commission, established in 2014, would be transferred to Religious Affairs Ministry.

The National Economy and Industry Committee, established in 2016, would be transferred to the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, and the Telecommunications Advisory Council (1989) to Communication and Informatics Ministry.

Furthermore, the National Commission for the Elderly (2004) would be transferred to the Social Affairs Ministry and the Indonesian Professional Sports Agency (2015) to the Youth and Sports Ministry.

The Indonesian Telecommunications Regulator established in 2018 would be transferred to the Communication and Informatics Ministry.

"The transfer as stipulated in the subsection 1 would be completed within one year since the issuance of the Presidential Regulation," it said.

The transfer of the institutions' functions would be conducted in coordination with the Ministry of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform, that will also involve the Finance Ministry, State Apparatus Agency, Finance and Development Supervisory Agency, National Archive of the Republic of Indonesia, and other related ministries.

The regulation was signed by President Jokowi on November 26 and come into effect upon its issuance.

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