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, 19 May 2016

Algorithm based Salary ?

DNA  ( 19 May 2016 ) carries a report, titled :

" Beam DCR to help BMC tackle illegal construction "

The report reads :

In several cases, the buildings are completed and then the developers extend or raise additional floors without BMC's consent or approval. These buildings pose a risk not only to the health of the building but to the lives of the residents staying in the building

 "The satellite images will be taken by the BMC and will be preserved on the server. These images will be fed in Beam DCR system with advanced technology which will give 3D images. These images will be compared time to time and action will be taken if there are any changes. The images will be able to give correct idea of each corner and beams of the building if they are changed, tampered or altered," said Vinod Chithore, chief engineer DP.

Why not use this very same technology to clear the encroachment of our footpaths by the vendors ?

Just implement my following suggestion (  blog dt :  12 Dec  2015    ) :

2   DOWN   :  1   TO   GO   !

2 months back , Mumbai Municipal  Commissioner, Shri Ajoy Mehta asked all his officers , to prepare a 3 month action plan for removal of commercial encroachments (not religious ) , from footpaths  ( DNA / 04 Oct , 2015 )

He added,

"  Once the encroachment is cleared from the footpath , ward staff will have to ensure that it does not come up again . Prepare lists of encroachments with photographs and video recordings , as evidence "

Questions :

#  How many months are required to prepare a " 3 month " Action Plan ?

#  How often should ward officers take those photos / videos ? Once a month ?

#  Can they re-submit ( again and again ) same photo / video of a cleared footpath ?

#  If footpaths get permanently cleared of the encroachments , what happens to their " haftas "  ?


Leaving aside the last question , technically , it is not all that difficult to monitor those footpaths , 24 hours of the day

Mumbai Police is installing some 2,000 CCTV cameras all over the city to capture the terrorists

London has 500,000 CCTV cameras to cover every nook and corner ,24 hours  !

So monitoring footpaths of Mumbai , by installing 50,000 CCTV cameras, on 24 hour basis, is not a problem

And funds are no problem either , with MCGM having spent only 22 % of its Rs 33,000 crore budget so far , in the current year  !

On top of that , it is having fixed deposits worth Rs 45,000 Crores in banks  !

After installing those 50,000 video cameras , use following software ( embedded in a computerized CCTV network ) to compute the monthly salary of each ward officer :

Salary Payable / Payroll Salary  =

 ( Length of footpath in his ward, clear of encroachment * Percentage of time free of encroachment )

      divided by 

( Total Length of footpath * Total Hours in that Month )

ie:  Ratio of  " Clear Kilometer*Hours  /  Total Kilometer*Hours "

Then expect a miracle of E-Governance thru innovative digitization !

Remember , Algorithms are transparent / unbiased / impartial , unlike human beings  !


20   May   2016

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