Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Cultural Affairs (Kemenko PMK) encouraging the establishment of Zakat Services Unit (UPZ) BAZNAS in all Ministries/State Agencies in mid of 2017.

Assistant Deputy of Empowerment and Religious Harmony Kemenko PMK, Aris Darmansyah, Wednesday (22/2) leading the coordination meeting to forming UPZ. The meeting was attended by BAZNAS representatives; Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration (Kemendes PDTT); Ministry of Home Affairs (Kemendagri), Ministry of Social Affairs (kemensos), Ministry of Religious Affairs (kemenag), Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud), Ministry of Youth and Sports (Kemenpora), Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education (Kemristekdikti), as well as representatives from the other state institutions.

As an introduction, Aris explain the objectives is disseminate about the procedures of UPZ establishments in each ministry offices or state agencies.

"It is expected this year, already been formed" said Aris.

He said, through the collection zakat, it can obtain more optimal effect for seeing the large zakat potential.

Director of Collection, Communications and the National Information of BAZNAS, Purwakananta Arifin said, BAZNAS continued to socialize and optimization of zakat together with the Ministry of Religion Affairs. For this, BAZNAS fully supports to establishment of UPZ in each ministry offices or state agencies.

This manifestation is a form of work coordination and synchronization contained in PERMENKO PMK No. 1 Year 2015, which in Article 269 states that the work Sector Empowerment Religious Community was consists of: a. Zakat Empowerment, shadaqoh, endowments, and Halal Product Guarantee (ZISWA, and JPH).

Source: kemenkopmk.go.id