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The teachers’ professional allowance funds of Rp 10 trillion that have been transferred to regions in 2012 have not been channeled. Consequently, hundred of thousands of certified teachers who are entitled to receive the teachers’ professional allowance in the amount of one month’s basic salary every month have not received it in full.
Heru Purnomo, the Chairman of Jakarta’s Teachers Deliberation Forum said that teachers in DKI Jakarta did not receive teachers’ professional allowance for 12 months during last year, either. Teachers of primary schools and junior high schools were only paid 10 months, whereas teachers of senior high schools/vocational schools were only paid 11 months.