The Ministry of Social Affairs and the Indonesian National Police Guard the Transparency of Social Assistance
JAKARTA (8 February 2021) - The Ministry of Social Affairs, represented by the Inspectorate General, is collaborating with various parties to oversee the accountability of the procurement and distribution of social assistance. This time, the Ministry of Social Affairs visited the National Police (POLRI) Headquarters to discuss on actual issues that must be guarded by the two Parties and other related agencies.
The Inspector General, Dadang Iskandar, along with the Secretary of the Inspectorate General, Arif Nahari were also present at the coordination meeting with the Community Development Unit of the Indonesian National Police Security Maintenance Agency (Binmas Baharkam POLRI). The meeting was chaired by the Coordinator of Binmas Baharkam POLRI, Inspector General. Suwondo Nainggolan, was held at the POLRI's Binmas Baharkam Meeting Room.
On this occasion, Dadang expressed various problems that occurred in the field related to the distribution of social assistance. "The Ministry of Social Affairs has many programs with large budgets, such as basic food cards and BPNT/Non-Cash Food Assistance with different targets, namely the lowest 10 million KPM/Beneficiaries PKH cluster, 18.5 million KPM, 10 million KPM there are intersections with BPNT. However, many problems occurred in the field. One of the actual issues is the integration of the DTKS and the increased accuracy of targeting the DTKS."
Suwondo said, "The Ministry of Social Affairs is requested to provide information about the exact time of delivery so that POLRI can prepare and confirm whether social assistance has been received by the community."
"We are always ready. This is a state affair. This is a public matter. We are ready to help oversee the distribution of social assistance carried out by the Ministry of Social Affairs,” added Suwondo.