Indonesian Government Announces Over 255,000 Civil Servant Vacancies Across Ministries

The Indonesian government is opening 255,826 civil servant vacancies and relocating thousands to the new capital Nusantara, a massive undertaking with far-reaching implications for the country's administrative landscape.

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Indonesian Government Announces Over 255,000 Civil Servant Vacancies Across Ministries

Indonesian Government Announces Over 255,000 Civil Servant Vacancies Across Ministries

The Indonesian government has announced a staggering 255,826 civil servant vacancies across various ministries for the year 2024.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs leads the pack with the highest number of openings at 110,553 positions, followed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology with 40,541 vacancies, and the Ministry of Social Affairs offering 40,839 positions.

This massive recruitment drive comes as part of the government's plan to relocate a significant number of civil servants to the new capital city, Nusantara, in East Kalimantan. The relocation process will be carried out in stages, with a handful of cabinet members expected to move as early as July, followed by a larger wave of nearly 12,000 civil servants in September.

The first wave of relocation in September will involve around 11,900 civil servants and certain high-ranking officials from 38 ministries and state institutions. Rather than moving all employees of 10 ministries at once, the government has opted for a staggered approach. The second and third waves are projected to relocate approximately 6,000 and 14,000 employees respectively, although the specific timeline for these phases has not been provided.

Why this matters: The Indonesian government's decision to open up such a large number of civil servant positions and relocate a significant portion of its workforce to the new capital city is a major undertaking. This move is expected to have far-reaching implications for the country's administrative landscape and the development of Nusantara as a new center of governance.

In preparation for the 79th Independence Day celebrations on August 17, which has been set as the deadline for relocating government employees, the government will focus on temporarily housing over 1,000 officials who will be involved in the festivities. Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono is among the few ministers expected to relocate to Nusantara as early as July to oversee the necessary arrangements.

Key Takeaways

  • Indonesia announces 255,826 civil servant vacancies for 2024.
  • Govt plans to relocate civil servants to new capital Nusantara.
  • First wave of 11,900 civil servants to move in Sept 2024.
  • Relocation tied to Aug 17 Independence Day celebrations.
  • Public Works Minister to relocate in July to oversee arrangements.