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

Friday, 30 September 2016

What would Drivers do ?


50 years ago , Companies ( - and even entire Industries ) used to get obsolete in 50 years

20 years ago , that obsolescence started happening  in 20 years
Nowadays , that is happening in 10 years !


Hence , it is possible that by 2026 , all cars coming out of factories , are AUTONOMOUS ( no need for a driver )

If all cars were to become AUTONOMOUS ( not needing someone to drive ) , then what would drivers do ?

Obviously , they will need to acquire new / different skills , in order to survive



In USA , average car runs for only 4 % of the time and has average of 1.5 person occupancy.

In India , utilization could be 10% and occupancy could be 3 persons
 It is possible that the DRIVERLESS cars used as Ride-Sharing taxies , run 100 % of the time ( round the clock )



That would enormously increase their " Maintenance " needs , which, besides routine mechanical maintenance , would need maintenance of altogether NEW onboard devices such as , Cameras / Radars / Lidars / GPS systems / Controllers / Collision Avoidance Gear /  Wi-Fi / Data Processors and a host of other electronics



So , today's drivers would need to learn new skills of maintaining such devices
Some of them may even learn the skills required to " manufacture " such devices , in factories

Except that there will be much fewer cars on the roads !

If there is one lesson to be learned from advances of technologies , it is that many current jobs will disappear and get taken over by " Robots " ( driverless cars will be driven by an invisible robot ! )



Over the past 50 years , I have noticed gradual disappearance ( in India ), of :

#   Craftsmen who roamed the streets , sharpening knives , ginning cotton in old mattresses , tinning brass

     utensils, re-denting flour-grinders made of stones , welding plastic buckets, darning worn-out clothes etc

#   Salesmen who went from house-to-house , selling fabric

#   Tailors who brought their sewing machine to your house to sew your dresses

#   Women who walked the streets , bartering utensils for old clothes

#   Fellow who ran from one light pole to another , turning on gas lever to light-up the street lamps ( was common
     sight in Mumbai in 1944 )

#   Vendors who ran inside a Cinema Hall during intervals to sell tea / cigarettes

#   Street advertisers who distributed cinema pamphlets , riding in a horse-buggy

#   Artists who painted ( manually ) , cinema posters on roadsides

#   Night Criers ( Albel-walla ), who urged people to stay alert ( Jagte Raho )


May be , during their own life-time , they did or did not find alternate jobs but I think their children never followed in the footsteps of their parents  !


As per Kevin Kelly ( writing in his book " Inevitable " ) :


*  By 2050 , all trucks on USA highways will be driven built-in ROBOT drivers

*  By 2100 , 70 % of ALL jobs in USA ( manual or mental ) will get replaced by ROBOTS



India's Policy Makers will do well to realize that a ROBOT in a USA factory or office , will do the job cheaper than a human in India who is getting ONE-TENTH the wages of a US worker ! And do it more precisely without demanding a salary rise or going on a strike !



This is the reason behind manufacturers in today's DEVELOPED / HIGH WAGE countries rushing into automation and Artificial Intelligence ( AI )


So , a lower Wage / Salary in India , will cease to be our advantage , before long

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01  Oct  2016

www.hemenparekh.in / blogs





  

RE: Sales & Marketing of L&T Switchgear & Stories


Ravi,

Thanks for your kind words

We all do what we can

I do not know much about Yogi Sriram or about his contribution to L&T


hcp

From: Ravi Chhabra [mailto:ravisuno@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:18 PM
To: Hemen Parekh
Subject: Re: Sales & Marketing of L&T Switchgear & Stories

HCP
great efforts
Is yogi sriram the same person who was brought in L & T to revamp the HR operations and introduce  the revamping ?
regards
ravi 

On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 11:31 AM, Hemen Parekh <hcp@recruitguru.com> wrote:
Dear Friends all :

There was nothing daunting about my effort to meet AMN and persuade him !  If anything , I missed his 5 calls !

