The 2.0 judicial system, which cost $ 23.7 million, is in a limbo. It will be until the Administrative Court resolves the legality of the penalty the Comptroller imposed on the Spanish company Indra, the contractor responsible for its implementation and development.
“This is an issue that will not be forgotten,” promised yesterday Gustavo Jalkh, current president of the Judicial Council, on air at the Democracia Radio Station. He said this is not a simple issue. “A penalty that remains firm after these judicial procedures, will involve its immediate payment,” he said.
The penalty is for an alleged breach of contract. But the Spanish multinational claims it did comply. So Emilio Puñet Terrado, director of Business Development of the Public Sector of Indra in Ecuador, advanced to daily Expreso that, if that is the case, he will resort to international bodies to defend his work.
The contract was signed by the board of the Transitional Judiciary, made up by Paulo Rodriguez, Fernando Yavar and Tania Arias. It was 2011, and it occurred in the framework of a judicial emergency. There was an international tender in which three companies participated and the contract was awarded to Indra on December 22 of that year.