Govt bans state-owned enterprises` CEOs from holding meeting in hotels

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Jakarta, Nov 25 – As a budget-saving measure, State-owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno has instructed CEOs and directors of state-owned enterprises to hold meetings in their offices rather than in hotels.

“Meetings must be held in the office. If there are official visits scheduled, the CEOs and directors must stay in budget hotels. All state-owned enterprises activities must be efficient,” Rini noted here on Monday.

According to the minister, the policy was in accordance with the governments plan to maximize budget efficiency. The Ministry of State Employees and Bureaucracy Reform had earlier banned state employees from conducting meetings in hotels and reducing the number of unnecessary official visits.

Minister of State Employees and Bureaucratic Reform Yuddy Chrisnandi earlier stated that the new efficiency policy implemented on governmental bodies could save up to 20 percent of the state budget.

The efficiency policy will come into effect from December 1, 2014, and is applicable to all employees in the ministries, provincial governments, and district governments.