Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The Ministry of Empowerment of State Apparatuses and Bureaucratic Reform (PANRB) assures that the massive early retirement plan will not be implemented haphazardly in the near future. Because the goal is not efficiency.
PANRB Ministry Apparatus Human Resources Deputy Alex Denni said that before we get to the stage of discussing mass early retirement, the government must first calculate the number of ASN with the development work needs of the country as a whole.
“It’s that the math has to be solid first. We don’t need to retire the person and then we recruit again. We’re developing right now, accelerating all kinds of things,” he said. said during a meeting in Grand Sahid Jaya, Jakarta, Friday (27/1/2023).
Even so, he admitted, with the plan to regulate mass early retirement schemes, it would later lead to fewer employees in government agencies. However, the implementation of the reduction will not be carried out in the near future.
“Speaking of the organization, the goal is effectiveness, not efficiency. (The reduction) is not in the near future, our people want non-ASN (fee) issues, we have not finished to recruit, we are currently recruiting and shutting down ASN But we are still looking at the possibilities – maybe,” Alex said.
The discourse on mass early retirement schemes for civil servants (PNS) was included in the revised draft law number 5 of 2014 concerning the civil apparatus of the State (ASN). This project is in the spotlight because it will modify the structure of the ASN system in the country.
Inevitably, this raises discussions from various parties, including public policy experts. Many of them discussed the pros and cons of implementing this policy.
Rahadiansyah Prawiraharja, a public policy expert from Trisakti Trubus University, said there were positive and negative sides to the implementation of this policy. One of them relates to the aspect of public service.
On the positive side, the introduction of mass early retirement will provide space for efficiency in the State Revenue and Expenditure Budget (APBN). Furthermore, the ASN pension funds remain the responsibility of the State.
“If it can be done en masse, it will reduce the burden on the state budget because the assumption is that if they continue to work, until the retirement age is over, then the severance pay received will increase day by day, especially since retirement has been a burden on the state budget so far,” Trubus told CNBC Indonesia, quoted Monday (16/1/2023 ).
The negative side of massive early retirement policies can cripple the civil service process, if the regime used does not take into account technological capabilities and a system commensurate with merit.
“It’s going to take us a long time to replace him, you have to go through ASN procurement first, budget process first, that’s a problem,” he said.
He admitted that he fears that during the transition period, public services will be neglected. “It means it’s the public who is harmed, it’s like the government is no longer burdened with its state budget,” Trubus said.
Trubus suggested that the government could implement a simplification scheme for ASN organizations while maintaining rapid continuity of public services through schemes that have been implemented in other countries, such as Germany, Italy. Australia, Japan and Canada.
“They cooperate with universities, students who rank from 1 to 10 or up to 20 were recruited, trained, immediately filled with training, for example, in just 3 months, they can exploit all kinds of things related to the ‘computing,” Trubus said.
Thanks to a recruitment scheme that works with universities and no longer only in official schools, according to him, the ASNs obtained will be more professional and competent because the recruitment scheme has so far used the computer-assisted test system (CAT ).
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