Gov´t Must Serious with E-KTP

Friday, 24 November 2017 , 15:00:00 WIB -

Internal Affairs Ministry´s Director General of Civil Registration Agency (Dukcapil), Zudan Arief (left), and Internal Affairs Ministry´s Director General of Regional Autonomy, Soni Sumarsono (right), are seen attending a hearing with the House´s Commission III at the Parliament Complex, Senayan, Jakarta Pusat, Thursday (23/11). (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – Member of House’s Commission II, Ace Hasan Sadzili, asks the government, particularly the Internal Affairs Ministry’s Civil Registration Agency (Dukcapil) to be serious with electronic ID cards (e-KTP) as e-KTP will be needed for the 2018 simultaneous regional elections. The law mentions that Indonesian nationals with the right to vote have to own e-KTP.

"If they don’t, they will lose their constitutional right to vote," Ace said in a hearing with the Internal Affairs Ministry’s Director General of Dukcapil and Regional Autonomy at the Parliament Building, Senayan, Thursday (23/11), as quoted from

Ace Hasan Sadzini said that e-KTP becomes the public concern, such as the data recording process that spends three months. Lately, people are queuing to record their data for e-KTP at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) and the situation turns into a trouble. On the other hand, the government promises to finish all e-KTP this year. However, Ace considers the government is negligent. In an unannounced inspection, people are complaining about the slow administration for their e-KTP.

"My wife lost his e-KTP, she proposed for a new one two months ago and the officials haven’t called her again. The officials of Dukcapil in Tangerang Selatan said they will call her in a month but it’s been two months and they haven’t called her," he said.

In an event led by the Deputy Minister of the House’s Commission II, Lukman Edy, Dukcapil Director General Arif Fakrulloh explained that black documents for e-KTP in 2017 is enough. He stated they’ve printed 14.5 million cards, and it’s still available. The procurement of blank documents will proceed with e-catalog for the next 2 years so it will be enough.

Regarding the progress of e-KTP distribution, there are 189 million people who have to apply for their e-KTP, and 178 million of them (96.4%) already registered for the e-KTP. There are 4.3 million of Indonesian nationals abroad and about 6.6 million people in Indonesia who haven’t registered for e-KTP.

The House’s Commission II member Tamanuri appreciates the Director General of Dukcapil who’s capable of issuing e-KTP for the public, there were 18 million people who didn’t have e-KTP and the number has been reduced to 11 million people. "This is outstanding, a good progress," he said.

However, he said that e-KTP issues are different in many regions. Some people said they only need 15 minutes to get their e-KTP but some people from the other regions said they haven’t received their e-KTP for one and a half years.

"Therefore, communication with regions that have lack blank documents is needed, the regions have to request for the documents and the central government has to deliver them as the central government has enough supply," he said. (mag)