ASTANA – The Kazakh Office of the General Prosecutor is transitioning its criminal and administrative proceedings to electronic format, automating the registration of inspections of state bodies and the consideration of appeals of citizens under Digital Kazakhstan programme. The transition is meant to increase citizen protections, ensure timely justice and increase transparency.
Electronic criminal cases, electronic appeal, unified registration of administrative proceedings, unified registration of subjects and objects of inspections and analytical centres are among the main areas of digitisation process. Some of the efforts are meant to assist law enforcement agencies identify law enforcement issues and social tensions.
A functional assistant to the investigator with the use of artificial intelligence, which will contribute to the detection of crimes, is being implemented. This year, the first phase of the E-Criminal Case project is being implemented in cases of minor gravity and misconduct. In general, during the implementation of the project, more than 12,000 criminal offenses were investigated in electronic format, of which about 4,000 were sent to court.
The Office of the Prosecutor General is also automating administrative proceedings in state bodies. Approximately 1,500 police officers are equipped with tablets and printers. Around 330,000 electronic protocols have been compiled.
The programme has shown positive results in increasing the efficiency of business inspections. Since the launch of one of the project modules July 1, almost 50,000 inspections have been registered electronically. All inspections must now be scheduled through the system.
In addition, the Prosecutor General’s Office is implementing the Electronic Appeals project to automate the filing and management of applications from citizens and legal entities.