JAKARTA, BALIPOST.com – The 2024 state spending allocation must be absorbed on target, transparent and adaptive to various changing situations. President Jokowi conveyed this message during his speech on the agenda of handing over the Budget Implementation List (DIPA) and Transfer Allocation List to Regions (TKD) for Fiscal Year 2024 to representatives of ministry/agency and regional government officials.
“I want to remind you first, use the budget that has been given, once again in a disciplined, thorough and targeted manner,” said President Jokowi in his speech at the State Palace in Jakarta, quoted by Antara news agency, Wednesday (29/11).
In his briefing, in front of ministry/institution and regional government officials, Jokowi warned of the potential for an economic crisis and recession triggered by the impact of increasingly heated global geopolitics and increasingly real climate change.
The second message conveyed by Jokowi is transparency and accountability of regional finances which need to be prioritized by the competent authorities to prevent misuse of the budget, related to corruption.
The third message relates to accelerating the absorption of the 2023 budget which must be absorbed optimally within the remaining three weeks.
Based on a report from the Ministry of Home Affairs, said Jokowi, the realization of central government budget absorption is currently only around 74 percent, while regional governments are around 64 percent. “It’s been three weeks, it’s still 64 to 74 percent. “This means that in these three weeks, trillions of trillions of money will be released, we will repeat this every year,” he said.
The final message conveyed by Jokowi was to prepare to anticipate uncertainty through automatic adjustments. “You must be agile in responding to existing changes. As soon as there is change, change quickly. “Because of the current uncertainty, this really stalks us every day, every week, every month, there are always changes,” he said.
Jokowi said that every rupiah spent is people’s money, so he must focus on results. “The orientation is results. “Procedures are mandatory but the orientation should not be procedures, the orientation should be results, the focus should be on results and most importantly, it should also be of maximum benefit to the people,” he said.
The submission of the 2024 DIPA and TKD to ministers, heads of institutions and governors was carried out digitally, no longer in the form of physical documents as was done previously.
State spending in 2024 will be aimed at completing priority infrastructure, accelerating green economic transformation, and supporting reform of the bureaucracy and state apparatus, including support for the implementation of the 2024 elections.
The Ministry of Finance allocated a budget of IDR 857.6 trillion or an increase of 5.3 percent from the 2023 allocation in the form of TKD to support the salaries of government employees with work agreements, especially teachers and health workers.
The additional budget is also to improve regional public services, support school operations, PAUD, and equal education, as well as to address extreme poverty and reduce stunting. (Kmb/Balipost)
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