Haeril Halim, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | National | Tue, December 17 2013, 9:57 AM
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) released its 2013 integrity survey on Monday, with the Food and Drugs Monitoring Agency (BPOM) receiving the highest score for public services.
The BPOM scored 7.69 percent in the integrity index, above the average national index of 6.80 percent. The Environment Ministry was second with 7.64 percent, followed by Fatmawati Hospital with 7.58 percent.
Also receiving favorable scores were the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) with 7.57 percent; the Agriculture Ministry with 7.49 percent; the Education and Culture Ministry with 7.46 percent; Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital with 7.45 percent; the Health Ministry with 7.41 percent; the Communications and Information Ministry with 7.41 percent; and the Manpower and Transmigration Ministry with 7.40 percent.
Three state institutions receiving the lowest score were the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry with 7.12 percent, the Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI) with 7.09 percent and the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry with 6.88 percent.
KPK deputy chairman Busyro Muqoddas said the scores of some government institutions indicated public services had improved.
“The 2013 survey shows public services are getting better as all institutions received higher scores than the standard set by the KPK at 6 percent,” Busyro said.
“The improvement shows the seriousness of state institutions in fighting corruption. I hope this can be a motivation for all to improve public services in the future,” Busyro said.
The KPK, which conducted the survey between May to September 2013, also found that central government agencies on average scored higher, with an average score of 7.37 percent, than local government agencies, which scored an average of 6.82 percent.
Three local administrations receiving the highest scores were Pare-Pare municipality in South Sulawesi with 7.71 percent, Surabaya municipality in East Java with 7.61 percent and Bitung municipality in North Sulawesi.
Administrations receiving the lowest scores were Bengkulu, Palangkaraya and Jayapura with 6.04 percent, 5.97 percent and 5.68 percent, respectively.
The KPK surveyed 85 state institutions, including 20 at national level and 60 at local level, while interviewing 15,000 respondents.
KPK director of research and development division Roni Dwi Susanto said among the targets of the survey was the procurement of goods and services.
“In previous years, corrupt practices were dominant in goods procurement and that’s why we decided to survey the sector this year,” Roni said.
In the 2012 survey, 10 state institutions receiving the highest scores were PT Jamsostek with 7.49 percent; the Education and Culture Ministry with 7.43 percent; the BKPM with 7.29 percent; the BPOM with 7.24 percent; the Health Ministry with 7.07 percent; the National Nuclear Energy Agency with 7.03 percent; the Trade Ministry with 7.03 percent; the Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Ministry with 6.97 percent; the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry with 6.89 percent; and PT Angkasa Pura II with 6.98 percent.
The three state intuitions that received the lowest scores were the Communications and Information Ministry with 6.48 percent; PT Pelindo II with 6.34 percent and the Forestry Ministry with 5.55 percent.
The 2012 survey, conducted from June to October 2012, revealed that the central government agencies on average scored 6.86 percent, while local administrations scored 6.32 percent.