Social Minister urges Pos Indonesia to add social fund counters

KUALA LUMPUR Social Affairs Minister of Republic of Indonesia, Juliari P. Batubara has urged PT Pos Indonesia Chief Executive Officer, Gilarsi Wahyu Setijono to open more counters at post offices and prolong the distribution period of Cash Social Assistance (CSA).


“In accordance with President Joko Widodo’s instruction, I have had taken some measures with PT Pos and relevant working units in the Ministry of Social Affairs,” he said.


PT Pos has been reaching out through communities, but the minister deemed that they still needed more counters.



According to a statement, Juliari directed PT Pos to improve its service to the people by adding more distribution points, for instance, in village meeting halls, schools, Hamlet, or any locations accessible by the Beneficiary Families (BMs).


The minister also demanded Pos Indonesia to prolong the CSA distribution period so that they could serve more BMs daily.


“It may start from 7am until the end or night every day. Therefore, more BMs can be served,” he said.



In addition, Juliari instructed the Directorate General of Poverty Handling to keep monitoring and reporting every CSA distribution progress.


Source: BERNAMA News Agency