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, 31 May 2019

Traffic Congestion ? Finally, a solution in sight ?


To day’s Business Line carries following news report :





Highlights :


#   The joint research project seeks to establish ,


Ø  “ a reliable and common approach “ for grasping the
                 traffic situation in cities by building a system that effectively uses


Ø  “ mobile devices , traffic sensing , big data analysis and network technologies “




 #   The field test bed system has several key components of traffic management system such as ,

Ø    Real time traffic flow monitoring cameras

Ø    Speed detection safety system

Ø    Traffic signal lights , and

Ø    Remote Environment Gas Sensing



#    Through the field test bed system, research teams of Japan and India will continue to work together
     to create a reliable approach for grasping the traffic situation in the cities in India, which will
    contribute to the formation of suitable urban transport system and facilitation of a modal shift



Participating Agencies


[ A ]   Japan Science and Technology Agency ( JSTA ) and JICA


          Mr Katsuo Matsumoto , Chief Representative – JICA – India





        director@iith.ac.in


 

It is heartening that Japan and India have decided to work jointly on this project which affects the entire World



That made me submit following method to our  Policy Makers , on 20 Nov 2018 :


Transport : an Integrated Logistic Plan ?  ,


Highlights :


A : PROBLEM   STATEMENT

B : GUIDING PRINCIPLES / GOALS of  ILP


C:   ROAD-MAP TO ACHIEVE THESE OBJECTIVES


D: LOGIC   FOR   DETERMINING   “HARM QUOTIENT" 


E : ILLUSTRATION  OF  THE   COMPUTATION  OF  HQ



F   :    TRANSCORE  IS  TOTAL  OF  HQs  OF VARIOUS  FACTORS


G    :    SOME   MORE   EXAMPLES  OF    TRANSCORE



H  :  TECHNOLOGY  PLATFORM



I  :  HOW  WILL  THIS  SYSTEM  WORK  ?


J    :   LINKAGE OF TRANSCORE  WITH  AMOUNT  OF  “ TRANS – TAX “  PAYABLE


K   :   HOW ELSE CAN A NAVIC BASED “ VEHICLE TRACKING – TAXING SYSTEM “ BENEFIT CITIZENS  ?


L   :   TIME  FRAME  FOR  IMPLEMENTATION  OF  THIS  PROPOSAL


M  :   WHICH  COUNTRY  IS  MOST  LIKELY  TO  IMPLEMENT  THIS  FIRST  ? 



Relevant  Readings  :

Transport Solutions ? Must try everything    [   25  Oct  2018   ] 


Trans-portability Theory  


National Clean Air Tax ? – a Pigovian tax ?   


Pigovian Tax for Polluters ?

  


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 I urge :

Ø  Shri Nitin Gadkariji to lend his personal support to this project of national importance

Ø  IIT-H and JICA to consider my proposal

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01  June  2019


hcp@RecruitGuru.com

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

CPGRAMS


(  Centralized Public Grievance Redress And  Monitoring System )




Economic Times ( May 28 ) carries following news report :



Highlights :

An upgraded Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) will be launched within the next three months for better ‘optimisation’ of the ‘grievance redressal time’ to shorten the processing period.


This will allow the public to indicate sector /  department wise grievances for faster processing


When CPGRAMS first took off in Modi government’s first year in 2014, it got about 3 lakh grievances. The number rose to 11 lakh in 2018 and is touching 6 lakh as on May 24 this year. .. 

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Without doubt, CPGRAMS  sounds much more impressive than my earlier emailed suggestion,


I  SIN  >  <  U  SIN  [  18  Aug  2013  ]


I hope  latest version of CPGRAMS implements ALL the features of I SIN > < U SIN


But, this ( Mobile App ) was just one of the 23 Apps that I have suggested over the past 3 years


From the following list , you will find that some have been implemented ( with equally impressive sounding names ):

An App for Everything ?   [  18  Aug  2017  ]



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28  Aug  2019

hcp@RecruitGuru.com


Monday, 27 May 2019

Paralyzed by Policy Revisions ?





Following news appeared in today’s Economic Times :



POLICY SOON TO  RE-SKILL and  UPSKILL



Dedicated curriculum to be developed across identified sectors.


Highlight :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the Skill India Mission in 2015 to make the country the “skill capital” of the world.


The aim was to impart skills training to 400 million people by 2022 through flagship schemes such as the Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Prohatsan Yojana, the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana and the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme.



However, barely 30 million youths have been imparted skill training. 