I am following up with Jairam , whether order got places as instructed by AMN ( 100 HB for very senior current executives + 600 E-books for current Senior Managers + 100 Paperbacks for retired senior executives ) . Who knows , some of you may be the recipients !

This afternoon , my son Nirmit is meeting Yogi Sriram at Powai , to present a copy to him

hcp

From: Haridas Shenoy [mailto:hrshenoy1941@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 10:51 AM
To: Girish Trivedi; Hemen Parekh; pherwani.vinod@mahindra.com; Sampada Inamdar; AG Kale; AG Patkar; AK Ganguly; Alok Rastogi; AM Deshmukh; Amita Lele; Anand Pasarkar; Anil Choudhari; Arun Khandekar; Arun Kumta; Arun Singasane; Ashok Sanil; Atul Shah; AV Shenoy; AY Divekar; B Ramachandran; babani chari; BB Singh; Bharat Thakur; Bipin Shah; BJ Desai; BVRM Murty; CG Karamchandani; Chandrashekhar Patil; CR Mistry; Dilip Bhanage; Dinesh Shah; G Ramakrishna; Gajanan Phadke; GD Rao; Guha Thakurtha; Gurudatt Kundapurkar; HR Khona; HT Mehta; Jairam Khambadkone; Jayant Jeste; Jayant Shrikhande; John Monteiro; K K Shukla; K Narsaiah; K Natarajan; K Rajendran; KA Shaikh; Kamlakar Vaishampayan; KM Raja Sundaram; KR Iyer; KR Patel; KS Ranganathan; Larry Neeff - L&T; Luis Vas; M Subramaniam; Madan Mandlekar; MD Palekar; MD Phatak; Milind Rajopadhye; MJ Paleja; MK Kaushik; MR Madnani; MVL Narasimhan; N Ramachandran; N Vasudevan; narain gehani; Naresh Berawala; NM Kudalkar; NV Srinivasan; Parvathy Seshan; PCS Ratnam; PD Desai; PD Joshi; Pervin Kapadia Bhasin; PG Pande; PH Sakhalkar; PJ Pathak; PL Negandhi; Pradeep Talpade; Prakash Shrungarkar; PS Moharir; R Shivaji; R Sivaraman; RA Panchal; Raj Kumar Seth; Rajat Desai; Rajeev Joshi; Rajendra Shirvaikar; Ramesh Aggarwal; Ramesh Somai; Ravi Chhabra; RD Kulkarni; RI Mehta; Rita Rahimtoola; RM Yajurvedi; Rukmini Bhandary; S Hariharan; S M Warde; S Ravikumar; S Vasudev; Sandeep Desai; Sanjay Galwankar; Satinderpal Ahluwalia; SATISH DOIPHODE; SD Mande; Shernaz Kapadia; Simple Agarwal; SK Shukla; SK Todkar; Skmathur; SP Goel; ss Ghoshal; SS Manjeshwar; Subhash Y Sathe; Suniti Desai; Suresh Deshmukh; Suresh Gandhi; SV Subramanian; SW Patwardhan; Swapna Chaudary; T Syamalan; TR Venkatraman; Ullas Oza; V Aravind; V K Karekar; varakehdi raghavendran; VB Ulman; Venu Account; Venugopal Menon; VH Iyer; Vijay Lal; Vinod Sane; Viren Shah; Vivek Shiroor; VM Patel; VR Swamy; VS Iyer; Y K Gupta; YR Boghani
Subject: Sales & Marketing of L&T Switchgear & Stories

Sales & Marketing of L&T Switchgear & Stories

This morning, Mumbai Mirror carried half a page report on page 34 titled “A few of my favourite books” by Sumana Ramanan. She writes every fortnight on Indian classical music.

She writes “I was so taken up with Dhar’s writing style and storytelling that I bought several copies and presented them over the years to anyone who shared my passion for music and books.”

You have liked our writing and story telling in Common Humans – Uncommon Humour and now L&T Switchgear & Other Stories. Can you not emulate Sumana Ramanan? Only then all the efforts our team has put in would prove worthwhile.

