Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Communication and Information Ministry (Kominfo) is aiming to improve the digital competency of 20 thousand civil servants in 2023, head of the ministry’s Human Resource Research and Development Agency, Hary Budiarto, has said.

The Government Transformation Academy (GTA) will be organized to train civil servants to improve their capacity so that they can become competent digital talents. The GTA will be held in cooperation with the Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Ministry (Kemenpan-RB).

"This GTA is ASN (civil servants) training for those at the staff level," Budiarto told ANTARA on Friday.

"The training is designed for ASN from ministries/institutions to regional governments so that they understand technology and its development and can provide better public services," he added.

Beyond the digital training of civil servants, the GTA will also teach core values known as "BERAKHLAK" to civil servants.

Moreover, civil servants who participate in this year's GTA will also get to understand how the One Data Indonesia system works, Budiarto informed.

One Data Indonesia, stipulated within Presidential Regulation No. 39 of 2019, is expected to produce accurate, up-to-date, integrated, and accountable data.

The data produced by the system is also expected to be easy to access and use for central and regional institutions to create effective policies.

This also aligns with a request from the Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Ministry, which has asked that the training help civil servants understand the architecture of electronic-based government to support smart city implementation, he noted.

The expectation is that, if civil servants are trained to become more competent digital talents, then existing technologies can be used in a more optimal manner, which can lead to the provision of more effective services to the public.

The GTA training class was previously held by the ministry as part of the Digital Talent Scholarship (DTS), a digital literacy program.

Kominfo said that it trained 30 thousand civil servants as digital talents through GTA in 2022.

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