Wed, 10 Mar 2010

The government will form a special team overseeing bureaucratic reforms that will be answerable to the Vice President.

Vice President Boediono will schedule the first meeting today (Wednesday) with Cabinet ministers or their representatives, his spokesman, Yopie Hidayat, said Tuesday.

The team is an upgraded version of a previous system led by the State Bureaucratic Reforms Ministry, which was said to be ineffective.

The new system is expected to strengthen interdepartmental coordination in bureaucratic reforms.

Under the new system, Boediono will be aided by three coordinating ministers, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Home Minister Gamawan Fauzi and Presidential Work Unit for Development Monitoring and Control (UKP4) chairman Kuntoro Mangkusubroto.

“The team’s main job is to make sure the reform program is effective. It will focus not only on funding but also public services,” Yopie said as quoted by Antara.