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

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Transparency : The Biggest Reform

Since assuming power 2 years ago , NDA government has carried out many reforms , having deep impact on social and economic matters ( - regrettably , hardly any reform to our parliamentary political system or in our electoral system )

I believe , THE reform that brings about other reforms , is TRANSPARENCY in the working of the government , mostly through ONLINE INTERACTION between the government departments and the citizens / businesses

Take a look at the following :

*    Auction of Spectrum

*    Auction of Coal Blocks / Oil - Gas Blocks

*    Auction of UMPP power projects / Solar Power Projects

*    Bidding / tendering for Highway Projects

*    Bidding for Defense Projects

*    Grant of Building Construction Projects

*    Grant of Environment Clearances

*    Registration of Companies / Start Ups

*    Launch of Mobile Apps for lodging complaints for govt services

*    Jan Dhan Yojana bank accounts with zero deposits

*    Direct Transfer of Benefits to replace subsidies to middlemen

*    Availing of bank loans under MUDRA / STAND UP Schemes

*    Online applying for Government jobs through a web portal

*    Enforcement of Net Neutrality through public consultation

*    Involving Private Sector in big way in " Skilling of India " project

*    FDI through automatic route in many sectors

*    Encouragement of E Commerce sector

Not being Press Bureau or Public Relations Department of the Central Government , I am bound to have left out a few other examples of such Transparency

Nor do I have a user's perspective ( either as an ordinary citizen or as a businessman who has to deal with any government department ), to know how these Policy Initiatives have got actually translated on the ground

But I do know that NDA government has been " less than a success " ( I am being as polite as I can ! ), when it comes to :

*   Stopping future generation of BLACK MONEY and CORRUPTION

    {  It is simply futile to waste time / energy on trying to bring back the
        $ 501 billion siphoned out of country in last 10 years }

    One easy / administrative solution ( not needing passing of any law ), is
    to embed Rs 500 / 1000 plastic currency notes with RFID sensors

    And , if this simple step is coupled with TOTAL ABOLITION of Personal
    Income Tax , the resultant TRANSPARENCY will sustain our economic
    growth ( GDP ) , above 10 % , leading to elimination of Poverty in 10


www.hemenparekh.in  /  blogs

02  May   2016


Make    Yourself    Heard

Dear Visitor :

It is time for YOU to speak up - and demand that YOU are heard

By emailing this suggestion - incorporating your OWN improvements - to the following Policy Makers

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