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

Monday, 30 January 2017



“We are going to start Aadhaar Pay. With this, people will not require to carry their mobile phone for payments. They can visit any merchant, share their Aadhaar number and verify themselves using biometrics to pay and receive money,” Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Electronics and IT, said here.
The Minister also said the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app has also been integrated with the Aadhaar Enabled Payment System on Thursday.

Dear Shri Prasadji :

For those 100 Crore Indians who cannot enter their Aadhar Number in the Smart phone , please consider taking the following next – and ultimate / inevitable – step , outlined in my earlier email dated 03 Dec 2016 :

Reincarnation of Smart Phone ( with SARAL app )

Why do people need to " OWN " a phone ( AEPS pre-installed ), in order to be able to " USE " it ?

People who make their purchase payments using Credit / Debit cards , do NOT own their personal PoS machines / Card Readers !

The SELLER owns those machines , kept on his counter

And allows the BUYERS to use these while making payment

With AEPS duly " integrated " with Aadhar-based BIO-METRIC device , linked to user's bank account , there is no technical reason , why a BUYER cannot use an AEPS installed phone , lying on the counter of the SELLER !

When he is carrying his EYES - and his Aadhar Card - there is no need for him to " OWN / CARRY " his own EYE - READER ( smart phone ) , wherever he goes !

Just look into the camera of the SARAL phone lying on the sales counter , speak your Aadhar Number , then speak payment instruction !  As SARAL ( simple ) as that, until smart phones start reading your unspoken thoughts !

And putting a 100 million SARAL phones ( pre-installed with AEPS ) , into the hands of SELLERS , is much easier /faster / cheaper than placing 500 million phones into the hands of USERS !

With this innovation ( shrinking and morphing a bulky PoS / Card Reading Device to a tiny SARAL phone , pre-installed with AEPS ) , there is an opportunity for manufacturers of these devices to " re-invent " themselves !

Now is the time to make themselves obsolete , before someone else does !

If they don't , they are cooked !

And , since Credit / Debit card Issuers too are on the verge of " going into oblivion " , they would be happy to tie-up with PoS / Card Reader manufacturers , to implement my suggestion

They can still survive , if they ensure that those MORPHED / SHRUNK devices ( called SARAL phones ) , enable millions of illiterate Indians to make their payments , just by " talking to the phone ( lying on the SELLER's counter ) " , in a language of their choice !

If they succeed in pulling off this innovation ( of spoken instructions ) , they have a good chance to beat existing Mobile Wallet companies

Dear Shri Amitabh Kant :

If asked , Sundar Pichai ( Google ) would gladly combine " Google Talk "  with " Google Translate " , to come up with a  " SARAL " app which can be integrated into AEPS !

This  SARAL  avatar of a Smart phone , has tremendous scope for export all over the World .

I hope , the Members of the Chief Ministers Committee , find time to debate my suggestion

31  Jan  2017