Country for PR: Indonesia
Contributor: Antara News Agency
Tuesday, May 19 2020 - 15:15
Social Minister Urges Pos Indonesia to Add Social Fund Counters
JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 19, 2020/Antara-AsiaNet/--

Social Affairs Minister of Republic of Indonesia Juliari P. Batubara has urged 
PT Pos Indonesia CEO Gilarsi Wahyu Setijono to open more counters at post 
offices and prolong the distribution period of Cash Social Assistance (CSA) 
following President Joko Widodo's instruction to speed up the delivery.

"In accordance with President Joko Widodo's instruction, I have had taken some 
measures with PT Pos and relevant working units in the Ministry of Social 
Affairs," Juliari said on Sunday (17/05).

PT Pos has been reaching out through communities, but the minister deemed that 
they still need more counters.

Juliari directed PT Pos to improve their service to the people by adding more 
distribution points, for instance, in village meeting hall, schools, Hamlet, or 
any locations accessible by the Beneficiary Families (BMs).

"I want to open more (distribution) points as soon as possible. I also want to 
make sure that the distribution of CSA is done faster with the addition. This 
is aimed to widen the service scope and coverage area,"Juliari went on.

The minister also demanded Pos Indonesia to prolong the CSA distribution period 
so that they could serve more BMs in one day. "It may start from 7 a.m. until 
end or night every day. Therefore, more BMs can be served," he added.

In addition, Juliari instructed the Directorate General of Poverty Handling to 
keep monitoring and reporting every CSA distribution progress.

"Through these measures, hopefully the CSA distribution can go fast and smooth, 
and still obeys health protocols during the distribution. With these, by Eid Al 
Fitr, the first batch of CSA distribution would have been completed," said the 

SOURCE: Public Relation Bureau; Ministry of Social Affairs; 
        Republic of Indonesia