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, 26 March 2017

Here is a Way to Ensure !

Hindustan Times ( 27 March 2017 ) carries following news report :

UP CM Adityanath’s message to officials: Work 18 to 20 hours daily or leave

In a stern message to state officials, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said those who are not prepare to work for 18 to 20 hours daily are free to leave their jobs.

“The state government will not tolerate any laxity in implementation of the government schemes. Officers who are willing to work 18-20 hours daily can continue with the government or else they are free to leave,” he said, addressing a BJP meeting on his home turf of Gorakhpur.

 “I am a workaholic and the bureaucrats will have to deliver too. Those who are ready to work hard should continue and non-performers should leave,” he reiterated.

Dear Shri Adityanathji :

Making your intention known to UP officers , is no doubt , the very first step

But how will you ensure that your “ Expectations “ get implemented ?

Without depending on human discretion or intervention and totally impartially ?

I strongly recommend that , under your leadership , UP does become that Uttam Pradesh ( so dear to Shri Modiji ) , by implementing my following blog / suggestion :

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

From BAD to MAD

BAD   =   Biometric Attendance Device

MAD   =   Mobile Attendance Device


Here is my idea of a technology that we need to create for a better India :

Today EMPLOYEE ATTENDANCE SYSTEMS in India work at three levels as follows :


     Attendance Register and Wage/Salary payment in cash or by Cheque


     Punch cards or Bio-metric recording of attendance but manual calculation
     of wages / salaries and payment by cash or cheque


     Bio-metric Attendance Devices ( BAD ) , integrated with a home-grown or
     bought-out Salary Payment Software , running on a local Server.

     Salary payments could be by cheques or thru Electronic Transfer to
     concerned employee's bank account

Once in a while , if a company has several establishments within a city , those local servers are connected to a Central Server , doing all processing

In a rare case ( although , I am not aware of any ) , it may be that all the local servers of all the establishments of a company , all over the country , are networked with its central computer in its head-quarter

Now imagine this :

All smart phones to evolve as Bio-metric Attendance Devices , with built-in
    Bio-metric Recorders , GPS , a mobile attendance App ( called MAD ? )

App to have 2 buttons ( Green = IN  Red = OUT )

Employee to touch IN upon reaching his work-station and touch OUT ,
    while leaving work place , at the end of work-shift . That's all  !

Being GPS enabled , buttons will get activated ONLY when the employee
    has reached the work place ( not while he is on his way ! )

All 100 million establishments in India ( factories / offices / shops / clinics
    NGOs / Govt Depts ) to ensure that the MAD app is installed on the smart
    phone of each employee , when he joins

*  All of these smart phones to be connected ( IoT ? ) , with the Servers of ,

    *  Labour Ministries ( Central and States )

    *  HRD Ministry ( Central )

    *  Skills Development Ministry / NSDC

    *  Finance Ministries ( Central + States )

    *  NITI Aayog

    *  Income Tax Department

    *  Any other server that you may want to

*   MAD app is integrated with a STANDARD / COMMON , software system
     for computing daily wages / monthly salaries of ALL the persons working
     in those 100 million establishments ( whether they are casual /
     contractual  / trainee / apprentice / probationer / permanent / retained

*   As each person joins in any of these establishments , data re  that
     person must be inputted by the Employer into the App , such as :

     *  Name / Contact Details / DOB / Aadhar Card No / Employee Number

         ( Each unique Employee Number will be auto-generated by the
         common Salary Payment Software , running on IT Dept Server )

     *   Employee's Jandhan Yojana Bank Account Number for salary EC

     *   Employer's Jandhan bank account / Unique Employer Number

     *   Payment Mode ( Hourly / Daily / Monthly Rated , wages / salaries )

     *   Leave provisions / PF rate / TDS rate / Allowances / Reimbursements

     *   Any other relevant data ( either about employee of for employer )


*   For employees , no need to file a separate annual Income Tax Return

*   Direct deposit of PF / TDS amounts into bank accounts of Govt Depts

*   Direct Benefit Transfer ( DBT ) to every Employer for Stipend Subsidy ,
     based on number of total trainees / apprentices employed

*   Total number of employees in India ( category / region / industry )

*   Employment Density ( Industry wise / Region wise / Skill wise etc )

*   Net Employment Growth Rate ( weekly - monthly / Industry-wise )

*   Co-relation with no of persons graduating at various levels

*   Data about those Unemployed ( " Graduating " less " Employed " )

*   Overtime Statistics ( Use / Abuse )

*   Work-hour Analysis ( Ave hours / week - month )

*   Wage / Salary Rates ( Rs per hour ) - Industry wise / Region wise

     ( of great interest to Foreign Investors looking to bring down
       manufacturing costs , by outsourcing to India / manufacturing in India )

*   Compliance with labour laws / tax laws / Apprentice Act etc

*   Job Market Forecasts through BIG DATA ANALYTIC ( region / industry )

*   Demographic  Profiles of employees  ( Rural to Urban migration )

*   Per Capita Income Growth for persons using MAD app  ( MOM / YOY )

*   Changing composition between Blue Collar and White Collar employees

Then there could be many other benefits not envisaged now

Here is an opportunity for :

 *  Manufacturers of Smart Phones

     To shrink stationary / bulky / common , bio-metric devices to mobile /
     small / personalized / hand-held devices

    { Remember ?  

If you don't make yourself obsolete , someone else will  }

Tech Start Ups

     To come up with the Mobile App ( MAD ) / Technology Platform

NDA Government

    To implement what Shri Narendra Modiji said on 15 July 2015 :

   "  If China is like a manufacturing factory of the World , India should
    become the human resource capital of the World .

   That should be our target and we should lay emphasis on that . 

   We should have a futuristic vision and prepare plans for the next ten years "


   MAD  could well be an important element  of  that  " JAM PLAN "  !


27  March  2017