The Transformation of Merit System in Indonesian Civil Servant Promotion System

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Bureaucratic Reform became one of Indonesia administrative reform strategy. Civil service as the importing agent of bureaucratic is need to be reformed for making good governance and good public services. When administrative reform is defined as a political process which is designed to compromised bureaucracy and other systems in community, the process itself would never be free of political interference. It's a challenge for bureaucracy in Indonesia to run of the Act, the newest form of management system for civil servant, based on merit system. Because one of the act goals is to build civilian personnel who have integrity, professional, neutral and free from political interference, free from corruption, collusion, and nepotism and be able to organize a public service to community. This paper objective is analyzing the merit system in the three of act, specific on promotion system. Research was done with literature study, data collection using interviews with the key persons (such as policy maker, and the ministerial officials). Qualitative analysis is used to process the data. The result of this study show the comparisons analyzes of the three acts on civil service promotion system in Indonesia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-28
JournalInternational Journal of Management and Administrative Sciences (IJMAS)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • Bureaucratic reform, Merit system, Promotion system, Civil service


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