Ministry Launches Wage Subsidy Program for Education Workers

    Wahyu Dwi Anggoro - 18 November 2020 14:36 WIB
    Ministry Launches Wage Subsidy Program for Education Workers
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    Jakarta: Ministry of Education and Culture has launched wage subsidy program for non-civil servant educators and educational personnel.

    The program is provided for approximately two million beneficiaries and each beneficiary will get Rp 1.8 million.

    "The Government provides wage subsidy to support the front liners in our schools who have contributed to our children’s education amid the pandemic," Minister of Education and Culture Nadiem Makarim said in a media release on Tuesday.

    The beneficiaries of the program consist of 162,000 lecturers from state higher education institutions and private higher education institutions, more than 1.6 million non-civil servant educators and educational personnel in state and private education institutions, and 237,000 library staffers, operators, laboratory personnel, and administrative staffers. 

    "The total budget is Rp 3.67 trillion," the Minister said.

    Nadiem said that the assistance will be distributed in several stages until the end of November 2020. Related to the disbursement mechanism, Ministry of Education and Culture has created new accounts in banks for each beneficiary. The detailed information can be accessed at info.gtk.kemdikbud.go.id and pddikti.kemdikbud.go.id.

    "The beneficiaries can activate the account until 30 June 2021. We provide a very long time to make sure everyone can get (the assistance)," Nadiem said.

    (WAH)

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