Detiktoday.com – Chairman of Commission X DPR RI Syaiful Huda welcomed the planned issuance of Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 98 of 2020 concerning Salaries and Government Employee Benefits with a Work Agreement (PPPK). Because this will be the basis for the appointment of 51 thousand honorary staff who passed the PPPK selection in 2019, including 34,959 honorary teachers. According to him, PPPK is the best scheme when so many honorary staff cannot be appointed as civil servants.
“We warmly welcome the issuance of Perpres 98/2020 because thus the fate of 51 thousand honorary teachers, including 34,959 honorary teachers who passed the PPPK selection in 2019, becomes clear. They will soon get the same financial rights and benefits as the State Civil Service (ASN) from the PNS route, “said Syaiful Huda in a release received by Parliament, Wednesday (7/10/2020).
This politician from the National Awakening Party (PKB) faction explained, with this scheme honorary staff who pass the selection as PPPK will get financial rights and benefits that are almost the same as civil servants. They are only distinguished by pension rights, where PPPK will not receive pension benefits like civil servants. “Nevertheless, this PPPK scheme is the best way so that honorary workers who have served decades get the attention of the state,” he explained.
He revealed, currently there are 438,530 honorary staff who are paid different standards. A total of 157,210 or 35.84 percent of whom are honorary teachers. With limited conditions, they must serve the country by educating students all over Indonesia. Many of these honorary teachers can no longer meet the requirements to become ASN from the PNS pathway.
For one thing, because many of their ages have passed the maximum requirements, PPPK can be the best alternative to improve the fate of honorary teachers. He also urged the government to immediately prepare a phase II PPPK recruitment scheme. In the first phase of recruitment in 2019, only 51,000 honorary staff were accommodated, consisting of 34,959 honorary teachers, 11,673 agricultural extension workers, and 1,792 health workers.
“We hope that this PPPK selection will gradually reduce the number of hundreds of thousands of honorary staff who have served for a long time but get a modest salary from the institution they serve in,” hoped Huda.
Furthermore, Huda revealed that the government also plans to meet the many needs of educators or teachers through PPPK. Based on the statement of the Minister of PAN / RB Tjahjo Kumolo some time ago, currently there is a need for around 700 thousand teachers. To meet these needs, the government will conduct a selection through the PPPK scheme. “This statement also ensures that there is no plan to meet the needs of educators in rural areas from administrative personnel who have been converted into teachers,” concluded Huda.