TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta – The Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) confirmed that it will not revise the Ministerial Regulation No. 108 of 2017 on the Implementation of Transportation of People With Public Motor Vehicles Not In Trajectory related to online taxis.

“SIM A General will not be issued, I have internal meeting a few weeks ago, our decision has been unanimous, PM 108 no change,” said Director General of Land Transportation Ministry of Transportation Budi Setiyadi after review of free KIR test at Vehicle Testing Service Technical Unit Motor in Tangerang, Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

Budi has also consulted with the Minister of Law and Human Rights related to PM 108/2017. “Why is there such a discourse, I do not know, I have consultation with Kemenkumham (Ministry of Justice and Human Rights), we are firm,” he said.

The statement follows the discourse of General SIM A requirement to be issued from PM 108 of 2017, but it is not possible considering the requirement of SIM A General for public transport driver is required in Law Number 22 Year 2009.

For that, he added, the government was intensively pushing the taxi drivers online and conventional to immediately meet the requirements, such as KIR and have SIM A General.

In fact, he continued, the government provides subsidies for the implementation of both free and not incriminate the drivers.

“We are accelerating the online transport drivers to complete the reason for the difficulties, the budget we help from the government,” he said.

He added that the implementation of the KIR test and SIM General A free will be optimized within one month because it is only given in one chance. “It means, six months again baseball assisted again,” he said.

Currently, he mentioned some areas have sent taxi quota online, and for the Jabodetabek area as many as 36 thousand units.