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

Saturday, 23 January 2016


Government is encouraging use of Credit / Debit cards , in order to reduce cash payments , which , currently account for nearly 80 % of all payments

Measures ( Positive and Negative ), being considered / announced , include :

*  Elimination of transaction charges on purchases of Petrol , using Credit Cards

*  Income Tax benefits for individuals making payments thru Debit / Credit Cards

*  Disclosure of PAN for

   #   cash transactions above Rs 2 Lakhs

   #   settling hotel bills that exceed Rs 50,000

   #   booking air tickets  / tour packages , exceeding Rs 50,000

   #   opening a bank account ( except for Jan Dhan Yojana a/c )

*  Incentives to shop keepers and traders to accept electronic payments

While announcing these measures , revenue secretary , Shri Hasmukh Adhia said :

"   ...to collect information on certain types of transactions from third parties in a non-intrusive manner , the income-tax rules require quoting of PAN where the transactions exceed a specified limit "

Are we missing the woods for the tree ?

What can be more " non-intrusive " than embedding Rs 500 / 1,000 currency notes with RFID micro-chips , thinner than a hair ? Each sensor, continuously broadcasting its location to the Income Tax Authorities , even as it moves from one hand to another ?

And " shouting from the rooftop " each physical location, where there is an accumulation of Rs ONE CRORE worth of such notes !

And assigning a  UNIQUE  Internet Protocol ( IP V 6.0 ) Address to each and every such high denomination currency notes ? - which could , even be its Currency Note Number  ?

Why bother to " incentivize " citizens to use electronic payments  ?

Why bother to introduce rules / regulations and make life difficult for everyone - including for those officers responsible for enforcement ?

Just implement this and watch 90 % payments being made thru electronic means / devices , within 6 months !

I had sent my above mentioned suggestion to Shri Arun Jaitleyji , when Govt had put out a paper ,

" Draft Proposals For Facilitating Electronic Transactions " ,

and sought public comments

Implementing this does not require passing any bill in Rajya Sabha !

If you have a better idea to dramatically reduce the menace of BLACK MONEY and CORRUPTION , in a single stroke , I request you to rush it to Shri Jaitley-ji , before 29 Feb 2016 ( Budget date ) at...

'ajaitley@del5.vsnl.net.in'  /  'ajaitley@sansad.nic.in'

Or , just forward this to him

A recent news report spoke of printing of 30 Crore notes of Rs 1,000 denomination , WITHOUT that identifying silver thread

Some of these defective notes even went into circulation !  Rest had to be destroyed

This would never happen if a RFID micro-chip ( much thinner than that Silver thread ) were to be embedded in each note

A Inspection device , costing no more than a few thousands of rupees and  sitting on the Printing Line would immediately detect any note WITHOUT the RFID

A bell will ring and a robotic arm would pick up and set aside such a defective note

And if this was to happen to 10 notes in a row , the printing press will automatically shut down  !

This technology is already working in hundreds of factories around the World

And embedding a RFID chip is much simpler than inserting that Silver thread  !


hemen  parekh

24  Jan  2016



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