Surabaya. Vice President Jusuf Kalla asked all civil servants united in the Civil Servants Corps (Korpri) to be well performed and serve the public better, faster, and more efficient.

“This is what is meant by the mental revolution,” said the Vice President in a ceremony celebrating the 44th Korpri’s anniversary held at Kodam V/Brawijaya court in Surabaya this morning.

In the event joined by around ten thousand Korpri members, Mr Kalla underlined some points on bureacratic reform, public services, and civil servants’ neutrality in the elections.

“A bureaucrat should serve, give the best services, and not otherwise, asked to be served,” affirmed the Vice President.

He then told Korpri members to turn the old paradigm of running budget-based programs only to being the driving force of development in the country.

Mr Kalla also urged Korpri members to get prepared for a new dynamic, innovative, and responsive bureaucracy to cope with the times. For this, he added, government should develop an e-government system.

“Remove all the bureaucratic hurdles and make sure people get the best services as quick as possible,” he said.

Concluding his remarks, the Vice President once again reminded civil servants to remain neutral especially at this very time approaching regional elections held simultaneously.

The ceremony led by Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Yuddy Chrisnandy as an inspector was also attended by Communication and Information Minister Rudiantara, Land and Spatial Planning Minister Ferry Mursyidan Baldan, and PT Taspen CEO Iqbal Latanro.