Committee IV DPD RI Questions the Consistency of DAU Allocation Formula in Budget 2011
In the preparation of the DPD consideration for the implementation of Act No. 10 Year 2010 on the state budget; DPD RI found that there was inconsistency between the formula od PDN Neto (Net Domestic Revenue) of Act No. 33 Year 2004 with the Act of State Budget 2011. According to the study of the Committee IV DPD RI, if the DAU budget (General Allocation Fund) was calculated using the formula set in the Act 33/2004, and then in the Act of State Budget 2011, there is a shortage of DAU budget of Rp. 39.7 Billion. This was revealed in the Meeting of Committee IV DPD RI with the Finance Minister and Deputy of Regional Development and Autonomy (representing the Minister for National Development Planning / Head of Bappenas) with the agenda of “Submission of Proposed Priority Areas program by the DPD RI on the draft of State Budget on Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 and Financial Note: Implementation of State Budget and Accountability Bill on FY 2011, Tuesday (10/7/2012).
Responding to the findings of Committee IV DPD RI, Director General of Fiscal Balance of the Finance Ministry, Marwanto Harjowiryono, explained that the amount of DAU is planned at the beginning of the fiscal year and is formulated according to the initial planning year. “DAU different with DBH (Revenue Sharing Fund) is defined by origin, in accordance with the realization. So that the amount is fixed in accordance with DAU early planning set out in the Act of State Budget,” explained Marwanto.
Besides the issue of DAU, the Committee IV of the DPD RI also highlighted arrears of the DBH distribution that amounting to Rp. 18.2 Billion. Regional transfer debt are consists of Tax DBH, Reserve Fund 2011, and the obligations of Estimated Transfer upon Tax DBH, Natural resources and Tobacco Excise. The Committee IV notes, until December 31, 2011, not all DBH were distributed. Of 53.9 Billion total realization of the transfer, there is still Rp. 9.9Billion which included in the reserve fund in the form of a new escrow account and disbursed to the end of February 2012. According to Director General of Financial Balance, escrow account mechanism performs to pursue the realization of the budget that must be reported and remitted to the state treasury as of December 31.
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