Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
9 February 2021
SCC President, ICT Minister Ink Protocol to Automate, Develop SCC Work System

The President of the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) Saeed Marei, and the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talat have signed a protocol of cooperation between SCC and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) to continue the automation and development process of the work system at SCC.

The protocol builds on the success of the previous protocols, and acts as a renewal of the previous protocol of cooperation.

Marei underlined the significance of cooperation with MCIT to digitize and develop SCC work system using modern technological means. SCC is keen to keep pace with modern Egypt, like other state institutions, he said, adding that SCC follows Egypt’s renaissance project, implemented under the leadership and patronage of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Marei commended MCIT efforts to employ ICT in all judicial agencies, implement digitization projects, and introduce technology nationwide.

For his part, Talaat highlighted that the protocol builds on the productive cooperation with SCC and the projects carried out to use the latest technological systems to develop the internal electronic work system, to reach a digital Constitutional Court.

The protocol aims to promote the use of electronic transactions in SCC, and develop the electronic litigation process. The protocol also aims to improve the quality of SCC digital services,  establish digital communication with the various state institutions, document and preserve the Court’s heritage, digitally, and make information available on SCC  website. This is in addition to developing the technical skills of SCC employees in IT fields, added the ICT Minister.

The protocol lasts for three years. It involves implementing a number of projects, including managing lawsuits electronically. The project aims to develop litigation mechanisms using modern technologies to reduce paper usage and the average time for lawsuit settlement, and facilitate the litigation process through an electronic system. Such system aims to develop the previous systems, introduce improvements and functions to them, update the licenses and applications of the project, and integrate and link with different courts, the House of Representatives, the State Council, and the digital portal for Egyptian government services.

The protocol also provides for carrying out a number of projects. This includes the project of updating and developing SCC e-portal through introducing new search mechanisms for constitutional provisions, according to constitutional principles; enabling communication with both citizens and lawyers; and providing internal services for counselors.

Another project is creating a website for SCC conferences through updating and developing the current portal, which includes services for communication with members, recommendations of conferences, research papers, and booking and information services on SCC conferences. This is in addition to continue developing the internal system for managing the portal, and coordinate with external agencies.

Moreover, the protocol provides for carrying out a training and human development project to provide specialized technical training on portfolio, program and project management, and technological risk management in projects. This is in addition to providing training on all systems, devices and equipment.

The protocol budget amounts to EGP 38 million.

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