A Draft Law for the Division of Papua Startes to be Discussed in 2022

goodmorningpapua.com – A Minister of Home Affairs (Mendagri) Tito Karnavian said that the division of Papua would soon be conducted. He said that the division will begin to discuss the draft law (RUU) in 2022. He hopes that by 2023 there will be a new autonomous region (DOB) in Papua.

“(The year of divisions) 2022 has been regulated, the law has been discussed. Hopefully 2023,” he said after a meeting with Vice President (Vice President) Maruf Amin, Wednesday (15/12/2021). Previously, the vice president, Maruf Amin, said that he would soon do the division to accelerate development in Papua.

“It may also be accelerated regarding the development of regional expansion in Papua. In order to accelerate development,” he said.

Regarding the division in Papua, there are different rules from those applied to other regions. This is as regulated in Government Regulation (PP) No.106/2021 concerning Authority and Institutional Implementation of Special Autonomy Policy for Papua Province. In this case the division in Papua has a specificity, namely without going through a preparatory area and not having to meet basic or administrative requirements.

As is known, based on the Regional Government Law, to become a new autonomous region (DOB) the division is required to go through a preparatory area. If not develope during being a preparation area, it will be returned to the parent area. A preparatory area can only become a new autonomous region if it is assessed to be well developed. In addition, it must also meet basic requirements consisting of basic regional requirements and basic regional capacity requirements. Then, it must also meet administrative requirements including several things.

Among other things, for the division of the province, there must be mutual approval from the provincial DPRD and the main governor as well as joint approval from the regency/municipal DPRD with the regent/mayor which will become the coverage area of ​​the province’s preparatory area.

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