Aspiration funds amounting to 15 billion rupiah for each member of House of Representatives (DPR), as proposed by the Golkar Party is considered irrelevant with their function and role. Their function cover supervision, budget, and legislation. An UGM political observer from Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, A.A.G.N. Ari Dwipayana M.Si, explained that later on the aspiration funds would likely damage the function/role of the DPR, making theirs similar to the executive function as a fund distributor to the public. “The proposed fund is in conflict with the function and role of the DPR in terms of legislative, budgeting, and supervision," Ari explained Ari at UGM, Wednesday (06/09/2010).
Ari added that the distribution of this fund will be highly political and it will focus on constituents only rather than the general public, so, it is more transactional.
He continued that the funds distribution will also cause imbalance between regions, especially between Java region and outside. It is predicted to be more distributed in Java because many members of DPR came from this island. "Later, the funds will create imbalance as it is much absorbed in Java than outside Java due to Java-based DPR members," said Ari.
On the other hand, in terms of integration, it is also considered unable to synergize the limited resources. Almost all agencies/departments currently have their own budget/fund pool, but eventually this is distributed only to one single sector, making it ineffective and inefficient. "It should be able to utilize all its resources, not overlapping. The concern is that every one has the budget, but it is disbursed into the same sector that it become not economical," Ari said.
Golkar Party faction was the first who proposed the aspirations funds amounting to 15 billion rupiah for each member, but it will be distributed in the form of program instead of money to achieve equitable development. The proposal, however, has received rejections from a number of DPR factions.