JAKARTA – BLT UMKM or BPUM distributed by the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs is said to have been liquidated by the Indonesian MSME Association. However, various problems still haunt, ranging from data chaos to funds that have not been disbursed.
Here are some facts collected by Okayzone related to the liquid UMKM BLT summarized, Sunday (27/6/2021).
1. Waiting for a Budget of IDR 3.6 Trillion
Deputy for Micro Business at the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs (Kemenkop UKM) Eddy Satriya said that his party was still waiting for the disbursement of the budget from the Ministry of Finance for an additional 3 million BLT MSME or BPUM recipients.
According to him, until now his party is still waiting for the disbursement of the budget for additional BLT MSME or BPUM recipients. “Currently, we are waiting for the issuance of DIPA from the Ministry of Finance for 3 million recipients with a total cost of Rp. 3.6 trillion,” said Eddy when contacted some time ago.
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2. BLT UMKM Has Just Entered Stage Two
Deputy for Micro Business at the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs (Kemenkop UKM) Eddy Satriya said that currently the progress for BLT MSMEs in 2021 has only entered phase two. While the first phase for 2021 has been distributed to channeling banks before Eid. It is estimated that in the process of disbursement to micro business actors. “So for MSMEs that have received it, it was all stage 1 until before last Eid,” said Eddy.
3. BPK Audit of MSME BLT Distribution
The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) found information on BPUM or UMM BLT recipients that did not meet the criteria. The report was immediately followed up by the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs.
Secretary of the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs (SesKemenkopUKM) Arif Rahman said the BPK’s recommendations as of March 2021 had been followed up by KemenkopUKM and had been tested and accepted by the BPK Team.
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A number of settlement steps are taken if it is found that the recipient does not meet the criteria and the funds have not been disbursed, the funds are blocked by the channeling bank.
“Deposits have been made in accordance with BPK’s recommendations and tests have been carried out on funds deposited into the state treasury. All of the follow-up actions that we have taken above have been assessed according to the BPK and the Financial Report of the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs received a WTP opinion,” said Arif.
According to him, there are several factors that do not match the criteria for BPUM recipients, including the absence of a single data or database related to MSMEs and the very limited time for data collection and distribution as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, so that distribution speeds for affected MSMEs are needed.
“Therefore, verification or checking of data is continuously carried out,” said Arif.