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Buntok 09 May 2022. On ceremony morning Monday 9 May 202 Chief judge in Religious court of Buntok, Mustolich, S.H.I., M.H. gave appreciation to all employees in Religious Court of Buntok regarding the announcement of the results of the Performance Assessment of the Work Units in the Religious Courts Quarter 1 on April 28, 2022. "Alhamdulillah, our performance has increased, moreover, our ranking has increased quite significantly when compared to the previous quarter's performance," said Mustolich, S.H.I., M.H. For the Central Kalimantan region, Religious court of Buntok was ranked first in the Work Performance Assessment announced by Religious Judiciary.

Chief judge in Religious court of Buntok in particular also gave the highest appreciation to the Mediators Religious court of Buntok, namely Dr. Dani Ramdhani, S.H.I., M.H. and Mr. Abdulloh Mubarok Al Ahmady, S.H.I., M.E. He feel grateful and thankfully to these mediators of Religious court of Buntok that got a high score in the Mediation Work Performance Assessment. The mediation section score of the Religious Court of Buntok reached 7.5, this is the highest score compared to other religious courts. According to data, during 2022, the Religious court of Buntok has mediated 12 times, with details of 5 being successful with the revocation and the peace deed, 6 being partially successful and 1 still running.

Mediation in divorce cases is a challenging in itself because trying to soften a hard heart after fighting might takes months or even years, it is intricate, but increasing knowledge both physically and spiritually can produce satisfying results in 2022. In addition to divorce cases, the mediator of the Religious Courts of Buntok has also succeeded in resolving inheritance cases with an asset value of more than Rp. 1 billion, covering several lands and several houses, as well as several businesses that have been run by the heirs.

Furthermore, Chief judge in Religious court of Buntok gave advised that all employees in Religious court of Buntok could further improve their work performance, with regard to creating service innovations to the community, particularly . These innovations must be able to answer the challenges and obstacles that exist in the Religious court of Buntok and all these innovations should make it easier for the community to get excellent services. (bn)

The following is a link regarding the results of the announcement of the performance appraisal of work units within the Religious Courts Quarter I 2022: https://badilag.mahkamahagung.go.id/pengumuman-elektronik/pengumuman-elektronik/value-akhir-penilaian-prestasi-kinerja-work-unit-in-the-court-religious-quarter-i-year-2022-28-4

The Supreme Court has determined the strategic steps for Human Resources Management 2020-2024 within the Supreme Court and it’s four jurisdiction of judiciary according to the blueprint for judiciary reform 2010-2035, must be based on competency-based. This is aligned with the demands of bureaucratic reform which obliged human resource administrators to shift the role of administrative personnel to more strategic personnel management.

In accordance with the strategic steps, The Directorate General of Religious Judiciary has held Fulbright scholarship webinar for Religious Court Personnel collaborating with AMINEF (the American-Indonesian Exchange Foundation). The webinar started by the opening remarks from the Director General of Religious Judiciary of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia Mr. Dr. Drs H. Aco Nur, S.H. M.H., hosted by the Director of technical and administrative personnel development of the religious judiciary Mr. Dr. Chandra Boy Seroza, S.Ag. M.Ag. and the presentation from the Associate Communication Officer of AMINEF Mrs. Miftahul Mardliyah as keynote speaker.

Mr. Director General said in his opening remarks about the human resource development within the religious judiciary “to build the vision of modern and trusted religious judiciary, a professional and qualified personnel are essential. That is why I encouraged judges and religious court personnel to enhance their skills and competencies by participating in this scholarships program”. In addition, Mr. Director then continued by describing the Directorate General of Religious Judiciary as one of the 7 Echelons one of the Supreme Court with 441 work units across Indonesia, 9.377 court personnel consisting of 2.980 judges, 4.050 registry personnel and 2.118 secretariat personnel.

There are scholarships relevant and suitable for religious court personnel as Miftahul Mardliyah said in her presentation, such as Fulbright master and doctoral degree, non-degree scholarships Hubert H. Humphrey fellowship program for Mid-Career Professionals and Fulbright US–ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative Program.

The general requirements for applying the scholarship are:

  1. Be an Indonesian citizen and not a permanent resident of the US, or be currently living in the US
  2. Possess leadership qualities and show experience in community service
  3. Have preparation in, and a demonstrated commitment to their chosen field of study
  4. Be proficient in English
  5. Have an outstanding academic record
  6. Demonstrate that they can realistically accomplish full-time graduate study or conduct research in the US
  7. Demonstrate a strong commitment to return to Indonesia upon completion of the Fulbright scholarship program

While hosting the webinar, Mr Chandra Boy Seroza conveyed that as a state of law, religious court is one of essential institution in the foundation of this country, that any changes and/or policies made within the religious judiciary will have great impacts toward the society. Furthermore, the Directorate General of Religious judiciary’s effort to hone its judiciary personnel will determine the shape of religious judiciary in the future, if the state provides opportunities for them to develop themselves in continuing their studies to a higher degree at the best universities in the world. Unquestionably, the investment in education for religious court personnel will pay off back to the state.

