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A number of new breakthroughs in the Extension of Papua Special Autonomy, by Thiery P.

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Thiery P. | Papuan Observer

Deputy Chairperson of the Special Special Committee for the Papua Special Autonomy Bill, Yan Permenas Mandenas, claimed that the budget management in the new Papua Special Autonomy Bill had answered the public’s anxiety.

He said, there were a number of things that became a breakthrough in the regulation. First, there is an increase in the General Allocation Fund (DAU) from 2 percent to 2.25 percent.

Then, the bill has also introduced targeted and systematic budget management, including those related to the disbursement of Otsus funds through two formats, namely general revenue and performance-based revenue.

What is meant by governance with a general revenue approach and performance-based revenue, the implementation of which is, performance-based revenue stipulating that a minimum of 30 percent is allocated for education, and 20 percent for health, as stated in Article 34 Paragraph 3 letter e part 2

This policy, he added, is expected to be a solution for Papuan Indigenous People (OAP) in responding to the needs and demands of education and health, which so far have not been optimally allocated.

“This effort is nothing but, in the context of increasing the welfare of life and guarantees for the future of indigenous Papuans”

Then, Yan continued, there was an additional infrastructure fund for the implementation of special autonomy.

The amount of funds determined between the government and the DPR based on provincial proposals in each fiscal year, is primarily intended for financing infrastructure development.

Furthermore, Yan explained that the Papua Special Autonomy Bill also regulated indicators in the distribution of special autonomy funds, including taking into account the number of indigenous Papuans, the level of geographical difficulty, and the cost index.

The member of Commission I of the DPR continued, if previously the distribution of special autonomy funds was regulated by the Papua Provincial Government, now the mechanism is directly determined by the central government. This is stated in Article 34 Paragraph 11 of the Papua Special Autonomy Bill.

Deputy Chairperson of the Special Special Committee for the Papua Special Autonomy Bill, Yan Permenas Mandenas, claimed that the budget management in the new Papua Special Autonomy Bill had answered the public’s anxiety.

He said, there were a number of things that became a breakthrough in the regulation. First, there is an increase in the General Allocation Fund (DAU) from 2 percent to 2.25 percent.

Then, the bill has also introduced targeted and systematic budget management, including those related to the disbursement of Otsus funds through two formats, namely general revenue and performance-based revenue.

What is meant by governance with a general revenue approach and performance-based revenue, the implementation of which is, performance-based revenue stipulating that a minimum of 30 percent is allocated for education, and 20 percent for health, as stated in Article 34 Paragraph 3 letter e part 2

This policy, he added, is expected to be a solution for Papuan Indigenous People (OAP) in responding to the needs and demands of education and health, which so far

Then, Yan continued, there was an additional infrastructure fund for the implementation of special autonomy.

The amount of funds determined between the government and the DPR based on provincial proposals in each fiscal year, is primarily intended for financing infrastructure development.

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