The Government to Provide Wage Subsidy Assistance for Employees with Under Rp 3 Million per Month Salary

- 05 April 2022 23:33 WIB
A pile of paper money (Unsplash/Jason Leung)
A pile of paper money (Unsplash/Jason Leung)

JAKARTADAILY.ID - According to reports, the government would grant Wage Subsidy Assistance or BSU worth Rp 8.8 million to workers or employees who earn less than Rp 3 million/month.

Airlangga Hartarto, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, stated that the BSU program is being prepared and will be revealed soon.

"Previously, there was a direction from the President on the BSU program to proceed to be completed," stated Airlangga Hartarto on Monday, April 4, 2022.

He further explained that the government's Wage Subsidy Assistance is a part of the 2022 National Economic Recovery Program (PEN).

The realization of the 2022 PEN has achieved Rp 29.3 trillion, or 6.4 percent of the Rp 455.62 trillion allocation, as of April 1, 2022.

The accomplishments include Rp 22.74 trillion in community protection, Rp 5 trillion in economic strengthening, and Rp 1.55 trillion in health care. Family Hope Program (PKH), Basic Food Cards, Pre-Employment Cards, and aid for merchants and fishers are among the aspects covered within the community protection initiatives.

"Community protection is given for the Family Hope Program (PKH), Basic Food Cards, Pre-Employment Cards, Village Unconditional Cash Transfer (BLT), and assistance for street vendors, stalls, and fishers," Airlangga Hartarto explained.

According to Airlangga, this year's PEN program was limited to three clusters: health care budgeted at Rp 122.54 trillion, community protection budgeted at Rp 154.76 trillion, and economic rehabilitation budgeted at Rp 178.32 trillion.

In terms of health care, the emphasis will be on the long-term management of COVID-19 and the acceleration of COVID-19 vaccination.

On the other hand, the community protection initiative will focus on preserving the poor and vulnerable's purchasing power and addressing extreme poverty.

The focus will next shift to developing employment opportunities and raising productivity to strengthen the economic recovery.

The article was translated from Pikiran-Rakyat.com's article titled "Pemerintah Bakal Beri Bantuan Subsidi Upah bagi Pegawai Bergaji di Bawah Rp3 Juta per Bulan".


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