Badilag Explores the Cooperation with LPDP/Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education
Tuesday, July 1, 2020, Directorate General of the Religious Courts held an audience with the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) through a virtual meeting. Director-General, Dr. Drs. H. Aco Nur, S.H., M.H., led the audience directly, he was accompanied by the Director of Judicial Staff Development Dr. Candra Boy Seroza, S.Ag., M.Ag. and Head of Judicial Staff Development Section, Daud El Wadud, S.H., M.H., Head of Judge Mutation Section, Dr. Sultan, S.H., M.H., and Head of Section for Judge Development, Fitrizia Agustina, S.E. M.E .. LPDP was represented by the Scholarship Director Ir. Dwi Larso, MSIE, PhD., Director of Service Development and Risk Management (Cooperation), Emmanuel Agust Hartono, M.A., Head of the Cooperation Division, Head of the Scholarship Recruitment Division, and the LPDP Cooperation Team.
Human Resource Development at Religious Courts
The Director-General conveyed the intent and purpose of this meeting, “We would like to explore the cooperation with LPDP on scholarship program which hold every year, human resource development is our main focus on developing religious courts.” He opened his remarks.
Furthermore, Dirjen Badilag explained the institutional profile of religious courts. Currently, there are 412 religious courts and 29 religious high courts throughout Indonesia, there are 3.017 judges and 7.778 courts’ staffs who are scattered throughout Indonesia. Every year religious courts judge over 600.000 cases, this amount is 83,66% civil case of all civil cases which went to various courts. Change and reform in religious courts will broadly affect the society especially court users in Indonesia. "Currently, Religious courts throughout Indonesia are filled by the young judges who are 25-45 years old, their dedication to court development in Indonesia is priceless, the passion for self-development is very high, I hope can give a chance broadly to them to continue the education to the higher level at the best universities," said Dirjen Badilag.
The LPDP Collaboration Director welcomed the aims and objectives of the Directorate General of Badilag, according to him, the judicial body is a very important law enforcement institution so that the development of human resources through higher education scholarships is very relevant to follow up. In addition, he regretted the low participation of the Supreme Court and the lower judicial body in the LPDP scholarship program. "Since the LPDP was established in 2012, there were only 20 registrants from the Supreme Court and the Judiciary, and only 2 were successful in getting scholarships," he said.
The LPDP Scholarship Director gave his appreciation for the proactive steps of the Director-General of Badilag. "There is a lot of cooperation we can do, LPDP has a special scholarship scheme for Civil Servants, we are ready to help by providing socialization and training on preparing to get a scholarship, such as how to fill out forms, make a good CV or make a study proposal," he concluded.
Director of Judicial Staff Development of Badilag conveyed some of his hopes regarding this collaboration. "We hope that there will be a special and ongoing quota for religious courts so that every year we can adjust to the technical assistance development program that is set up every year, this is important to prepare the judges who will become court leaders in the future," he said.
Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education/LPDP
As written on the official website, https://www.lpdp.kemenkeu.go.id/ LPDP was born from the amendment to the 1945 Constitution which mandates that at least twenty percent of the State Revenue and Expenditure Budget (APBN) is for the education function. The Government and the Indonesian Parliament in 2010 through Law Number 2 of 2010 concerning the 2010 APBN-P agreed that some of the funds from the allocation of the education function in the APBN-P were made as the National Education Development Fund (DPPN) managed by an endowment management mechanism (endowment fund) by a Public Service Agency (BLU).
In 2011, the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Education and Culture agreed that the management of the DPPN and the utilization of the results of the management of the funds would be carried out by the Ministry of Finance but the officials and staff were a combination of Ministry of Finance employees and Ministry of Education and Culture employees.
Through the Minister of Finance Decree (KMK) Number 18/KMK.05/2012 dated January 30, 2012, the LPDP was designated as a government agency implementing the Public Service Agency financial pattern. Indonesian Education Scholarship, hereinafter abbreviated as BPI, is a scholarship program organized by the Indonesia Government through the LPDP, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia for financing education inside the country or abroad. Through the Minister of Finance Decree (KMK) Number 18/KMK.05/2012 dated January 30, 2012, the LPDP was designated as a government agency implementing the Public Service Agency financial pattern. Indonesian Education Scholarship, hereinafter abbreviated as BPI, is a scholarship program organized by the Indonesia Government through the LPDP, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia for financing education inside the country or abroad. (ak)