Interior Minister Bronto Somohardjo wants to rotate allowing government employees to work from home temporarily. Civil servants now spend, on average, 30 to 40 percent of their salaries just to get to work as a result of rising gas prices. According to the minister, among the many issues facing the nation is the high cost of gasoline, which has an adverse impact on everyone, including government employees.
Additionally, it may be inferred from what is obvious and conspicuous that 53,000 government employees must commute to work in the morning and return home in the afternoon. This leads in extremely heavy traffic on public highways, which in turn causes civil servants to sit in traffic jams for at least half an hour. This results in a loss of 27,000 hours of productivity each day, or SRD 308 million per year.
It’s not an easy problem to fix, but we must start, says Somohardjo. For the purpose of reducing the cost of transportation, I think that temporarily working from home in a rotational system is a viable answer because it keeps state expenses flat while lowering employee expenditures.
During the Covid era, this model was already in use. The minister is considering a modified model in which employees of the government could temporarily work from home using a rotational approach. They must cut back on their spending so they have more money to spend.