"Any state apparatuses involved in drug abuse must be dealt with sternly," Yuddy was quoted by the official website of the Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Ministry as saying on Wednesday.
The minister made the statement after cases of several civil servants being involved in drug abuse came to light.
The National Narcotic Board (BNN) Office in South Sumatra province had recently arrested six people who were found consuming crystal methamphetamine (sabu-sabu) at the Youth and Sports Office in the provincial capital of Palembang.
All state apparatuses must set a precedent for other people to fight drug abuse rather than to get involved in it, he affirmed.
Yuddy said his ministry had signed a memorandum of understanding with BNN to prevent and combat the abuse and circulation of drugs.
"One of the priorities for implementing bureaucratic reform in the area of human resources is upholding discipline and setting a good example for other people. Therefore, we are concerned about the case in Palembang," he emphasized.
He further urged all institutional heads, including governors, district heads, and mayors in charge of nurturing employees, to better respond to the rampant cases of drug abuse. (WDY)