Government to implement OSS in stages The government has said it will implement the online single submission (OSS), designed to expedite business licensing procedures, in a gradual manner because of the large-scale nature of the program.
Investment Coordinating Board head Thomas Lembong highlighted on Monday in Jakarta the ambitious nature of the program, which includes the formation of special task forces from ministries, government bodies as well as regional administrations.
“It is clear that the OSS [can] only be implemented gradually,” said Thomas, adding that the officials involved would not only deal with business licensing procedures but also monitor the implementation of the national strategic projects.
Thomas said the first phase of the OSS program would start this month and be launched by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.
The government initially planned to launch the system in April, but it was delayed because the basic infrastructure to support the system, as well as the formation of the special task forces, was not yet complete.
Lembong expressed hope that the program would be able to adapt to rapid changes in the economy, including the mushrooming of new business sectors such as fintech and e-commerce, among others.
“We hope that the OSS can be sustainable for years or even decades […]. The design of the OSS has to be flexible to accommodate the emergence of new business sectors,” he said. Government to implement OSS in stages (bbn, Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, The Jakarta Post)