The webinar was followed by the Directorate General of the Religious Judiciary personnel, 29 religious courts of Appeal, and 412 religious courts of first instance across Indonesia and was meant to provide information and support for religious court personnel who are willing to pursue their master degree, doctoral degree, and even short course programs at best universities in the United States of America as well as hoping for best scheme of further partnership between the Directorate General of the Religious Judiciary and AMINEF in terms of providing scholarships for higher education for religious court personnel to build and enhance a professional court personnel. (yh)

For further information on scholarships provided by AMINEF please click on the link AMINEF - American Indonesian Exchange Foundation

Jantho Sharia Court held trial outside the building of Jantho Sharia Court or as known as the mobile court, located in the Office of Religious Affairs of Ingin Jaya District, Aceh Besar, Friday.

The trial began at nine o'clock local time. The team consisted of three judges, one clerk of court, one substitute clerk of court, and one administrator.

This time, the court had heard about ten cases dominated by divorce cases, and the rest were inheritance cases.

The court gave an advantage to the society considering people from Ingin Jaya District had to take about ten to sixty kilometers to reach the court building.

The Head of Jantho Sharia Court, Siti Salwa, explained that the trial court aimed to provide an excellent service to society. 'We have planned to hold more mobile trials this year than the previous year. We hope that we can help the society so that they feel the benefit,' she said.

She claimed that the mobile court they held could help justice seekers who experience barriers such as transportation, distance, and costs. So, they have a trial nearby they live. (dh)

Providing Justice to Remote Areas of Borneo

Thursday, April 7, 2022, which also coincided with the 5th of Ramadan 1443 H, located in Bangkuang Village, Karau Kuala District, South Barito Regency, Central Kalimantan, Religious Court of Buntok conducted trial outside of court building Religious Court of Buntok (mobile court). The implementation of the Mobile Court will continue as usual without reducing the quality of services even though it takes place in the month of Ramadan because it aims to provide optimal legal services to people that seeking justice, difficulties or obstacles in coming to the Religious Court of Buntok so that they can save time and transportation costs by being closer to the location for the residence of the litigant parties in the Karau Kuala District.

It takes 1 hour by car and followed by a boat ride (Kelotok) which takes around 30 minutes to arrive at the location of the mobile court. The trial outside of court building in the Karau Kuala Kali sub-district is a form of service and implementation of the "MELAWEN" Service (Directly Serves Residents Who Don't Complain) and the delivery of Products, (Copy of Court Decision) giving final disposition and a copy of court decision to the parties at the same day.

The Bangkuang Village location was used as the location for the Trial outside of Court Session (mobile court) because it was a follow-up activity from the previous session. Religious court of Buntok will continue to strive to provide maximum service for justice seekers who may not have been able to come to the Religious Court of Buntok due to the location of their residence which is far from the Religious Court of Buntok, so that in the future the Trial outside of Court Session can be held continuously on a regular basis. On behalf of the leadership and the entire extended family of the Buntok Religious Court, Chief Judge of Religious Court of Buntok said “I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the parties that involved for the implementation of this activity, particularly to the headman of Bangkuang and his staff who have allowed and provided a place to serve as a trial location for the Religious Court of Buntok.” (bn)



Located at the Haris Hotel, Surabaya, Directorate General of Religious Courts held a National Coordination Meeting (Rakor) from March 13 to March 15, 2022. His Excellency the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Prof. Dr. H. M. Syarifuddin, S.H., M.H. open this event directly. In his opening speech, he appreciates the achievements made by the religious courts and so that these achievements are have to be maintained.

During 2021, the religious courts won awards in the form of a Corruption-Free Area (WBK) and a Clean and Serving Bureaucratic Area (WBBM) from the the Ministry of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform. To date, 104 religious courts have received the WBK predicate and 6 work units have achieved the WBBM predicate, including Badilag which became the first echelon I unit under Supreme Court to achieve this predicate.

In addition to the above achievements, at the end of 2021 Badilag won the "Top Digital Award 4 Star" and "Top Leader on Digital Implementation" for the Director General Badilag from IT Works Magazine in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication and Information. This achievement inspired Badilag to take the theme of the 2022 National Coordination Meeting "Improving Technology-Based Performance Towards World Class Religious Court".

On this occasion, the Chief Justice also launched 2 Badilag innovation applications, namely the Religious Courts Technical Personnel Management Information System (SIMTEPA) and Access CCTV Online (ACO).
 SIMTEPA application supports the SIKEP of the Supreme Court in meeting Badilag's needs for promotion and transfer policies. ACO application supports the realization of transparency, supervision, and monitoring of the performance of all work units within the religious courts. Specifically, ACO aplication obtains a MURI record for CCTV installations of more than 4000 points in all religious courts in Indonesia.

Director General of Badilag, Dr. Drs. H. Aco Nur, S.H., M.H., in his report cites a well-known saying "maintaining is more difficult than achieving". This adage must be a motivation for all work units within the religious courts to continue to improve their performance, he stressed. 

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