President wants state budget funds spent in result-oriented ways

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President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has asked ministers and the heads of all government agencies and state institutions to develop a result-oriented mindset in the spending of state budget funds.

In his address at a function to hand 2011 Budget-funded Project Porposal Lists (DIPA 2011) to cabinet ministers, state institution chiefs and provincial governors at the State Palace here on Tuesday, the President asked that the budget be used in more innovative, creative, and proactive manner.

“Let us change our mindset on the use of State Budget funds from input-based to output- and outcome-based. Stop using budget funds in the `business as usual` way,” the president said.

On the occasion the head of state asked state officials, ministers, and governors to observe efficiency on their service trips, meeting activities, operational as well as non-operational activities.

“Do not be wasteful. Conducting a meeting at a hotel outside Jakarta instead of at a government building while all participants are from Jakarta is wasteful,” the president said.

The head of state also asked that activities which were funded with foreign loans should be conducted as efficiently as possible.

The 2011 State Budget consists of state revenues and grants amounting to Rp1,104.9 trillion, up 11.3 percent from the previous year`s budget.

The allocation of the State Budget is Rp1,229.6 trillion which represents an increase of 9.2 percent from the previous year`s budget while the budget deficit was projected to amount to Rp124.66 trillion, or 1.8 percent of gross domestic product.

source : antara