The Jakarta administration and the Religious Affairs Ministry were among the worst scorers in the Corruption Eradication Commission’s national integrity survey this year, officials announced on Monday.
The government of the country’s capital only scored 5.54, which puts it at the 42nd place out of the 60 local government institutions in the regional category, according to KPK deputy chairman M. Jasin.
The index gives a score between 0 to 10, with 10 indicating maximum integrity.
On the other hand, the administration of Dumai, Riau, ranked highest with an integrity score of 7.77. The government of Bukit Tinggi was ranked a close second with an integrity score of 7.67.
Among central government institutions, the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) ranked the highest, with an integrity score of 7.60.
“While the Ministry of Religious Affairs is the central government institution with the lowest integrity score of 5.37,” Jasin said.
The Finance Ministry ranked the highest among vertical institutions, with a score of 7.56, while the driving license unit service scored the lowest in this category with 5.33.
But overall, KPK said things were improving.
“Last year, the [overall] national integrity index was 5.47. This year, it increased to 6,31,” Jasin said.
The KPK conducts the integrity survey each year to measure the level of corruption in public institutions. It was conducted among 15,540 respondents who interact with 89 different institutions in different categories.