Reappointment of Ady Erlansyah as Acting Regent of Pringsewu Lampung Allegedly Not Transparent and Careless
Bandar Lampung - The Governor of Lampung, Arinal Djunaidi seems to be forcing
Adi Erlansyah as Acting (Pj) Regent of Pringsewu for the second term. Because
Adi Erlansyah will retire on March 1, 2024, while the position of Acting Regent
of Pringsewu will last until May 22, 2024.
The head of the Regional Revenue Agency (Bapenda) of Lampung Province, Adi Erlansyah, will retire on March 1, 2024. Meanwhile, Adi Erlansyah has been appointed again as Acting Regent of Pringsewu Regency until May 22, 2024.
As a result, Adi Erlansyah will not be able to complete his position as Acting Regent of Pringsewu because he has to retire on March 1, 2024. The Lampung Provincial Government through Assistant I for Government and Welfare Affairs, Qodratul Ikhwan, when contacted, confirmed that Adi Erlansyah will retire on March 1, 2024.
Qodratul said that later the regional administration would propose a replacement for the Acting Regent of Pringsewu before Adi Erlansyah entered retirement.
"Yes, later before entering retirement, the names of potential replacements have been proposed so that when the person concerned retires the replacement will be ready," said Qodratul, Monday (29/5/2023).
Qodratul explained, the process of submitting a replacement name for Acting Regent Pringsewu will be the same as filling in the initial stage. Where the district, provincial and central governments each proposed three names.
"The process itself is the same as the initial filling. It is proposed that 3 people come from the district government, 3 people from the province or governor and 3 people from the central government," he explained.
Member of Commission II of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR RI), Endro S Yahman, assessed that the Ministry of Home Affairs (Kemendagri) had made a carelessness when extending Adi Erlansyah's tenure as Acting Regent of Pringsewu Regency.
“It turns out that Adi Erlansyah will retire in 10 months. This shows the poor governance of the state, which in this case is the responsibility of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian was not careful, not thorough and careless about proposals from below, namely from the Pringsewu Regency DPRD, as well as the Governor of Lampung," said Endro.
Endro emphasized that the Provincial Government of Lampung, in this case the Governor of Lampung as an extension of the central government, was also careless, careless and did not provide proper input to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
"The Minister of Home Affairs tends to be unwise in executing laws. It's like there are no other candidates. Is this carelessness or intentional? What's going on?" he explained.
He explained, referring to the explanation of Article 201 paragraph 9 of Law Number 10 of 2016 that the term of office of the Acting Regent is one year and can be extended for another year with the same or a different person.
"The maximum interpretation of one year is intended as a space for dismissing him if it turns out that before 1 year there are things that are deemed necessary to dismiss him, including based on an evaluation it turns out that his performance is not good. Not stopping halfway because he is entering retirement in the middle of his duties," he explained.
Endro said that the decision letter (SK) for the inauguration of the Acting Regent of Pringsewu was strange because it exceeded his term of office. In addition, replacing the Acting Regent of Pringsewu in the middle of the road due to retirement age would inconvenience all parties and could potentially cause uproar because it coincides with the 14 February 2024 simultaneous elections.
"Whatever form the decision takes, because it coincides with the election, it must be linked to politics. This is very unfavorable for the Ministry of Home Affairs, whose main task is to manage domestic government," he said.
He revealed that Commission II of the DPR RI has formed a working committee (Panja) to evaluate the performance of regional heads which will recommend replacing acting regional heads who are underperforming, unable to maintain neutrality ahead of the upcoming 14 February 2024 simultaneous elections.
University of Lampung (Unila) Public Policy Observer, Dedi Hermawan, said that it was only natural that people speculated that the extension of Adi Erlansyah's tenure as Acting Regent of Pringsewu would seem forced.
"Speculation or allegations of being forced into the extension of the Acting Regent of Pringsewu is unavoidable. This happened because the process of the appointment itself was not made clear and clear to the public," said Dedi.
According to Dedi, the community actually doesn't have a problem with who the official appointed as Acting Regent is. However, the appointment must involve the community so that there is no suspicion of dynastic politics.
"This speculation arose because the appointment was not made clear by the central and regional governments. There are also aspects to be assessed for the extension of the Acting Regent, such as considering his performance and track record," he said.
Dedi said that it was in the hands of the acting regents that the people had hopes that their regions could develop and progress and be much better than during the previous regent leadership.
Rapport can change local areas for the better, and this comes from leaders who have a vision for change and a strong driving force. "For this reason, the government cannot play games and must go through a strict process in submitting the Acting Regent," he said.
Member of Commission I DPRD Lampung Province, Watoni Noerdin, assessed that the central government, in this case the Ministry of Home Affairs, has its own regulations in appointing Acting Regents.
"The appointment and extension of the Acting Regent clearly have regulations, if for example an extension means that the Ministry of Home Affairs allows it. And there must have been consideration for this," said Watoni.
He said that the Ministry of Home Affairs continues to evaluate the performance of acting regional heads every three months. So it is possible that before retiring the Acting Regent of Pringsewu will have been replaced.
"Every three months it is always evaluated, for example until August it is evaluated, if it is possible then it will continue. It is possible that later in February 2024 it will not be extended so that a replacement must be made," he said. (*)
This news has been published in the Kupas Tuntas daily newspaper edition of Tuesday 30 May 2023 with the title "Retirement Period 10 Months Remaining, SK Acting Regent Adi Erlansyah Valid for One Year"
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