Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin and Chairman of BAZNAS Prof Bambang Sudibyo together with his personnels opened the Rakernas BAZNAS 2018 at Grand Inna Bali Beach Hotel, Denpasar, Bali, on Wednesday (21/3).

DENPASAR -- The National Board of Zakat (BAZNAS) held a national working meeting (Rakernas) in 2018 with the theme of Strengthening Zakat Institution (OPZ) for National Welfare Development. The Rakernas will generate a shared commitment to strengthen the regional and central BAZNAS.

BAZNAS chairman Bambang Sudibyo said, taking the theme of Strengthening OPZ for National Welfare Development because it is the weak point of BAZNAS, especially the regional BAZNAS. For example is  the BAZNAS financial problems examined by the public accounting firm.

"That (BAZNAS's financial report -red) is so important because it is the mandate of the law and government regulations, if we do not do it means we do not manage zakat in accordance with the laws and regulations," said Bambang to Republika.co.id at Grand Inna Bali Beach Hotel, Wednesday (21/3).

He explained that a good zakat financial and management report is a form of accountability to the public. To convey that BAZNAS has been managing the zakat well. That is, BAZNAS does not manage the zakat at will. BAZNAS follows the syariah financial reporting standards that have been regulated by the Institute of Indonesia Chartered Accountants (IAI).

The target to be achieved from the Rakernas 2018 is to produce a resolution or a joint commitment to strengthen OPZ institutions. Management, zakat collection, tasharruf and OPZ human resources will be strengthened. The OPZ will also be made to comply with the laws and regulations.

Bambang asserted that the institutional and working system of BAZNAS and LAZ as OPZ must always be strengthened to become credible ZIS institutions. Moreover in order to be able to support the government in an effort to improve social welfare.

BAZNAS secretary Jaja Jaelani added that the Rakernas will discuss a number of agendas. Among them are BAZNAS and LAZ working relationship, human resource management, Annual Budget Working Plan (RKAT) 2018 and RKAT 2019.

"Rakernas will also discuss the mechanisms of BAZNAS district RKAT ratification by provincial BAZNAS, ICT-based financial management system, BAZNAS regional financial reporting system based on Baznas Management Information System (Simba) and information system connectivity LAZ with Simba," he said.

He said that Baznas will play the role of operator and optimize the function of national zakat coordinator by strengthening the human resources, strengthening the information and communication technology, and providing examples or models of zakat empowerment program to be implemented in the regional level.

 

(Source: http://www.republika.co.id/ | Trans: amelya)