Collaboration between the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Home Affairs to Open Access the Identity of Population for Marginalized Citizens

  • Collaboration between the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Home Affairs to Open Access the Identity of Population for Marginalized Citizens
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JAKARTA (9 February 2021) - The Minister of Social Affairs, Tri Rismaharini, reviewed the process of recording population data for marginalized/neglected residents which was again being held at the Aneka Bhakti Building of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Jakarta.

A total of 56 marginalized/neglected residents from the Pangudi Luhur Bekasi Training Center, Swara Peduli Social Welfare Institution (LKS) and LKS Sekar were given access to a residency identity in the form of a National Identity Card (KTP).

Since the Minister Tri Rismaharini visited several locations where marginalized/abandoned residents live, such as under the Pegangsaan bridge, under the Gedong Panjang Penjaringan toll road, to scavenger settlements in the Cilincing Tanjung Priok area, there have been several things that residents have complained about, one of which is the difficulty of getting access to social assistance from the government.

This condition is suspected to be due to the absence of a population identity belonging to displaced people. It is difficult for them to obtain a residential identity because most of the marginalized / abandoned residents do not have permanent / unregistered residences. Evidently, some of the abandoned residents that Risma met lived under the bridge, while some slept on the side of the road.

In collaboration with the Directorate General of Population and Civil Registration of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Social Affairs provides access for displaced people to obtain ID cards. This is done so that their data can be included in the Integrated Social Welfare Data (DTKS), thus making it easier for marginalized/neglected residents to access the Ministry of Social Affairs program assistance such as from the ATENSI, PKH, BST, or assistance from other Ministry / Institution programs such as KIS, KKS, or KIP.

The Secretary of the Directorate General of Social Rehabilitation, Idit Supriadi Priatna representing the Director-General of Social Rehabilitation, Harry Hikmat said that the Ministry of Social Affairs will continue to comb the marginalized to be able to access population data recording services. This is their right and the Ministry of Social Affairs together with LKS to oversee the process of recording population data to completion.

"In the future, when they already have ID cards, it will be easier for them to get assistance from the government, not only from the Ministry of Social Affairs but from other ministries/institutions that require them to have an ID," he added.

This data recording model for marginalized/neglected people will also be applied by the Social Rehabilitation Centers belonging to the Ministry of Social Affairs in the regions. "Social Rehabilitation Centers in the regions also have partners such as LKS. Balai will coordinate with LKS, the Social Service, and the local Population and Civil Registration (Dukcapil) Service to record data for marginalized / displaced people in the regions," said Idit.

The Director-General of Population and Civil Registration of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Zudan Arif Fakrulloh, revealed that granting population identity is the duty of the state.

"The Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Home Affairs completed the recording for marginalized / abandoned residents. The method is to pick up the ball, we go to it, if it is found, we collect it in one place and we serve it for data recording," he said.

Zudan added that the current development of the DTKS was good. There was an increase in the compatibility between the DTKS and the Dukcapil data which was originally 83% in 2020, now it has reached 90.3%. "We are doing continuous validation and verification based on NIK. Currently, the compatibility of DTKS with Dukcapil data has reached 90.3%," he said.

The recording process runs in an orderly manner by implementing strict health protocols. Marginalized/displaced people who arrive at the recording location first carry out rapid antigen. After being stated negative, they can register.

After registering, residents are asked to enter the waiting room to wait their turn to submit the requirements for recording their resident identity.

Several service desks are available, residents are called to the first table, namely the Biometrics table, a tracking process to find out whether they have previously done a recording.

After it is known that the resident has done the recording, the resident can go directly to the printing table, which is to print the KTP for which the data is available.

For those whose data cannot be found, it is necessary to record ID cards by inputting fingerprints, iris data, and self-portrait. After that, the KTP is ready to be printed.

Nina Laksanawati (25 years), one of the marginalized / abandoned residents who has worked as a scavenger since she was a child, told that after her mother died, her father invited her to move to Jakarta. Some time in Jakarta, his father's important documents were lost so that he could not arrange for a KTP.

Nina is grateful that she already has a KTP. "I am relieved that I can find a more decent job because now it is difficult to find work without an ID card. I am tired of being a scavenger," said Nina.

He hopes that by having a KTP, he can find a more decent job so he can help his family. Moreover, at this time he still has a younger brother who requires education fees.

The population data recording activity was also attended by the Director-General of Population and Civil Registration along with the ranks, the Secretariat team of the Directorate General of Social Rehabilitation and the team of the Directorate of Social Rehabilitation for Persons with Social Deviance Issues and Trafficking Victims of the Ministry of Social Affairs.

Writer :
Humas Ditjen Rehabilitasi Sosial
Editor :
Annisa YH
Translator :
Karlina Irsalyana

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