Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has asked ministries/agencies not to create new applications for public services because the electronic-based government system (SPBE) architecture has an integrated system that stresses app interoperability.

"The electronic-based government system is not about creating new applications. Mr. President gave a directive that we should no longer create new applications," Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Abdullah Azwar Anas said here on Monday.

After attending a meeting with the President at the Merdeka Palace, Anas informed that there are 27 thousand public service applications, which makes things difficult for people as they need to create accounts one by one in each app.

"With SPBE, the apps are integrated into one interoperability. Mr. President had signed the presidential regulation on (SPBE)," he said.

According to Anas, President Widodo has signed the regulation on national SPBE architecture, and it will be followed up by adopting the concept of digital public infrastructure (DPI).

"This concept is currently a trend and several countries use this for payments, digital ID, and data exchange," he said.

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President Joko Widodo, he added, has tasked the coordinating ministries with accommodating the audits of hundreds of overlapping applications to integrate them into one government digital service.

"Earlier, Mr. President appointed the coordinating ministers as the (audit) coordinators, and (the integration) is hoped to be finished by October 2023," he informed.

Earlier, Anas said that the President has given his directive for speeding up bureaucratic reform, which is building a bureaucracy that must have an impact and be felt by the community.

Governance effectiveness, he said, can be achieved by strengthening the pillars of the digital-based governance framework, especially through the SPBE.

The ministry's secretary, Rini Widyantini, said the implementation of SPBE can ease access to public services, minimize opportunities for corruption, and increase the ease of doing business.

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Translator: Indra P, Kenzu
Editor: Yuni Arisandy Sinaga
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