Jakarta (22/04/2021) - Responding to a proposal regarding a presidential regulation on the implementation of zakat for ASN, the National Zakat Agency (BAZNAS) invited the Chair of the provincial BAZNAS from several provinces to hold discussions regarding this matter. Puskas BAZNAS carried out this discussion to hear responses and suggestions related to the model applied by each area on the existing regulations.

Muhammad Hasbi Zaenal, Ph.D. as the Director of the BAZNAS Center of Strategic Studies moderated the online discussion, which was continued by listening to responses from the Chairperson of the Provincial BAZNAS regarding regulations, the ASN database, and the region's readiness to face presidential rules regarding the implementation of zakat for ASN. Provincial BAZNAS leaders who attended the discussion included the Provinces of Central Java, Central Sulawesi, Papua, and DKI Jakarta.

Zakat, which is believed to be an alternative to economic growth and poverty alleviation, proposes the obligation of ASN to pay zakat increasingly important to be approved immediately. It is known that the model used for zakat enforcement for civil servants in various regions is still not uniform. Also, the muzakki database is not yet fully available. Meanwhile, the readiness of zakat implementation for ASN needs to be discussed further with BAZNAS from various regions regarding the method to be used.

 

Rep: Puskas BAZNAS