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, 4 November 2016

Hope on the Horizon ?

Following news reports , once again , confirm that NDA govt is one that listens to suggestions of ordinary citizens - and also implements the same , if found useful


#  Economic Times / 03 Nov 2016  

Coming soon ! UMANG, the master app for government services

A master app to unlock government services for citizens on the mobile phone is slated for launch within four months, but only a small number of amenities will form part of the initial rollout, according to people aware of the plan

"Since most government services will be linked to Aadhaar, it makes sense to integrate it with UMANG," said a senior official in the ministry of electronics and information technology, referring to Unified Mobile App for New-Age Governance which will be a mobile gateway to central, state and municipal services. 

UMANG will enable citizens to download a single mobile app instead of multiple apps for each department, and make it easy for them to discover government services," the official said.


#  Hindustan Times / 12  Oct  2016

Redressal System to be in place before law

The PMO had identified enacting a Public Grievance Law as one of the key priority areas  ... but the Prime Minister's office wanted to first set a system in place

As PM too , Modi has been closely monitoring Grievance Redressal and pulled up officials who have defaulted on the timelines

Once the scheme is rolled out , the next stage will be to back it up by law


#  DNA / 10 Oct 2016

Over 3.5 million avail online services of Maha Depts

After the Rights to Services ( RTS ) Act was introduced by the government , over 3.5 million citizens have availed online services from various departments of the State government

From the eight revenue divisions , there are at least 2.25 crore citizens who visited the portal

Of these 2.25 crore citizens , almost 49.94 lakh people had requested for various online services of which, 36.17 lakh applications were provided services in the stipulated time frame


I am happy that all those Ministers / MPs / MLAs /  Secretaries , to whom I repeatedly sent my following suggestion ( as emails ) , took cognizance of the same - and found it good enough to implement :


Saturday, 29 December 2012

I  SIN  >  <   U   SIN

That could be the name of an android app ( I Seek It Now > < U

 Solve It Now )

To be developed by India’s Central Home Ministry for successful implementation of proposed,

Delivery  of  Services  Act

The app will come pre-installed on those mobile phones which

 Government of India plans to distribute FREE , to some 400 million “ 

Poor People “ of India , before the 2014 National Election ( and on

 those 220 million Aakash Tablets )

Issuer will enter the Mobile No and that person’s Aadhar Card No, in

 a computerized central database , before issuing the phone

Hence , no need to login to the App , whose screen will read,



·                  National Commission for Women

·                  Garbage Clearance

·                  Water Supply

·                  Electricity Supply

·                  Roads Repair

·                  Rationing ( Food Distribution )

·                  Police

·                  Bus Transport

·                  Railways

·                  Post

·                  Employment

·                  Education

·                  Irrigation

·                  Building Permits

·                  Revenue / Land Records

·                  Anti Corruption

·                  Other ……………………………………….etc
         (List should not exceed 50)

Touching name of any department name will open a SMS message

 box where the user will type out his complaint ( in a language of his

 choice )

There will be option to speak-out and record voice message , for

 illiterate users

Touching SEND button will transmit the complaint and within

 minutes, user will receive SMS reply , giving,

·                  Name of Officer responsible

·                  Office Landline No

·                  Mobile No

·                  Email Id

·                  Complaint No

·                  Expected date of solving

Bingo !

Then publish online , a tabulation of departments , arranged in the

 descending order of the no of complaints received / cleared /

 pending !

This frugal innovation will bring in Good Governance all over India

Request Nandan Nilekani / Sam Pitroda to help out , even though
 they may be busy implementing my earlier suggested app ,

“ VotesApp “

I have no doubt that the political party which promises , “ I SIN > <

 U SIN “ ,  will get voted to power in 2014


05   Nov   2016

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