JAKARTA – The Regional Legislation Affairs Committee (BULD) DPD RI encourages the government to involve regions in the preparation of national regulations, including government regulations and ministerial regulations.

This was discussed at the public hearing meeting (RDPU) of BULD DPD RI on monitoring the follow-up to DPD RI Decision Number 28 / DPD RI / II / 2022-2023 concerning Monitoring and Evaluation of Regional Regulations and Draft Regional Regulations Related to Licensing in the Mining, Forestry and Environment Sectors.

” In addition, this meeting also aims to explore information on developments around licensing issues in the mining, forestry and environmental sectors as a follow-up to the government’s recommendation on DPD RI Decision Number 28 / DPD RI / II / 2022-2023, ” said Vice Chairwoman of BULD DPD RI, Lily Amelia Salurapa opening the meeting with the Chairman of BULD DPD RI, Stefanus BAN Liow, and Vice Chairwoman of BULD DPD RI, Eni Sumarni, at DPD RI Building, Parliament Complex Senayan, Jakarta, Wednesday (8/11/2023).

Chairman of BULD DPD RI, Stefanus BAN Liow, gave serious attention to the government’s follow-up to the recommendations made by BULD DPD RI. Especially recommendations in the mining, forestry, and environmental sectors, which focus on regional efforts in implementing policies in the regions after the enactment of the Job Creation Law and Law Number 3 of 2020 concerning Amendments to Law Number 4 of 2009 concerning Minerals and Coal (Minerba Law) and its derivative legislation.

“I hope the government, through the relevant ministries, can follow up on the recommendation of BULD DPD RI,” hoped Stephen.

At the forum, the Executive Director of the Committee for Monitoring the Implementation of Regional Autonomy (KPPOD), Herman N Suparman, revealed that the current complaints of business actors encountered were business licensing issues.

According to KPPOD’s study, there are substantial government efforts in digitalization, but the foundation of policy support still needs to be improved. In addition to the quality of central regulations, implementing this risk-based licensing paradigm depends on regional readiness, especially on policies, institutions (organizations and human resources), and digital service instruments (infrastructure, internet networks).
”In the regions, there is still uncertainty about the follow-up of regional regulations, so that it still needs to improve the sustainability of the implementation of licensing service governance in the regions,” he said.

”To harmonize central and regional regulations, there must be simplification at the central level, mapping from business processes to the division of authority affairs,” he continued.

On the same occasion, the National Coordinator of Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Indonesia, Aryanto Nugroho, appreciated DPD RI Decision Number 28 / DPD RI / II / 2022-2023 in terms of harmonizing central and regional legislation, evaluating policies and the impact of central and regional policies and changes, making regulations and implementing procedures.

“DPD RI can play a role in clarifying the direction of decentralization of natural resources and environmental management by facilitating coordination between K / L and the regions and overseeing existing findings and recommendations,” said Aryanto.

Meanwhile, DIY Senator GKR Hemas highlighted the need for more involvement of DPD RI in preparing laws and other regulations related to the region, in this case, mining, forestry, and environmental licensing.

“DPD RI should be more involved in the preparation of regulations related to the region because we are regional representatives,” said this DIY Senator.

In line with that, the Senator of Central Java, Denty Eka Widi Pratiwi, said that the recommendations from BULD must be followed up by the government so that the supervision results do not pass by.

”Through advocacy, harmonization, and recommendations from BULD, the region can know that the work of BULD is solely for the benefit of the region,” he said. (RL)

Source: Radar Lombok