International Journal of Law


International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2021)

Reconstruction of the village consultative body (BPD) empowerment law in demak district based on dignified justice


Fatkhul Muin, Teguh Prasetyo, Wahyu Widodo, Widayati, Mu’arifah, Imam Rasyidin

In the practice of village governing in the Demak Regency area as well as in other districts, there are almost the same complex problems faced by the Village Representative Body (BPD) in carrying out its duties, function, authority, and rights, this encourages the author to research that raises the problem of how to carry out reconstruction Empowerment of Village Consultative Bodies (BPD) in Demak Regency based on values of dignified justice. The writing paradigm used is constructivism with primary data sources from a number of respondents or interviews supported by secondary data from scientific literature and laws and regulations. The results of the writing show that direct election of BPD members will provide much stronger legitimacy (recognition) to BPD, rather than representative elections because this can make the BPD's position equal to the Village Government (Village Head and village officials). As for the maximum empowerment of the BPD, efforts are required to clarify the function of the BPD in budgeting. confirms the rules regarding the BPD contained in a Government Regulation, reinforces and clarifies the rights of the Village Consultative Council Leaders and members to obtain an allowance for carrying out the duties and functions of the Village Fund Allocation (ADD) of at least 10% and other allowances from the Village Fund Allocation (ADD) of at least 5 %, obtaining operational costs of at least 10% of the Village Original Income in the form of proceeds from the village's bondo auction every year, obtaining capacity development through education and training, socialization, technical guidance, and field visits of at least 3% of the Village Fund Allocation. and for BPD with achievements and/ or retirement benefits in the form of money at least 10% of the Village Fund Allocation or adjusted according to the financial capacity of the Village.
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