Job vacancies at public prosecution offices will no longer be filled through the recommendations of judges and prosecutors but will instead be assigned on merit, prosecution spokesperson Mostafa Deweidar said on Monday.
“We have to admit that the way the prosecution used to hire people in the past for administrative posts was not transparent at all. From now on people will be hired on merit and not based on the recommendations of others. We have already announced a job posting,” Deweidar said in a Monday press conference about the prosecution’s achievements.
He went on to describe a digitisation process for courts and prosecution offices that Prosecution General Tala’at Abdallah ordered recently.
“Citizens will now be able to fill marriage and divorce paperwork online and have important documents delivered to their homes. They will also be able to make online requests regarding the payment of speeding tickets and someone will be sent to collect the fees and deliver a proof of payment certificate,” Deweidar said.
Reports, case files and all other important documents stored in courts and prosecution offices will also be scanned and stored digitally, saving the state the cost of paper as well as ensuring the protection of important documents, he added. The decision was prompted by the recent fire at the South Cairo Court that, Deweidar said, had resulted in the destruction of some important documents.
“We are also going to choose a court and completely make it electronic to test out our new systems before implementing them nationwide,” he said.