The government will require 25% of the State Civil Apparatus (ASN) in seven ministries/ institutions under the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment to work from Bali (WFB). This is planned to be occur in the third quarter of 2021.

The seven ministries in question are the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, the Ministry of Transportation, the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR), the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), and the Ministry of Investment.

The Head of the Communication Bureau of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Vinsensius Jemadu, said that the ASN quota required to work in Bali will consider the ability of the State Budget (APBN). This policy will also consider the work from office (WFO) rule for ASN which is currently 50%.

“We propose at this time if we see that the work from office is around 50%. Now, if it can be divided into two components, 25% work from office, 25% work from Bali by maximizing the existing budget,” Jemadu said at the conference. press, Saturday (22/5).

He considered that this policy would encourage economic recovery after being hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. This is because 25% of ASN’s working in Bali will automatically increase the occupancy rate of hotels in the region.

“After all, if it is true that accommodation costs are calculated monthly, say Rp. 3 million or Rp. 4 million per month for a one room for accommodation in Bali, I think it can be made in such a way that the ASN takes turns, in waves until the end of the year working from Bali, “said Jemadu.

However, the government still needs time to study the policy in more detail. The government will specify the quota and types of work that can be performed in Bali.

“We propose that routine jobs, secretarial in nature, as well as certain meetings should indeed be carried out from Bali, if the meetings can be carried out in a hybrid offline manner in Bali and the rest through Zoom. This is what we are thinking about,” said Vincent.

Then, there needs to be a regulation so that ASN’s working in Bali do not invite their families. This is necessary so that health protocols are maintained during the implementation of WFB.

“We recommend that families not be included, so that we can really limit the number and also that we can monitor health protocols properly,” said Vinsensius.

WFB was initiated by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan to restore tourism in Bali which has been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The commitment of the WFB program was stated in the memorandum of understanding for Supporting the Provision of Accommodation for the Improvement of Tourism in Nusa Dua Bali last week.

Author: HL

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