Here is what a few of my colleagues did – for L&T Switchgear & Other Stories.

1      HC Parekh

He made it a point to meet AMN, hand over a copy to him and persuaded him to order a few hundred copies for distribution among L&T top.

Nobody had told HCP what to do.

2      AM Rao – his email

“I got the package of 10 copies two days back.

Five copies have gone into the right hands. This means another 5 readers have started enjoying L&T Stories now.

I still have another 5 copies to be given / sold as the case may be, and as I did with the earlier book (Common Humans – Uncommon Humour…) too,

I see this as a good gift for people who I know are readers, and who may appreciate / criticize frankly and fairly!”

Nobody had told him what to do.

3                   I sent copies to five people who were in some way connected to L&T. One of them had told me to send two copies – that was an order against payment. I had prepared a one page note (and sent along with the book to each) saying that “This book comes to you on ‘pay what you wish, if you wish’ basis. I had also announced in the one-page letter that I wanted to generate fund for (1) marketing the book L&T Switchgear through book stores by Notion Press itself (Rs 50,000) and for (2) publishing volume 2 titled Memoirs of L&T Alumni & Families (total cost Rs 90,000).

Here is the email from Meenakshi (daughter of PRS Pillai) who had ordered two copies of hardbound book:

I was in Kerala last week and received the books in Mumbai just before I could leave. Amma was very happy to receive the book.

I have transferred Rs.10,001 ( ten thousand and one ) towards the noble cause that you and other colleagues are supporting and should receive the amount shortly today .

We are so happy to read the stories of not just Appa but many more of Appa's friends and colleagues too!

Please continue to do the good work that you are doing by and make a positive difference to the society.

3                               GD Rao

He read my Ecstasy, Agony.. email. He replied to me “I want 2 HB and 3 paperback copies..”  Copies are awaiting collection.

I would like all of us to collaborate in the spirit shown by these three people – one in 80s, second in late 40s and the third one in late 30s – one retired but active (HCP), second one not tired and active (AMR) and the third one (Meenakshi – and her sister Parvathy too) the daughter of our colleague (who reminded me what generosity should mean).


HR Shenoy, 7666128505
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INTEGRATED , WE SUCCEED / STAND-ALONE , WE FAIL !


United we  Succeed  :  Divided we Fail
Times of India ( 29 Sept 2016 ) carries a news report titled :
" CCEA clears Rs 2,256 cr project for CBEC's GST integration "
Details are :
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CCEA today cleared a Rs 2,256 crore IT project Saksham of the Central Board of Excise and Customs, which will help integrate CBEC's system with the GST network before the rollout in April next year.

The implementation strategy for the project will be to ensure readiness of CBEC's IT framework by April, 1, 2017, when GST is to be introduced, an official statement read.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Project Saksham, a New Indirect Tax Network (Systems Integration) of CBEC.

Project Saksham will help in implementation of goods and services tax (GST), extension of the Indian Customs Single Window Interface for Facilitating Trade (SWIFT) and other taxpayer-friendly initiatives under Digital India and Ease of Doing Business of CBEC.

"All taxpayers/importers/exporters/dealers under various indirect tax laws administered by CBEC -- presently about 36 lakh -- are likely to go up to over 65 lakh after introduction of GST," the statement added.

CBEC's IT structure needs to integrate with the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) for processing of registration, payment and returns data sent to CBEC as well as act as a front-end for other modules like audit, appeal and investigation.

There is no overlap in the GST-related systems of CBEC and GSTN, the statement said.

"This IT infrastructure is also urgently required for continuation of CBEC's e-services in Customs, central excise and service tax, implementation of taxpayer services such as scanned document upload facility, extension of Indian Customs SWIFT initiative and integration with government initiatives such as e-nivesh, e-taal and e-sign," the statement added.

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Indeed a very good beginning at integrating Government Departments / Databases / Processes

I hope , someday soon , NDA government will take the next step described below ( and sent to all Ministers as email ) :

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Thursday, 3 April 2014


E - Governance ?



