Jakarta (ANTARA) - State Apparatus and Bureaucratic Reform (PAN RB) Minister Abdullah Azwar Anas provided suggestions to the National Library (Perpusnas) to support its efforts in strengthening its internal bureaucratic reform.

During a meeting with Perpusnas Acting Head Aminudin Aziz in Jakarta on Monday, Anas underscored the need for the library to take several measures for conducting bureaucratic reform, including dealing with overlapping internal policies.

"We are hoping for improvements in policy management, considering that overlapping policies are common in every institution. You need to review such policies and make them more detailed," he told Aziz, as per a statement issued by his office.

He then suggested that the National Library simplify its rather lengthy and complex business processes while anticipating a cut in human resources.

"Secondly, you need to simplify the business processes. A simplification will surely lead to a cut in personnel," he stated, adding that the simplification needs to be carried out in tandem with digitization.

Speaking in connection with digitization, Anas emphasized the need for Perpusnas to continue to pay close attention to developments in its index of electronic-based government systems (SPBE).

The minister then urged Perpusnas to improve its management of performance and make the division of authorities more detailed and clearer.

He also suggested that the institution streamline its organizational structure while enhancing its monitoring system and augmenting the quality of its human resources.

Anas expressed hope that Perpusnas would take part and make a contribution to the operations of public service malls.

Acting Head Aziz, for his part, noted that Perpusnas had taken steps to digitize its services, including by creating digital reading corners.

He further said that his side had planned on delivering books to villages under the Library in Village Program.

Aziz noted that Perpusnas had received backing from the Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Ministry to implement the program.

"This year, we are aiming to deliver one thousand books to each of the targeted 10 thousand villages. That way, children will not have to visit (actual) libraries," he stated.

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