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, 23 April 2017

Yogiji ! योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam



( Excellence in Action is Yoga )

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Yogi Adityanathji  orders biometric attendance in Uttar Pradesh offices 


To ensure all government employees reach work on time, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed that a biometric attendance system be put in place in offices up to the block level. 


Adityanath's instructions came during a meeting with officials of the rural development department late on Saturday night. 

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Dear Shri Adityanathji :


Factories and offices ( including many Public Sector establishments ) are having biometric attendance recording systems for many years


In UP , you will need thousands of these , costing hundreds of crores of rupees


Bad enough !


But what is worse is that these systems cannot help the administration for compiling any data other than “ Who “ came in when and left when ! How many hours did he / she remained “ present “ at the work-place !


A single purpose system of extremely limited benefit


I urge you to bypass this “ Jurassic Age “ and leapfrog to the “ New India “ Age , by implementing following suggestion ( earlier sent as email to all Policy Makers )


Let UP show the way to the rest of India  !


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Wednesday, 1 June 2016


From BAD to MAD



BAD   =   Biometric Attendance Device

MAD   =   Mobile Attendance Device


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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 :


#   ENTIRELY MANUAL

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


#   PARTLY AUTOMATED

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


#   FULLY AUTOMATED

     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 )





WHAT  ARE  THE  ADVANTAGES  ?


*   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 "  !




24  April  2017


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