Can e-Governance help eliminate corruption  ?


Most certainly


Look at the following , partial list of Central and State Agencies set up to fight fraud , money-laundering , corruption , tax-evasion , economic crimes etc :



>  Public Accounts Committee           (  PAC  )


>  Central Vigilance Commission        (  CVC  )


>  Central Information Commission     (  CIC  )


>  Research and Analysis Wing           (  RAW  )


>  Serious Fraud Investigation Office   (  SFIO  )


>  Information Bureau                        (  IB   )


>  Economic Offence Wing                   (  EOW  )


>  Central Bureau of Investigation        (  CBI  )


>  Department of Revenue Intelligence (  DIR  )


>  Comptroller and Auditor General       (  CAG  )


>  Anti Corruption Bureaus ( States ).... (  ACB  )


>  Enforcement Directorate                    (  ED   )


>  Lok  Ayukts    (  States   )


>  Lok Pal           ( Central  )




Despite such an army of Agencies , how do corrupt manage to get away  ?


Or , in case caught , manage to delay delivery of punishment for years  ?


No doubt , there must be several reasons , including , inter - agency rivalry to get credit - something difficult to eliminate altogether


But , I believe , the most important reason is :



Lack of a COMMON  / COMPUTERIZED database of all offences / cases / persons being investigated

And , which is readily " Accessible " to all of these Agencies , all over the country ( 24 * 365 )



Already , every Agency compiles huge dossiers on " Suspects " in its own 
" Departmental Database " , which is never shared with other Agencies ,
leading to ,


>   Huge amount of duplication of efforts / information


>   Fractured / scattered profiles of " Suspects "


>   Enormous waste of time / resources



What will help  ?



>  Dismantling of individual departmental databases


>  Merging of all Agency-wise databases into a SINGLE / UNIQUE database


>  All Agencies to enter their findings / data / info into this COMMON
     database , with nothing preserved on local computers


>  All data-entry FORMS to be ONLINE . No paper forms at all


>  All local computers connected to ultra-secure Network ( Encrypted )


>  " Access Rights " to individuals , based on Biometric Identification




Will BJP want to make this , a prominent promise in their Poll-Manifesto , likely to be released on 7th April  ?  ( Congress /  AAP missed this boat  ! )


It is high time political parties stop talking of motherhood in vague terms and start telling the voters ,


" If you vote us to power , this is precisely what we will do , to bring about E-GOVERNANCE  - and do it within 6 months of assuming power "

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30  Sept  2016


  




Thursday, 29 September 2016

AN URGENT REQUEST


Dear Sir :

This is the only Email Id of your magazine that I could find on your web site - hence this mail

Sometimes , way back in 1997-2000 , I had contributed - and you had published in your magazine - my article titled :

"  WARP : A Web Actuated Recruitment Process "

I would highly appreciate if you can mail me a copy , since I am unable to find it at my end

Thanking you in advance ,

with regards,

hemen  parekh
Marol , Mumbai , India
( M ) +91 - 98,67,55,08,08
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WATSON ANALYTICS


Kartavya,

This morning , we discussed about Watson Analytics

Following are the UseID and Password for our registration for FREE version on IBM site
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Password - Senti)(!123

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Using these , you will get to see the types of GRAPHS that got developed for ,

1 million text resumes

2 million Job Advts

Attachments will tell you what I am looking for by way of a " Predictive Analytics " - which , I believe , could be of immense benefit to all concerned

You will find what Shuklendu has managed in this regard at... Job  Market  Analytics

regards,

hcp


FW: IN A FAST MOVING WORLD



Warm Regards,

Hemen Parekh
(M)=91 – 98,67,55,08,08

From: VS [mailto:vs@cibr.in]
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2016 4:56 PM
To: Hemen Parekh
Subject: RE: IN A FAST MOVING WORLD

Yes Sir.

