While many Jakartans are preparing themselves for the long Idul Fitri holiday, officials from many city departments are ready to work in shifts to make sure the city runs smoothly.
“The Public Order Agency [Satpol PP], Transportation Agency, Health Agency, Environmental Agency and Firefighter Agency are required to stand by and work in shifts,” Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat said on Monday.
It would be a long holiday, Djarot said, from Jun. 23 until Jul. 3, a total of 10 days.
“I have ordered the inspectorate not to give any leave extensions until after July 3,” Djarot said, adding that those who were absent without acceptable reason would receive sanctions such as a cut in their regional performance allowances (TKD).
Djarot said that Jakarta civil servants could not leave their jobs before June 23 and they had to start working on time after July 3.
Djarot also said the long holiday was good because Jakartans could make their Idul Fitri exodus earlier, which would boost the economy in their hometowns and reduce traffic jams in the capital.
He also warned Jakarta civil servants not to use official vehicles during the Idul Fitri exodus. “The vehicles can only be used for official purposes,” he said, adding that those who were on duty in the city during the long Idul Fitri holiday could use official vehicles. (dra)
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