The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is preparing a mechanism for implementing a work from Bali for civil servants (PNS) program. The ministry proposes that the program is held until the end of the year and involves 25 percent of civil servants in turn.
“We are proposing it because 50 percent work from the office if it can be divided, 25 percents are work from the office (WFO) and 25 work from Bali. By maximizing the existing budget, this will help increase the occupancy rate of hotels in Bali, ”said the Head of the Public Communication Bureau of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Vincent Jemadu, Saturday, May 22, 2021.
Visensus said that the Ministry would compile provisions for civil servants who would join the work program from Bali. For example, the family cannot be included in official travel activities. Visensus guarantees that the Ministry can carry out proper supervision.
As for the type of work, the Ministry proposes that this program be attended by employees in certain divisions, such as in the secretarial sector. In addition, the work from the Bali program will apply to meetings. So far, meetings have been held hybrid or 50 percent online and the rest are physical meetings.
Vincent acknowledged that there were several challenges to implement the program. One of them is the budget. Based on Ministry calculations, each civil servant requires accommodation or lodging costs of IDR 3-4 million per month.
“In the past 1,5 years, a lot of the state budget has been used to overcome health problems, vaccines, “explained Vincent.
Seven ministries and institutions under the auspices of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment have previously agreed to implement a work from Bali program. This program involves 16 hotels in The Nusa Dua area that will provide accommodation and facilities for state civil servants or ASN.
The Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan argued that the work from the Bali program would help to boost the economic growth of the island.
“This memorandum of understanding was made as an effort to support the improvement of tourism in The Nusa Dua Bali with the principles of good corporate governance and will apply to seven ministries and institutions under the coordination of the Coordinating Ministry for Marves,” said Luhut, 18 May.
photo: Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua