Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Chairman of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Bambang Soesatyo alluded to the limited MPR budget at the Opening of the 2023 RI MPR Annual Session and the 2023 Joint Session of the DPR RI and DPD RI at the DPR/MPR Building, Jakarta, Wednesday (16/8/2023).
At that time, he even asked Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati to pay attention to the amount of the MPR’s budget. In fact, he claimed that the MPR has always been committed to intensive socialization of the four pillars, namely Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia, the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika.
“The agenda for socializing the four pillars of the MPR RI is intensively carried out even though funds are limited to oversee the nation’s regeneration process, the Minister of Finance needs attention to this matter,” he said as quoted Friday (18/8/2023).
Quoting the Work Plan and Budget Collection Book for State Ministries/Institutions (RKAKL) for the 2024 Fiscal Year, the MPR budget for 2024 actually has not changed compared to the budget ceiling for 2023.
The budget allocation for 2023 is IDR 922.1 billion with an outlook or estimated spending until the end of the year of only IDR 876.1 billion. Meanwhile, in the 2024 Draft State Budget, the planned budget is IDR 922.1 billion.
With that amount of budget, the focus of the MPR’s priority activities is still in accordance with previous years, namely carrying out its powers and duties as stipulated in the 1945 NKRI Constitution, the MD3 Law, and the MPR Rules of Procedure.
Details of the duties and authorities to be carried out include promoting Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia, the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika.
In addition, it also examines the constitutional system, the 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia, and its implementation; and absorbing people’s aspirations regarding the implementation of the 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia.
The output targets or results of these programs are divided into two aspects. The first is the program for organizing legislative institutions and accessories of Rp. 652.2 billion, and the management support program for Rp. 269.9 billion.
The first output is carried out by holding a plenary session of the MPR RI with a priority target of 4 sessions including the MPR Annual Session, Final Session of the MPR RI Period 2019-2024, Initial Session of the 2024-2029 Period, Plenary Session of Inauguration of the Elected President and Vice President Period 2024- 2029.
In addition, it also implements the constitutional law system policy, the Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia and its implementation with the priority target of 4 Recommendations.
The Policy on Absorbing Community, Regional and Institutional Aspirations is also one of them with a priority target of 1,215 activities including absorbing community aspirations by MPR Members and the MPR Review Board, Seminars on DPD Fractions/Groups, and FGDs by MPR Leaders;
Then, carry out the Socialization of the Four Pillars of the MPR, with a priority target of 730,850 people including the socialization of the four pillars by all members of the MPR in the constituency, the socialization of the four pillars by the Leaders of the MPR and its Complementary Instruments, the socialization of the four pillars to agencies/mass organizations/political organizations, communities, and to the public Indonesian diaspora.
Finally, holding a Consultation and Dialogue Forum for the DPD Factions/Groups, with a priority target of 50 times including public discussions, academic workshops, and consultation meetings for the DPD factions/groups.
As for the second output, namely the management support program implemented to support Administration Management services and Bureaucratic Reform Facilitation, Administration Management services, Publications and Information Services, to Planning Administration Management services and Financial Rights.
Apart from that, there are also administration management services for office facilities and infrastructure, and administrative management and internal control services by supporting assembly activities, strengthening bureaucratic reform, and spending efficiency.
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