I certainly agree, it is just that you keep suggesting  a new feature every day with huge potential that It is  becoming  difficult to focus on the MVP. J

I was about to tell you myself that we need to freeze on the first set of features that will help rollout the MVP with least cost and most important features.

I am there for sure next week after 5th of October, will confirm the date by this Saturday.

Regards,
VS

From: Hemen Parekh [mailto:hcp@recruitguru.com]
Sent: 29 September 2016 15:46
To: VS <vs@cibr.in>
Subject: RE: IN A FAST MOVING WORLD

VS,

B2CmessageBlaster / TV Job Channel / End to end , Recruitment Process Management System etc , are among a host of " Add-ons " that are , not only possible but also have the potential to re-write the rules of the Online Recruitment Industry

At this stage , what is important ( and URGENT ) for you is to freeze the " Functional Specifications " for what the Internet Marketing pundits call a , MVP ( Minimum Viable Product )

It is only with such written clarity that companies like ATIDAN ( Kartavya Chitalia ) can give you an estimate of the time and cost for development . Call it PHASE 1

One should think about Phase 2 , only after Phase 1 is running smoothly and your Marketing Team manages to get a few thousand Employers and a few lakh Jobseekers to register  

Without spelling out TIME and COST , you just cannot get any funding !

I have spoken to Kartavya today and he would be happy to join us for giving his own technical inputs to enable you to draw up a plan

I await your intimation re your proposed visit to Mumbai

regards

hcp






From: VS [mailto:vs@cibr.in]
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2016 10:18 AM
To: Hemen Parekh
Subject: RE: IN A FAST MOVING WORLD

Morning HCP Sir,

The TV channel looks like a novel idea. It can be also be a standalone TV channel like a Naaptol or any of the merchandise selling items. This can also be one of mediums for ResumeSYNC, wherein  job seekers can register for a job through TV (of course we need to build the concept around it).

Yes Sir, the putting resumes on cloud will be a better and smarter idea, meantime ResumeSYNC will keep transferring resumes from users systems to the cloud. Do you also think there could be other privacy issues around users installing ResumesSYNC on their systems.


Regards,
VS

From: Hemen Parekh [mailto:hcp@recruitguru.com]
Sent: 29 September 2016 08:14
To: VS <vs@cibr.in>
Subject: IN A FAST MOVING WORLD





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VS,

You may want to check these out

Today's news paper also talks about Facebook re-negotiating with Indian Government re FreeBasic

With arrival of Reliance JIO and the Central Government laying Optical Fibre Cables to connect up 225,000 Gram Panchayats , the digital access scenario in India will witness a sea-change in next 12 months

I have also prepared a CONCEPT NOTE / LOGIC , for delivering " Job Alerts " to candidates on their home TVs and then " Apply Online " , when they come across a suitable alert on TV !. This was 5/7 years back

One TV Channel had shown interest initially but later backed out !

I had even booked URLs ( www.JobsChannelTV.com / www.JobsTVchannel.com )

It may be easier NOW to implement this due to improved technologies ( internet connected Smart TV ) and greater competition amongst TV channels

Incidentally , in ResumesExchange ( ResumeBarter or, still better , ResumeSYNC ), there may not be any need for the Central Server to " deliver " millions of Resumes onto the hard-disks of thousands of Users ( who have installed ResumeSYNC on their servers ), every morning when they login

I suppose ALL resumes can remain in the CLOUD and each User can simply " access / search / shortlist / send out Interview-Calls " , by login !

No need for us to build-in " GuruSearch " ( Resume Search Engine ) into the ResumeSYNC tool  !

This opens up the possibility for extending this Online Service into a total , end-to-end , Recruitment Process

 Regards,

hemen  parekh


Marol , Mumbai , India


( M ) +91 - 98,67,55,08,08


United we Succeed : Divided we Fail


Times of India ( 29 Sept 2016 ) carries a news report titled :
" CCEA clears Rs 2,256 cr project for CBEC's GST integration "
Details are :
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CCEA today cleared a Rs 2,256 crore IT project Saksham of the Central Board of Excise and Customs, which will help integrate CBEC's system with the GST network before the rollout in April next year.

