Indonesia’s National Civil Service Agency Reports Record High Applications
Historic Spike in Registrations for Civil Service Positions
Indonesia’s National Civil Service Agency (BKN) has recently reported a record-breaking number of registrants for the selection of state civil apparatus candidates (CASN), which includes candidates for civil servants (CPNS) and government employees with work agreements (PPPK). The data, as of September 26, 2023, shows a significant rise in the number of applicants vying for various positions under several government institutions.
Ministry of Law and Human Rights Tops the List
According to the BKN’s data, the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Kemenkum – HAM) attracted the highest number of CPNS applicants with a total of 8,598. The Secretariat General of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) followed closely, with 7,920 applicants, and the Supreme Court (MA) received 4,589 applications. Overall, the total number of CPNS applicants reached a staggering 340,696.
PPPK Registrations Also See a Significant Surge
The number of PPPK registrations also experienced a surge. The total number of registrants for PPPK Teachers was 245,907, with 97,987 applicants for PPPK health workers, and 163,417 for PPPK Technicians. This surge in registrations underlines the substantial interest in civil service jobs in Indonesia.
Over Half a Million Formations Open for CASN Selection
The government has announced the opening of 572,496 formations for this year’s CASN selection. These formations include 72 central government institutions with 78,862 ASN and regional governments with 493,634 ASN. The CASN 2023 registration, which went live on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, via the official BKN website, has seen an unprecedented response from aspirants across the country, leading to the historic number of applications.
Record-breaking Registrations: A Look at the Past
This year’s CASN registration has broken previous records in the history of CPNS recruitment in Indonesia. In stark contrast, CPNS applicants in 2014 reached only 2.6 million, while in 2017 the number was 2.4 million. The increase in applications is seen as a positive sign of the growing interest in civil service jobs in Indonesia.
Extended Registration Period and Postponed Recruitments
Originally scheduled to close on October 10, 2018, the registration period was extended until October 15, 2018, due to various reasons including natural disasters in several regions of Indonesia and difficulties in accessing the registration website. However, the recruitment process for disaster-affected regions in Central Sulawesi has been postponed, and the same applies to regional CPNS recruitments in Papua and West Papua.
The record-breaking registrations for CASN selection this year highlight the increasing appeal of civil service jobs among Indonesia’s workforce. The Ministry of Law and Human Rights is the most sought-after institution, followed by the Secretariat General of the Corruption Eradication Commission and the Supreme Court. With the registration period extended and some recruitments postponed, the final number of applications is expected to increase further, breaking all previous records.
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