Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Congratulations , Shri Rudy !




Congratulations on setting for your Ministry , a lofty objective and then achieving it , viz:

*   Setting up 1150 Industrial Training Institutes ( ITI ) in year 2015 ( 100 per month )

A remarkable achievement considering that in the past 60 years , Governments ( Central + States ) , could manage to set up only 13,105 ITIs ( ave  of 18 per month )

But even that pales against your target to set up 7,000 ITIs in year 2016 !

A very refreshing approach when compared to all other ministries focusing on the fact that they have managed to " spend " by now , most of their last year's budget allocation ( the higher the percentage , the better your performance  !  )


 Why this perverse obsession with " how much you have spent " ?     


Reason is all too simple :


While drawing up the next year's budgetary allocations for various Ministries , the Finance Minister will increase / decrease their allocations based on , to what extent ( % ) did they manage to actually " spend " their current year's allocations

The one and only emphasis is on " spending " !


As usual , no MP will ask :


"  But , what exactly did the Minister concerned achieve by spending this money  ?

What physical / measureable targets did the Minister succeed in reaching / exceeding , with that money  ?

Where / What are the OUTPUTS  ?


Why is it that no targets were set in advance , before the start of the year ?


How come , Minister was allowed to shoot first and then draw concentric circles around the hole afterwards ( at the end of the year ) , to claim BULL'S EYE  ?  "



In private sector , shareholders / bankers do not hesitate to sack the CMD / MD / CEO , if he fails to deliver on promised profits


Then , why are Ministers allowed to retain their posts ( - or even get kicked upstairs  ! ) , despite failing to deliver  ?


What did get fixed , were only EXPENDITURE TARGETS  !


For a change , for the forthcoming budget ,can we expect Shri Jaitley-ji to :

*  Get away from making financial allocations ,

*  Fix for various Ministries , physical achievement targets such as :


#  FINANCE  MINISTER

   *   GDP ..... 8 % ............  [  10 % improvement ]

   *   CAD...... ( -  ) 5 % ..... [  20 % improvement ]



#  COMMERCE  MINISTER

   *   Exports........  $ 350 Billion  ....  [ 10 % improvement  ]

   *   FDI.............. $    50 Billion...... [ 20 % improvement  ]



#   RAILWAY  MINISTER

    *   Lengths of Tracks.....................125,000 Km.....      [  Up by 10 %  ]

    *   No of Passenger Trains / day..... 10,000...               [ Up by 10 % ]



#   HEALTH  MINISTER

  *   Chronic Hunger and Hunger Related Deaths
         8 Million / year ....................................  [  Down by 20 %  ]

   *   Under-nourished people..... 200 million.....  [ Down by 10 % ]



#   SOCIAL  WELFARE  MINISTER

    *    Dowery Deaths / year.......  8,000...... ......[  Down by 10 %  ]

    *    People without Toilets........ 500 Million....  [ Down by  20 % ]



#   AGRICULTURE  MINISTER

    *    Farmers Suicide/ year..... ..  14,000.............. [ Down by 20 %  ]

    *    Food Grain rotting / year..... 5 Million tons.....  [ Down by 20 %   ]



So on and so forth for each Minister



Some caution / suggestions :



*    Ignore the numbers given above. I could be factually wrong

*    Focus on the concept of " Management by Objectives "

*    Overcome the fear of " failure to meet the targets "

*    Overcome the fear of " being ridiculed " !

*    Don't chop off the neck that dares to stick out  ! Encourage risk-taking  !

*    Only failure is , not fixing the targets  !

*    Actual vs Targeted achievements must be measured , on an ongoing
      basis , by totally independent  THIRD  PARTY  agencies

      Ministers / Finance Minister and these Agencies , must agree in advance
      how the Agencies will go about " measuring " the Actual Achievements
     
      The method of measurement must be transparent and well publicized
      in advance

      Agencies shall have no role in fixing of Annual Targets

      That is best done by the Prime Minister - the CEO , MakeInIndia

*    There must be at least 10 performance parameters for each Minister

*    Parameters themselves could be selected / prioritized , based on an
      ONLINE PUBLIC SURVEY  /  OPINION POLL , from Govt web site

*    If conducting such an ONLINE POLL for the forthcoming budget is
      too late , same could be done on a printed form , by current MPs /
      MLAs / Rajya Sabha Members

*    Results of the SURVEY / POLL , must be published

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   hemen   parekh  /  14  Jan  2016

   www.hemenparekh.in / blogs

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