Secretary General: Regulations are not Intended to Punish, but the Law is Needed to Regulate
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The Court’s Secretary General, Janedjri M. Gaffar.

Jakarta, MKOnline - Government Regulation Number 53 Year 2010 on Disciplinary for Civil Servants (PP 53/2010) as the replacement of Government Regulation Number 30 Year 1980 must be viewed from a positive aspect, and shall not be considered frightening. This was conveyed by the Secretary General of the Constitutional Court (The Court) Janedjri M. Gaffar when opening the “Discipline Education and Training for Civil Servants within the Purview of the Secretariat General and Registry Office of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia” program on Friday (17/9) in The Court’s Building.

In the program for the dissemination of PP 53/2010, Janedjri connected discipline to the duties implementation of employees of The Court in serving the community seeking justice. Since The Court was a judicial institution with time limit in performing its tasks, the employees should be capable of self-discipline in fulfilling such time limit. “The Court is a speedy trial count with time limit for each of its authorities. To settle disputes over the results of presidential election and regional head election, The Court is only given 14 days. For disputes of legislative election, The Court is given 30 days and for disputes among state institutions The Court is given 60 days. With such state institution characteristic, discipline is needed for providing speedy services,” he explained.

According to Janedjri, examples in discipline and motivation are necessary to be set by the leaders, especially, continued Janedjri, when PP 53/2010 provides for sanctions to the leaders if they do not punish employees who should have been punished. “Actually, the heaviest duty as a leader is to punish his staff. However, with the coming into effect of PP 53/2010 structural officials are required to punish their staff who violate the regulations or otherwise the leader will get punished,” he described.

In addition to PP 53/2010, Janedjri warned that the The Court employees should not forget PP 42/2004 included in the employee code of conduct displayed on every floor of The Court’s Building. According to Janedjri, not all issues are included in PP 53/2010 such as the eight points of the employee code of conduct. “In any event, regulations are needed to regulate rather than to punish. But Law is needed to regulate,” he asserted.

Meanwhile, the Deputy for Performance and Legislation Development of the State Personnel Board, Puspriyo Murdhono, explained that PP 53/2010 was issued in lieu of PP 30/1980 and to trigger the implementation of bureaucratic reform. “While PP 30/1980 only regulates obligations and rights, PP 53/2010 also regulates prohibitions and punishments depending on the impacts of violations committed,” he described. (Lulu Anjarsari)

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