Secretary General of the Court Become the Source Person in the Discussion on Performance-Based Budgeting Held by Bappenas
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Secretary General of the Constitutional Court, Janedjri M Gaffar, becomes the source person in a Public Discussion held by the National Development Planning Agency (Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional-Bappenas), Tuesday (19/10/2010).


Jakarta, MKOnline - Secretary General of the Constitutional Court, Janedjri M Gaffar, becomes the source person in a Public Discussion held by the National Development Planning Agency (Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional-Bappenas), Tuesday (19/10/2010) in Mutiara Room, Gran Melia Hotel. 

The theme of discussion was “Performance-Based Budgeting in the Legal, Judicial and Human Rights Sectors”. The keynote speech was the Deputy Chairperson of Bappenas. In addition to the Secretary General of the Court, the discussion also presented three other speakers in which two of them, the Deputy for Development Funding of Bappenas and the Director General of Budget of the Department of Finance, presented materials on “The Concept and Roadmap of the Implementation of Performance-Based Budgeting in the Departments/Institutions in Indonesia”. 

At the same time, the Secretary General of the Court presented materials on the latest condition of the implementation of performance-based budgeting in judicial institutions in Indonesia. In his exposition, Janedjri talked about several important points of the experiences he had during his service at the Court. “I met with the Commission III of the House three times a year. Since 2005, they continue asking about the relevance of legal aid service program budget because legal aid is not considered as a part of the Court’s authority,” said Janedjri. 

The alumni of Univ. Negeri Sebelas Maret stated that legal aid service program was indeed not under the Court’s authority. “However the program structure and activities included in the Court’s budget were given,” he said. Janedjri said that the reason why the members of Commission III of the House continue asking the same question during a hearing was because of the replacement of the members of the House for the period of 2009. 

In addition to that, the Secretary General of the Court also stated that performance-based budgeting is often faced with a main problem related to the Court’s authority. “The budget is allocated based on the budget in the previous year, while in fact, we could not predict the number of cases brought to the Court which are also different from the previous year,” said Janedjri. 

In view of this main problem, we need to make a continuous effort to improve the implementation of performance-based budgeting in the Constitutional Court. (Yazid/mh).


Tuesday, October 19, 2010 | 14:04 WIB 286