Jakarta, IO – Jakarta residents must reprint their electronic Identity Cards (KTP) after Jakarta loses its capital city status, said Head of Jakarta Population and Civil Registration Office (Disdukcapil) Budi Awaluddin.
“In 2024, Jakarta will no longer bear the status of Special Capital Region (DKI), but Jakarta Special Region (DKJ). So all e-KTP holders will have to reprint their cards,” said Budi, per CNNIndonesia, Monday (18/9).
He also estimates that the need for ID forms in Jakarta will reach 8 million in 2024. Budi said his office will write to Jakarta caretaker governor Heru Budi Hartono to grant three millions ID forms for 2024.
“Hopefully this can be approved because this is in the public interest,” he said.
Budi also hopes that Committee A of Jakarta Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) will approve the budget for mass e-KTP printing which will be carried out after the DKJ bill is passed into law.
Budi revealed that the availability of e-KTP forms is currently limited. Moreover, there will be an additional number of candidates for the final voter list (DPT) who will turn 17 years old before February 2024.
“We are coordinating with the General Election Commission (KPU). The number of DPTs without ID cards is 120,000 people. We have printed 40,000 and are currently recording the biometric data for 43,000,” explained Budi.
“The rest (37,000) have not yet been printed because they have yet to turn 17 years old,” he continued.
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani previously said the government plans to change Jakarta’s status from DKI to DKJ after the administrative capital officially moves to Nusantara. (un)