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

Thursday, 28 April 2016

How to Stop the Start Ups

Three examples come to my mind :

*  Delhi Government banned Uber and Ola , because they did not have some
    permission ( or , maybe they were resorting to Surge Pricing - something
    which Airlines have been doing for years with impunity )

*  In Bangalore, the local transport authorities stopped some entrepreneurs
    to start the service of Motorbike Taxies ( Goa has it for decades ! )

*   In Mumbai , local transport authorities stopped APP-based private buses
    which had permits to ferry passengers only from point A to point B , without
    stopping en route to pick up other passengers ( How come school buses
    are permitted to stop every 100 meters to pick up children ? What is the
    big deal ? )

All of these makes me worry about the spirit of  Make In India !

I am not saying that , in the name of encouraging Entrepreneurship , we
should give a free rein to anyone to engage in a service where lives of
 passengers are at stake

All I am saying is :

Frame some minimum simple rules / regulations to govern such services
All entrants must comply with these rules

But let innovation and imagination flourish

Don't discourage young person to become " Self Employed "

That was exactly what Shri Nitin Gadkariji did about a year back when , all of a sudden , somebody in Delhi decided that electrically ( battery ) driven rickshaws are not rickshaws !

May be , when Motor Vehicle Act was passed decades ago , no one envisaged a battery driven vehicle !

So , what do we do ?

Instead of amending that Act , just stop the  PROGRESS  ?

But Gadkariji is not only a very practical person , he is also a visionary

So , he told the babus to amend the rules and enabled eco-friendly rickshaws to ply

Dear Transport Commissioners :

I am not asking you to close your eyes , nor to bend the rules

My only request is : Wherever needed , frame new rules - and quickly too

And if required ( based on experimentation ), change rules with time

When it comes to encouraging ENTREPRENEURSHIP / SELF - EMPLOYMENT , I hope you will be the god-fathers of India's youth


www.hemenparekh.in / blogs

28  April  2016


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