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Target               >    400 million in 7 years ( 2016 to 2022  )        =    57   million per year

Achieved            >    30 million in 3  years ( 2016 – 2017 – 2018 ) = 10 million per year

Remaining          >    370 million in next 4 years ( 2019 till 2022 )  =  92 million/year

So, next what ?  >  Policy Revision   

                            Govt to focus on “ Reskilling “ in its second term



How                  >  Dedicated curriculum to be developed across identified sectors, such as
                             banking, financial services and insurance [ BFSI ], IT/ITes ( information
                             technologyenabled services), manufacturing, e-commerce, retail,
                             logistics , healthcare and telecommunication




                          [ Apparently, it took those “ Policy Revision Experts  30 months to read

                          following what I emailed on 20 JAN 2017 ]
                    

                        WHAT WOULD BE THE RIGHT APPROACH ?

*  Right approach would be : " Do not give fish to a hungry man / teach him how to fish "


 In short , empower them to earn their own living by teaching them " Skills " and by
 gaining " Experience " in use of those skills


Entire cost of this " Skilling " and " Experiencing " to be borne by the Government , till
 each targeted poor / unemployed person , either gets gainfully employed or becomes
 self-employed


Should he choose to become Self-Employed ( by registering as a " Start Up " ), exempt
 him from paying Personal Income Tax for next 10 years


   WHAT SKILLS WILL GET PROVIDED IN ITI ?

Entire range of Manufacturing Industry related skills being currently imparted plus a
whole host of commercial skills required by E Commerce / Fintech / Agriculture Processing
 / Payment Banks / Service Sector / BPO / Telecom and other emerging sectors


Related  Reading :


Congratulations , Anilbhai Naik     [  08  Feb  2019  ]


Organizing the Unorganized         [  04  Feb  2019  ]



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28  may  2019
hcp@RecruitGuru.com



Saturday, 25 May 2019

What got achieved ?


What  got  achieved  ?


Today’s Times of India carries following news :



Highlights of Estimated Investment in 5 years ( Rs Lakh * crore ) :

#  Transport  …………………………….. 30

#   Energy  ………………………………….20

#   Urban Infra and Housing …….. 12

#   Health  …………………………………   10

#   Defense  ……………………………..    9

#   Digital   …………………………………   7

#   Agriculture …………………………….  5

#   Mining and Metals  ……………….. 5

#   Education ……………………………..  1

#   Tourism  ……………………………..    1

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Total  ………………………………………….. 100

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Key Areas :

#   High Speed Rail Corridors………… 10

#   Rivers to be interlinked …………… 37

#   Ports under Sagarmala……………  605

#   Plants to extract Biomass………. 5,000

#   Houses to get Subsidy …………… 2 CR

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Key Concerns :


[ A  ]

    Preparing “ Investment Estimates “ was never any serious problem for us

    5 years ago ( on 07 April 2014 ), I had made following estimates ,using BJP Manifesto of

    2014 (  Don't Ask " How " ?  )  :

   
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PROJECT   .................................... Approx Cost ( Rs Lakh * Crores  )
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#  100 Mega Cities........................   90

#  Interlinking of Rivers..................  60

#  Sagar Mala of Ports....................  30

#  Highways ( 25,000 Km )..............  50

#  Housing ( 100 mill units )............   100

#  Rivers Cleaning..........................   10

#  Other Infra Projects....................    100

   * Freight Corridors

   * Gas Grids

   * OFC Network


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Total ..........................................Rs  430  Lakh Crores
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 [  B  ]

 In the current “ Sankalp Patra ( new name for Manifesto ) “ of BJP, there is no mention of precisely WHAT / HOW MUCH got actually achieved ( - a kind of REPORT CARD ) against whatever “ Physical  Targets “ were set in 2014, - and using HOW MUCH investment !

Simple Summary of Sankalp



[  C  ]

How are those funds going to be mobilized , considering that :

#   For the past 2 years, Private Investment has dried up

#   Govt is seriously considering reduction in Personal and Corporate Income Tax

#   Banks / Financial Institutions are plagued by huge NPAs and unwilling to give loans

#   Many bankers are under investigations and more are expecting !


To me, getting BLACK MONEY to get into PRODUCTIVE ASSETS , through AMNESTY SCHEME ( along the lines of Indonesia which last year managed to raise $ 342 Billion through such a Scheme ), seems the only way out !


Dear Narendrabhai :


Even RAMAYANA and MAHABHARAT are having incidences where Lord Rama / Krishna had to resort to ( apparently unethical ) MEANS in order to achieve ultimate GOOD !




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25  May  2019

hcp@RecruitGuru.com