BPKP: The media needs to understand the difference between the roles of the BPKP and the BPK

The context when talking about BPKP is supervision, while BPK is in the context of inspection or re-examination. BPKP is an internal auditor from the government, while BPK is an external auditor

Jakarta (Armfalcon.com) – Head of the Legal and Communications Bureau of BPKP Eri Satriana said the media needed to better understand the differences between the roles of the Financial and Development Supervisory Agency (BPKP) and the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK), bearing in mind that many media still misunderstand the two agencies.

He explained that the BPKP acts as the government’s internal auditor, in which the BPKP oversees certain projects, then provides the results of supervision to be used as input in government decision making. BPKP supervision includes cross-sectoral activities, the activities of the state general treasurer or the finance minister, as well as assignments from the president.

Meanwhile, BPK on the other hand, he said, acts as the government’s external auditor. With this status, the BPK carries out audits of government finances after irregularities with certain projects, and the results will be conveyed to the public through the People’s Representative Council (DPR).

“The context when talking about BPKP is supervision, while BPK is in the context of inspection or re-examination. BPKP is the government’s internal auditor, while BPK is an external auditor,” said Eri in Jakarta, Wednesday.

Eri explained, because the results of the BPKP’s inspection became input into the decision-making process, the BPKP could not convey the results of supervision directly to the public, but had to simultaneously with the relevant policy makers.

He conveyed this in the “Media Briefing: Strengthening Communication of Monitoring Results to Improve BPKP’s Reputation”.

Broadly speaking, the specific tasks carried out by BPKP include auditing, reviewing, evaluating, and monitoring. Then in terms of assistance in strengthening governance, it includes fostering the application of the Government Internal Control System (SPIP), fostering the implementation of risk management, fostering the implementation of APIP capabilities, fostering corruption prevention, and fostering SOE governance.

“BPKP supervision does not have to wait for the president’s request, it can be proactive. The results of BPKP supervision will be taken into consideration in making a decision,” said Eri.

Meanwhile, in 2022, BPKP’s supervisory contribution to state finances will reach IDR 117.83 trillion.

In detail, the BPKP has succeeded in preventing a leakage of Rp. 117.8 trillion in funds in 2022. In terms of saving state finances of Rp. 37.0 trillion, optimizing state revenues of Rp. 4.5 trillion, and spending efficiency of Rp. 76.3 trillion.

Then in terms of supervisory activities, BPKP managed to carry out 18,300 supervision activities. These activities include consulting 3,887 companies, as well as audits, reviews and evaluations of 14,413 activities.

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Reporter: Bayu Saputra
Editor: Biqwanto Situmorang

source: www.antaranews.com

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