Wednesday, 25 May 2016

A RIDDLE WRAPPED IN MYSTERY ?



In his broadcast to the world , on  01 Oct  1939 ,  British Prime Minister , Winston Churchill said :

" I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma  "

I got reminded of this while reading a news-report in Hindustan Times ( 25 May 2016 ), titled :

" Apple can open stores , but has to source 30 % locally "

Report adds :

"  Apple's case came for waiver of sourcing norms came to the finance ministry six days back, but was not justifiable .

They ( Apple ) could not prove through enough merit that the technology they want to sell , is CUTTING EDGE technology and STATE OF THE ART

But they can open stores if they meet the norms , sources said

The finance ministry has also asked the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion ( DIPP ) , to come up with a policy explaining CUTTING EDGE , and STATE OF THE ART technology, sources said  "

How about someone asking DIPP , what are the meanings of the upper-case words , in its following definition of a START UP ?

An entity will be identified as a startup , if  :

It is working towards  INNOVATION, development, deployment, and commercialisation  of  NEW PRODUCTS , PROCESSES , or SERVICES  driven by TECHNOLOGY  or  INTELLECTUAL  PROPERTY


No wonder , the official web site of the Start Ups (www.StartupIndia.gov.in ) , launched 3 months back , does not even bother to provide a LIST of the Start Ups registered on that site , so far  !

Nor can one fill in a REGISTRATION FORM , online !

And , if you are a BRAVE-HEART , try downloading the Mobile App from the site  !

May be that App looks like what I had imagined in my following blog :

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Wednesday, 20 January 2016


START UP RE-DEFINED


No doubt , you have read the definition of a Start Up in the Start Up Action Plan document

I have tried to envisage below, how that might look on that Mobile App for Registration :


*   Is yours a Private Ltd Co / LLP / Partnership  ?...........................................  Yes  /  No


*   Is your Company more than 5 years old ?....................................................Yes  /  No


*   Is your Start Up formed by splitting an existing business ?............................ Yes  /  No


*   In last 5 yrs, has your turnover exceeded Rs 25 Crores ?.............................  Yes  /  No


*   Is your product/service " DIFFERENTIATED "  ?............................................ Yes  /  No


*   Is your product / service " COMMERCIAL "  ?............................................... Yes  /  No


*  Is your product / service " INNOVATIVE "  ?................................................  Yes  /  No


*  Is your product / service driven by ,
    " TECHNOLOGY  / INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY "  ? ............................................Yes /  No


*  Is your product/service ,
   " NEW / SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED "  version "  ?.................... ...................... Yes / No

  
*  Does your product/service add " VALUE " to customers  ?................................ Yes / No


*  Does your product/service add " VALUE " to " WORKFLOW " ?.........................   Yes / No


*  Have you got certification  from Inter-Ministerial Board ?................................ Yes /  No


*  Have you got recommendation from Incubator in Post Grad Indian College ?.......Yes / No



MY  TAKE :


#  Each year 12 million persons join India's work force

#  Of these , 3.5 million are Graduates

#  Rest ( 8.5 million ) are 10th / 12th Standard pass or less

#  No more than 1,000 persons will fulfill above mentioned " Eligibility Criteria " for Start Up

#  There will be endless debates on the correct meaning of words in CAPITAL letters above !


WHY  SUCH  STRINGENT  " ELIGIBILITY  CRITERIA "  ?


#  At Rs 2.5 cr loan per Start Up, Govt Fund of Rs 2500 Cr can help only 1,000 Start Ups !

#  Any relaxation in " eligibility criteria " , may result in MILLIONs of persons queue-up !



WHAT  IS  THE  IMPLICATION  ?

#  Funds are just insufficient to help 12 million persons to become " Self Employed "


MY  SUGGESTION :

In India , we are talking of getting " Unemployed " to launch " Start Ups "


Anywhere between 100 million to 400 million " Unemployed " for whom neither Public Sector nor Private Sector , is in any position to create jobs


We want them to become " Self Employed " - what Shri Narendra Modi described in USA , as our " PERSONAL  SECTOR "


They are unlikely to launch technology driven , Web-based businesses , even if their businesses require them to have a Smart phone , on which , their customers can reach them


They aspire to become ( list can run into 200 trades ! ) :


*  Street-side Vendors ( Vegetables / Shoes / Purses / Fruits / Trinkets )

*  Craftsmen ( Plumber / Electrician / Carpenter / Repairer  )

*  Dhobi / Barber / Pan Beedi shop-owner / Tailor / Mochi

*  Doodh-wala / Ruddi Paper-wala / Gajra-wala / Delivery Boy

*  Cook / Maid / Courier / Tuition Teacher / Beautician / Taxi Driver

*  Home-cooked Tiffin Service /  Car wash  /  Gardening ......



How can we help millions of  JOBLESS  to set up such  MICRO - BUSINESSES  ?

By Government ( Central / State / Municipal ) getting out of their way !


HOW  ?


*  No licenses / permits / approvals / conditions / criteria

*  Simple online registration on proposed Web site of DIPP for Start Ups

*  No personal Income tax for individuals

*  No Corporate Income tax for Start Ups for 10 years ( no chance of profit in first 3 years )

*  Amnesty Scheme for enabling Rs 10 million*crores of BLACK MONEY to flow into such
   Self Employment


It is still not too late for our  Policy Makers will think " Out of Box " and implement :


www.hemenparekh.in > Blogs > A New Economic Order - Start Up Act - 2015


Anything less just won't make much of a difference !

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www.hemenparekh.in / blogs

26  May  2016

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