Jakarta, Armfalcon.com —
Governor of Central Java Ganjar Pranowo officially become a presidential candidate (candidate) from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP).
This was conveyed by the Chairperson of PDIP Megawati Soekarnoputri at the Batu Tulis Palace on Friday (21/4).
Then, how much is Ganjar’s salary if later elected as president?
The amount of the basic salary of the president and vice president is stated in Law (UU) Number 7 of 1978 concerning the Financial/Administrative Rights of the President and Vice President. Until now, there has been no revision of this regulation.
In this regulation it is stated that the salary of the president is set at six times the highest basic salary of state officials other than the president and vice president.
The salary of the highest state officials other than the president and vice president is IDR 5.04 million per month. This amount is the salary for high-ranking state officials at the level of Speaker of the DPR and Chair of the MPR.
This means that the president’s basic salary can reach IDR 30.24 million per month (6 x IDR 5.04 million).
In addition to the basic salary, the president also receives a position allowance as regulated in Presidential Decree (Keppres) Number 68 of 2001 concerning Amendments to Presidential Decree Number 168 of 2000 concerning Position Allowances for Officials of Certain Countries.
The presidential allowance is set at IDR 32.5 million per month. Thus, if elected president in the 2024 presidential election, Ganjar can pocket at least IDR 62 million per month.
However, in addition to salary and benefits, of course, a president also receives operational funds. This is the budget received to support the president’s activities, although the value does not vary each year.
Based on the Regulation of the Minister of Finance (PMK) Number 48 of 2008 concerning Operational Funds for the President and Vice President, it is determined that the funds provided annually are only used for purposes related to the work of the Head of State.
“The President and Vice President are funds provided to support operational activities related to representation, service, security, and convenience costs and other activities to expedite the implementation of the duties of the President and Vice President,” Article 1 of the PMK reads.