The implementation strategy for the project will be to ensure readiness of CBEC's IT framework by April, 1, 2017, when GST is to be introduced, an official statement read.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Project Saksham, a New Indirect Tax Network (Systems Integration) of CBEC.

Project Saksham will help in implementation of goods and services tax (GST), extension of the Indian Customs Single Window Interface for Facilitating Trade (SWIFT) and other taxpayer-friendly initiatives under Digital India and Ease of Doing Business of CBEC.

"All taxpayers/importers/exporters/dealers under various indirect tax laws administered by CBEC -- presently about 36 lakh -- are likely to go up to over 65 lakh after introduction of GST," the statement added.

CBEC's IT structure needs to integrate with the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) for processing of registration, payment and returns data sent to CBEC as well as act as a front-end for other modules like audit, appeal and investigation.

There is no overlap in the GST-related systems of CBEC and GSTN, the statement said.

"This IT infrastructure is also urgently required for continuation of CBEC's e-services in Customs, central excise and service tax, implementation of taxpayer services such as scanned document upload facility, extension of Indian Customs SWIFT initiative and integration with government initiatives such as e-nivesh, e-taal and e-sign," the statement added.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Indeed a very good beginning at integrating Government Departments / Databases / Processes

I hope , someday soon , NDA government will take the next step described below ( and sent to all Ministers as email ) :

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Thursday, 3 April 2014


E - Governance ?



Can e-Governance help eliminate corruption  ?


Most certainly


Look at the following , partial list of Central and State Agencies set up to fight fraud , money-laundering , corruption , tax-evasion , economic crimes etc :



>  Public Accounts Committee           (  PAC  )


>  Central Vigilance Commission        (  CVC  )


>  Central Information Commission     (  CIC  )


>  Research and Analysis Wing           (  RAW  )


>  Serious Fraud Investigation Office   (  SFIO  )


>  Information Bureau                        (  IB   )


>  Economic Offence Wing                   (  EOW  )


>  Central Bureau of Investigation        (  CBI  )


>  Department of Revenue Intelligence (  DIR  )


>  Comptroller and Auditor General       (  CAG  )


>  Anti Corruption Bureaus ( States ).... (  ACB  )


>  Enforcement Directorate                    (  ED   )


>  Lok  Ayukts    (  States   )


>  Lok Pal           ( Central  )




Despite such an army of Agencies , how do corrupt manage to get away  ?


Or , in case caught , manage to delay delivery of punishment for years  ?


No doubt , there must be several reasons , including , inter - agency rivalry to get credit - something difficult to eliminate altogether


But , I believe , the most important reason is :



Lack of a COMMON  / COMPUTERIZED database of all offences / cases / persons being investigated

And , which is readily " Accessible " to all of these Agencies , all over the country ( 24 * 365 )



Already , every Agency compiles huge dossiers on " Suspects " in its own 
" Departmental Database " , which is never shared with other Agencies ,
leading to ,


>   Huge amount of duplication of efforts / information


>   Fractured / scattered profiles of " Suspects "


>   Enormous waste of time / resources



What will help  ?



>  Dismantling of individual departmental databases


>  Merging of all Agency-wise databases into a SINGLE / UNIQUE database


>  All Agencies to enter their findings / data / info into this COMMON
     database , with nothing preserved on local computers


>  All data-entry FORMS to be ONLINE . No paper forms at all


>  All local computers connected to ultra-secure Network ( Encrypted )


>  " Access Rights " to individuals , based on Biometric Identification




Will BJP want to make this , a prominent promise in their Poll-Manifesto , likely to be released on 7th April  ?  ( Congress /  AAP missed this boat  ! )


It is high time political parties stop talking of motherhood in vague terms and start telling the voters ,


" If you vote us to power , this is precisely what we will do , to bring about E-GOVERNANCE  - and do it within 6 months of assuming power "


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

30  Sept  2016

www.hemenparekh.in