“In order to modernization of the Public Ministry at the confluence with the digital age, as well as for the quality execution of the criminal prosecution act, the Public Ministry also carried out an intensive activity of implementing the projects with external financing in 2017. In this context, the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice (POHCCJ) – as contracting authority – started two projects worth 70 million lei, initiated within the Operational Program for Administrative Capacity 2014-2020, as follows: Strengthening the capacity of the Public Ministry of enforcing the new hearing provisions in the criminal codes” – SIPOCA 53 and Strengthening the capacity of the Public Ministry of implementing evidence gathering procedures in informatics searches” – SIPOCA 54. The main objectives of the projects consist, essentially, in streamlining the management of the criminal file by implementing a modern IT system in the field ot the audiovisual recordings as well as by developing a working methodology for the cyber searches along with the training of specialists and the procurement of hardware and software”, said mr Augustin Lazăr, the general prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice in his speech on the occasion of the presentation of the POHCCJ’s activity Report 2017, published on the institution web page.
The purpose of the project SIPOCA 53 is strengthening the capacity of the Public Ministry in respect of the hearings conducted in accordance with the provisions of the new criminal codes, by creating an IT performant system in this field. Within the project, it will develop an IT system which will suport the management files and it will thus contribute to streamlining and modernizing the working methods used in the criminal investigation activity, more precisely in the field of hearings. Total amount is 54,785,517.47 lei. This amount is broken down as follows: RON 46,010,993.85 – European Social Fund (ESF) reimbursable funds (83.98386284% of the total eligible project budget) and RON 8,774,523.62 – own contribution from the state budget (16.01613716% of the total eligible budget of the project). Target goup: 670 prosecutors, clerks and IT specialists from the Public Ministry.
Implementation period is 36 months (starting date – 27 July 2017).