Identify and Report Gratuities to Promote Anti-Corruption Culture

NEWS / 29 Jun 2022

Ministry of Finance – Giving something from someone is not always interpreted as a positive thing. Moreover, when the gift is addressed to a person who has a certain position. This action can lead to a form of corruption that we know as gratification, a form of corruption that is often not realized.

Gratification, according to Law Number 31 of 1999 jo. Law Number 20 of 2001 concerning Eradication of Criminal Acts of Corruption, is a gift in a broad sense which includes the provision of money, rebates, commissions, interest-free loans, travel tickets, lodging facilities, tourist trips, free medical treatment, and other facilities. The gratuities can be in the form of those received domestically or abroad and carried out using electronic means or without electronic means. Receiving illegal gratuities is a form of corruption, even though there is no state financial loss.

Gratification is very dangerous because it can damage the good name of individuals, families, and institutions. Integrity became his bastion of resistance. Service providers are required to maintain integrity and do not ask for, give, or accept donations, gifts, and other forms that can be categorized as gratuities related to positions and contrary to their obligations or duties. In line with the importance of this integrity, PPPK is committed to realizing a clean and free state administration from corruption, collusion, and nepotism, as well as seeking to control gratuities.

In an effort to control gratification, PPPK appeals to all stakeholders to refuse requests for gratification and not to give gratuities to civil servants or state officials related to positions. If they find a violation, service users can report it through the Ministry of Finance’s Whistleblowing System (WiSe) at the link For recipients of gratuities, the gratification report can be submitted to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) through the 198 call center service or through the link.

Author: Haszazi | Editor: Agastyawan
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