Information is everyone’s basic need. Therefore, the right to obtain information includes human rights. In fact, public information disclosure is one of the important characteristics of a democratic state that upholds the sovereignty of the people to realize a good state administration.
Openness of public information is a means of optimizing public oversight of the administration of the state and other public bodies as mandated in Act Number 14 of 2008 concerning Openness of Public Information. Decree of the Minister of Communication and Information Number 117 / KEP / M.KOMINFO / 03/2010 concerning the Information and Documentation Management Organization of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology regulates that one of the tasks of the Information and Documentation Management Officer (PPID) is to provide access to public information for information requesters.
The Legal Basis for the establishment of PPID on Plantation Research and Development are:
- Law No. 14 of 2008 concerning Public Information Openness
- PP No. 61 of 2010 concerning the Implementation of the Law on Public Information Disclosure
- Perkip No. 1 of 2010 concerning Public Information Service Standards
- Perkip No. 1 of 2013 concerning Procedures for the Settlement of Public Information Disputes Perma No. 2 of 2011 concerning Procedures for Settling Public Information Disputes in Courts
- Minister of Agriculture No. 32 / permentan / ot.140 / 5/2011 concerning management and public information services within the ministry of agriculture
- Decree of the Head of Legal and Public Information Bureau as the Main PPID Number 1397 / HM.100 / A.3 / 11/2013 concerning List of Public Information controlled by the Ministry of Agriculture
- Decree of the Head of BHIP as the Main PPID Number: 1229 / Kpts / OT.080 / A.3 / 11/2014 concerning the Formation of a Team for Testing the Consequences of Public Information in the Ministry of Agriculture Environment
- Decree of the Minister of Agriculture (Kepmentan) Number 17 / Kpts / HK.060 / 1/2015 in lieu of Decree of the Minister of Agriculture
- 105 / Kpts / HK.060 / 1/2013 concerning exempt Public Information within the Ministry of Agriculture.
- Perkip No. 1 of 2017 concerning Classification of Public Information