Public Administration Science FIA ​​UI Holds Talkshow on Construction of Governance of the Public Capital towards Modern Government on Friday (11/3/2022) at 13.30 to 15.30. This talkshow is one of a series of events from the FIA ​​UI 7th Anniversary Celebration.

The event started with a prayer and continued with the introduction of FIA UI by showing the FIA ​​UI company profile video. The event continued with remarks from Dr. Teguh Kurniawan M.Sc as Head of the Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Administrative Sciences, University of Indonesia. In his speech, Mr. Teguh argued that the theme of this talk show is a very important theme for the nation and the state after the enactment of Law No. 3 of 2022 concerning the Capital of the Archipelago.

“Referring to Law Article 2 No 3 of 2022, IKN Nusantara has a vision to become a world city for all that is built and managed with the aim of becoming a sustainable city in the world, as a driver of Indonesia’s economy in the future, and becoming a national identity that represents the diversity of the nation. Indonesia is based on Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution,” said Dr. firm.

Then the event continued with giving questions to the resource practitioners, namely the Deputy for Regional Development of Bappenas as the Person in Charge of the National Coordination Team for the Relocation of the Capital of the Archipelago, Ir. Rudy Soeprihadi Prawiradinata, MCRP, Ph.D, S.T., M.P and Drs. Arizal, M.Si. as the Main Expert Policy Analyst of the Ministry of Empowerment of State Apparatus and Bureaucratic Reform of the Republic of Indonesia. Pak Rudy said that the concept of relocating the capital city is not only moving the capital city from Jakarta to Kalimantan, but there is a big goal from the Indonesian government to ensure that the vision of 2045 is achieved. The relocation of the capital city also aims to shift the seat of development growth from Java to the eastern region, which previously only contributed 15 percent of Indonesia’s economic contribution even though the resources are quite abundant.

“If there is no Covid, 2020 has already started, but because of Covid, it will start from 2022 because the economy and health are like a pair of swan wings where the two must be balanced. In terms of infrastructure, this relocation will increase job opportunities for the entire community, especially the local community,” said Pak Rudy.

After that, Mr. Arizal revealed that the relocation of the State Capital from the ASN side was a preparation taken by the government to ensure the competence of ASN in supporting the smart city of the Archipelago, namely opening up opportunities for government communication with ASN.

“Smart government is a small aspect of a smart city, especially for ASN, the government has created a framework that moves ASN. Transfers are not only carried out for ASN, but also transformation of work patterns through digital in realizing a collaborative and flexible work system,” he explained.

After the resource persons were practitioners, the material delivery was continued with academics from the FIA ​​UI research cluster. One of them is Prof. Dr. Amy Yayuk Sri Rahayu, M.Si, who stated that IKN refers to a smart city that has technology as the main reference. Prof. Amy has doubts about the readiness of ASN who will become leaders in public services at IKN.

“There is input from us regarding the conflict of values ​​with local ASN. Meanwhile, in collaborative government, we must be together. How does the IKN authority develop IKN and the surrounding area and even throughout Indonesia? What is guarded is the conflict of values ​​between migrant ASN and local ASN. In addition, how to increase the community’s capacity for digital technology which generally takes a lot of time. Even though in 2023, several government agencies have had to move to IKN,” critical Prof Amy.

Then, the event continued with the presentation of opinions from Prof. Dr. Irfan Ridwan Maksum, M.Si. Prof. Irfan explained that according to his scientific discipline, the design of the Constitution contained errors that needed to be refined. In the design of the IKN Constitution, the archipelago is an unconstitutional area where the archipelago becomes an authority area without any autonomy. Prof. Irfan is of the opinion that there needs to be improvements or amendments to the IKN Nusantara Constitution.

“With local community representatives, the drafting of the constitution will be faster, not the other way around. My prediction is that if the design is allowed to continue and continues to be unconstitutional and the Constitution is not amended, then the public will not have access to the archipelago. What is certain is that the Constitution is amended, it will be better,” he concluded.

Mr. Drs. Muh Azis Muslim, M.Si also opened his voice on the issue of refusing ASN to be transferred to the archipelago. Mr. Azis said that related to the transfer process, it was not only physical transfer and did not only involve one person who had an impact that must be observed from the community’s refusal to transfer IKN.

“Actually, ASN has taken a normative oath, PNS has no room for protest. One of the biggest challenges for the government is convincing ASN to move to IKN Nusantara by building a dialogue, even though in this position ASN cannot vote,” he explained.

The event then continued with the presentation of material from Arizal with the title Utilizing IKN Momentum in Accelerating ASN Transformation Towards Advanced Indonesia. Pak Arizal explained that in IKN it is necessary to carry out the Indonesian bureaucracy so that public services are more competitive with three steps, namely delayering echelonization; agile, flexible and collaborative organization; and digitizing public services and government business processes.

“We know that the condition is that Nusantara’s vision is to become the best city in the world. To make this happen, efforts are needed to simplify business processes, digital requests, strengthen coordination, and reorganize ASN management. The transfer of K/L and ASN to IKN is carried out in stages in several clusters,” said Pak Arizal.

This talkshow was attended by more than 200 participants who were active in the talk show from start to finish. Several participants asked questions about the theme raised today. One of them was Mr. Erwin Sabariman who asked about the governance of modern government construction.

“What are the modern criteria in the governance of modern government construction?” he asked.

Prof. Amy answered by saying that government construction was not always modern which did not always use all modern technology.

“In my opinion, it is the human being that must be made modern, not modern in the western sense, but a change in mindset, mentality, and work procedures. Where they are no longer in the domain of the ancient, single authoritarian bureaucracy, but can meet the people’s preferences with quality. Smart city is useless if the people are not smart’” explained Prof. Amy.