31 May 2021
MCIT, State Council Sign Protocol to Automate State Council

The President of the Council of State Mohamed Mahmoud Hossam El Din has received the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat for signing a protocol of cooperation between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and the Council of State to automate the latter’s activities.

This comes as part of the State’s approach to achieve digital transformation and develop and raise the efficiency of litigation, and in light of the plan of the Council of State to automate its judicial and administrative work, building on the implemented programs and accomplished success.

The signing ceremony was attended by the Vice-President of the Council of State Taha Mohamed Abdo Karsou, the Deputy ICT Minister for Institutional Development Ghada Labib, and a number of counselors at the Council of State and MCIT officials.

The ICT Minister stated that the protocol comes within the framework of strengthening the cooperation between the Council of State and MCIT, and to build on the efforts of implementing Digital Egypt Justice project, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, to put the law enforcement system into effect nationwide and bring about swift justice. The cooperation aims at using technology to update and develop the Council of State services, and connect its offices together to facilitate any procedures and lighten the burden on citizens.

Talaat added that MCIT will provide the needed infrastructure, supervise the technical support, and carry out the necessary training through the companies executing the project. MCIT will also participate with the Council of State in the permanent work committees of the projects in terms of defining their responsibilities and work plans to ensure the success of the project and fulfill its objectives.

The President of the Council of State said that the protocol comes in light of the Council’s responsibilities, with the aim of developing its judicial and administrative work through promoting the use of electronic transactions and modern technologies, as well as contributing to achieving the transition to a digital society. This will help save time and effort for judges, employees and citizens; drive economic growth and the efficient management of government activities; improve the quality of the Council services and make sure they comply with international quality standards; build the technical capacity of judges and employees; and provide a secure channel for exchanging information between the Council and other judicial bodies and entities.

For his part, Karsou highlighted that the Council of State will coordinate with the appropriate authorities to fulfill the protocol objectives, and create teams to be responsible for implementing the provisions of the protocol, review and approve its data and nominate suitable candidates to receive training.

Labib underlined that the digital transformation is a national priority imposed by modern technological developments. She added that the digital transformation is an ongoing process within institutions, that passes through three stages: preparing institutions for digital transformation, ensuring its absorption, and monitoring its sustainability and continuity.

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