Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Vice President Boediono has said bureaucratic reform was not just a rhetoric or discourse but was a serious thing that had to be done.
"The bureaucratic reform made by the government is not just a discourse or empty words," Vice President Boediono said in his directives to the participants of a working meeting on State Financial Accountability Improvement at his office here on Wednesday.
Present at the meeting were among others Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi, State Minister for Administrative Reforms EE Mangindaan, and Financial and Development Supervisory Board (BPKP) chief Mardiasmo.
The main responsibility of BPKP is to conduct supervisory functions, in terms of conducting audit assignments.
The audit assignments may include the audits that are planned by BPKP itself and the audits that are especially ordered by local governments, law enforcement officers, departments/instances, state and regional-owned enterprises or lenders.
In addition to the audit assignments, BPKP provides assistance services to the government in improving its management control system and governance.
The assistance may include the development of performance accountability systems, the development of regional government accounting system and the implementation of good public governance and good corporate governance.
On the occasion the vice president said the government did not want to utter empty words on bureaucratic reforms but wanted to implement it in a tangible manner.
The vice president said the government has prepared the main design and the road map of the bureaucratic reforms.
According to him, the bureaucratic reforms would be an instrument used to run an effective and clean governance.
With the presence of bureaucratic reforms, the vice president said it was expected that there would no longer be a misuse of public authority by public officials in wider sense.
"Bureaucratic reforms should be started from the top and not from the bottom," the vice president said.