"All the official vehicles have fulfilled the replacement period or the lifespan of 90 units of motorcycles, two units of three-wheeled vehicles and one unit of car," Deputy Mayor of Pariaman, Genius Umar stated, in Pariaman on Tuesday (Sept 5).
He said the auction process is carried out directly by State Wealth Service Office and Auction (KPKNL) of Padang area openly and transparently.
The auction of official vehicles is in accordance with the Minister of Home Affairs Regulation (Permendagri) number 19 of 2016 on guidelines for regional property management.
In the regulation, he said, the auction process of government service vehicles should be carried out openly and known by the public.
"The auction process must follow government regulations according to the rules that apply, and it may be followed by general public," he said.
So he said, with the existence of transparency, all people from various layers have the right to follow auction process.
He hopes the auction process of official vehicles can be carried out fairly and in accordance with the procedure that has been mandated by Minister of Home Affairs.
Official of auction KPKNL of Padang, Agus Kurniawan, appreciates local government's step in auctioning dozens of official vehicles that have fulfilled the replacement or expired.
"Pariaman government is a pioneer in conducting the auction openly, there are many areas that have not done openly, although it has been mandated in Minister of Home Affairs and Presidential Regulation," he said.
He said it was done because of the strong commitment from regional head to conduct the auction openly so that all the people get a chance.
Based on the Permendagri, he said, there is a regulation governing the auction procedure. Among vehicle life maximum of seven years.
Meanwhile, Head of Asset Division of Regional Secretariat of Pariaman, Hertati Taher, said the auction activities carried out for administrative control of official vehicles that have expired benefits and economic value.
Official vehicles are auctioned, he added, also have been through the procedure of physical checks of vehicle by examiners and appraiser of official vehicles team. (*)