The heart of Indragiri Hilir Regency, Tembilahan City, may be 300 km from the center of the Riau Provincial Government, in Pekanbaru.
But for the matter of Openness of Public Information mandated by Law No. 14 of 2008, don’t ask about the seriousness of this Thousand Trenches Country.
Long before others think about it, Indragiri Hilir, through the Communication, Information and Encoding Agency, has already done so.
That is what is now being presented by the Indragiri Hilir Information Communication Office through INPAS, Government and Community Information. With just one touch of the index finger, one click, various data and information needed by anyone about Inhil is already in hand.
Since this program was launched in the last two years, there are still many shortcomings and weaknesses here and there.
“But we will not stop innovating and consolidating information technology to present all the information needed by the public and anyone else,” said Indragiri Hilir Acting Head of Communication, Information and Encoding, Trio Beni Putra in a conversation with the media in Tembilahan, on the sidelines of the visitation. Riau Information Commission, Monday, August 10, 2020.
Inpas is an internet-based smart application that brings together all forms and types of information needed by the public, especially Indragiri Hilir. Starting from television broadcasts, radio broadcasts, websites, public complaint reports, public discussion rooms to the provision of data and information services for all activities of the Indragiri Hilir Regency Government to Village Apparatus Organizations, Village Apparatus Organizations and Villages.
Only by downloading the INPAS application on the playstore, anyone will be able to see and follow any developments in Indragiri Hilir. For example, you want to get news information or news. In INPAS there are three clickable information booths. For television there is Gemilang TV, then radio with Gemilang FM and news website: www.inhilkab.go.id.
Unmitigated, for TV and radio, these two electronic media broadcast a fairly long time, which is about 18 hours a day. Starting from 06.00 to 23.00-24.00 WIB. “Especially for news information, we broadcast twice a day, morning and evening. The rest, there are talk-show programs, Indragiri Hilir development broadcast coverage and also broadcast programs in cooperation with a number of other televisions,” said Trio Beni.
The three information media are also very easy to access and without having to have a television or radio. It is enough with a smartphone or gadget at hand, information about Indragiri Hilir can be listened to anytime and anywhere. “Even in the fields or in rivers and in the sea, as long as there is an internet signal, people can follow Indragiri Hilir’s development,” said Trio.
Of course it is not only the news media that are members of INPAS. In this application, there is also a public information service window or booth which is the responsibility of the Information Communication Office and through the Information Management and Documentation Officer as mandated by the Law on KIP No. 14 of 2008. All information related to people’s needs is available. Includes information on all villages in Indragiri Hilir.
“Information related to the development of the Covid-19 pandemic in Indragiri Hilir can also be seen by the public in the INPAS application. We always update and convey the information to the public every day in accordance with applicable regulations,” said Trio Beni who is a Doctoral candidate.
At present, Inhil people who want to take care of population administration such as family cards and identity cards also do not have to jostle them to the Population Service Office and the civil registry. The public can register by filling in the form provided in the INPAS application. “Along with the queue number,” said the Acting Head of the Information Communication and Encoding Agency, Indragiri Hilir.
Of course, the most interesting part of the INPAS application is the interactive booths between the community and the local government. Indragiri Hilir residents who want to communicate and ask questions about various social problems can do this online. Starting from complaints about damaged roads to other problems related to the public interest in Indragiri Hilir.
The various information booths in INPAS are operated by around 40 crews and staff. Most of them are casual daily workers and only a few people have the status of the State Civil Apparatus. “Their working hours are in accordance with their respective areas of duty. As for the editor for TV, there are those who do night and day assignments. The point is to adjust to their respective jobs and responsibilities,” said Trio Beni.
Even though INPAS is located in Indragiri Hilir, according to Trio Beni, it does not mean that it is limited to the district. In fact, Trio said, his party hopes that other districts / cities can participate in delivering various information about their respective regions through the INPAS application.
“We are on our way there. Perhaps facilitated by the Information Commission later through the coordination meeting of the Main PPID throughout Riau Province this can be realized,” said Trio Beni in a casual chat with the Head of the Riau Information Commission, Zufra Irwan, SE, in Tembilahan.
In addition to continuing to enlarge technology-based information models to be presented to the public, the Information Communication and Encoding Agency of Indragiri Hilir as the “operator” of INPAS, is also working on supporting infrastructure ranging from office infrastructure, work equipment to internet and WIFI spot areas.
All of this is done so that people around Indragiri Hilir, especially Tembilahan, can enjoy more adequate and maximum internet and WIFI services in the future. Moreover, the Indragiri Hilir Information Communication and Encryption Service is also planning a CCTV installation program in all corners of the city that can be accessed by anyone from their respective smartphones via the INPAS application later.
“Of course, it must be started from the Fiber Optic internet network infrastructure. Without it, it will be very limited for the public in Indragiri Hilir to access it,” explained Trio again.
The Riau Information Commission as the regulator of KIP Law No. 14 of 2008 appreciates the breakthrough in technology-based information service innovation that is integrated in the INPAS application. Even though the area is far from the center of the provincial capital, the enthusiasm and seriousness of the stakeholders and decision makers in the Indragiri Hilir Regency Government to make the area an “Informative District” is very encouraging.
“I think Indragiri Hilir is the only area in Riau that has realized Technology-Based Information in accordance with the Riau Provincial Government’s Priority and Strategic Vision Missions, which was conveyed by the Governor of Riau (Syamsuar),” said the Head of the Riau Commission, Zufra Irwan, SE, responding to Pl . Head of Diskominfopers Inhil Trio Beni Putra.
Zufra Irwan, who was brought by Trio Beni, to tour the Indragiri Hilir Diskominfopers “E-Bilik” office in the Indragiri Hilir Regent Office area also gave his appreciation of the completeness of the information facilities available. Starting from the work room for TV crews, radio, websites, Main PPID services to press rooms, talk show rooms and special studios for Video Conferences.
Even most interestingly, perhaps the Indragiri Hilir Information Communication and Encryption Service is also the only one in Riau Province that provides a special canteen for journalists, as a manifestation of the closeness and strong emotional ties between local governments and members of the press. Want to eat and drink in the canteen, as long as journalists, free.
“Journalists are our friends and partners. So, we also want to provide the best service for media colleagues,” commented Trio Beni accompanied by the Head of Information Management Tedi Irawan.