Delegation of the State Financial Accountability Board (BAKN) House of Representatives has made a working visit to the UK on 15-19 May 2012 in order to increase the capacity of the system BAKN, procedures and good practiceseffectiveness of public financial management, and exchange practical information and experiences on aspects of technical, legal and political oversight of the budget with the relevant agencies in the UK. A delegation led by the Chairman BAKN, Dr.Sumarjati Arjoso (F-Gerindra), consisting of 5 members including John Sacawiria (F-Democrat), Komaruddin Sjam (F-Golkar Party), Eva Kusuma Sundari (F-PDIP), Yasin Nur (F-PKB) and Hasan Bisri, Vice Chairman of BPK RI, and 2 Expert and Secretariat staff BAKN.
BAKN In his working visit Parliament delegation held meetings with several agencies, among others;
1. Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) to discuss issues related to the powers and responsibilities of the OBR in the investigation and reporting of public finances in an objective, transparent and independent;
2. National Audit Office (NAO) to discuss the role and functioning of the NAO to carry out scrutiny of public spending on behalf of Parliament and execute audits of agencies and departments of the central government to improve government performance and service;
3. Public Accounts Committee and the Public Accounts Commission of the British Parliament to discuss the processes, work procedures, powers and responsibilities of the supervisory bodies of public financial accountability in British Parliament;
4. Meeting with Professor Lord Norton of Louthuntuk obtain information on the role played by the House of Lords in carrying out the monitoring function of public finance, and
5. Meeting with Indonesian Caucus, All Party Parliamentary Group on Indonesia(APPGI) in order to improve bilateral relations between the Parliament. The series of meetings also aimed to strengthen networking among Members of Parliament of both countries.
During his stay in England, BAKN delegation also held a meeting with the Indonesian community in London, at the Embassy in London, on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. In a meeting with the theme 'Socialization BAKN' submitted that BAKN as the newly formed Agency in the House in 2009 would take much effort to improve its capacity to function effectively in the country's financial supervisory system.Answering questions representative of Indonesian Student Association (PPI) in London on the request for clarification to the public agenda, transparency / budget details visit work and access the documentation in the form of a written report. The delegation said that the visit work carried out within the framework of BAKN institutional capacity building, as well as schedule and budget transparency can be provided upon request, and facilitated by the USAID delegation without using state funds. Expected comparative information regarding the oversight of the budget obtained from the results of the working visit this time to provide input for the proposed revisions to the bill MD3 (MPR, DPR, DPD and DPRD) BAKN relevant authority in order to carry out the task BAKN and function better.
London, May 16, 2012