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

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

FW: Word File Display Page, Input Page & Example Page


shuklendu.baji@sentientsystems.net

nitin.ruge@sentientsystems.net

dataentry1@recruitguru.com



Nitin ,


I suppose Satish will start on this today

How soon can we upload it ?

To begin with , if you finalize the " INPUT " page and make it available to Sanjivani , then she can start entering the data ( news snippets ) right away

That way , by the time you are ready to upload the page , Sanjivani could have compiled / aggregated , 50 / 100 items

This has the advantage that , from day ONE , visitors will get to see some interesting data and feel like ,

>   re-visiting

>  subscribe to RSS feed

hcp

PS :

If a news-snippet " heading / title " , is copy/pasted from a web site , is it possible to show the URL as a hyperlink , in the " Publication " column , so that , if a visitor wants to read the full article , he can just click on that URL ?

This will be very " re-assuring " to the visitor  !

May be , we can call that " Column / Field "  :

" Publication / Source "



From: Hemen Parekh [mailto:hcp@recruitguru.com]
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2015 10:53 AM
To: 'Shuklendu Baji'; 'Nitin Ruge'
Cc: Sanjivani Kadam
Subject: FW: Word File Display Page, Input Page & Example Page

Shuklendu / Nitin


New Page : Who is Investing in India ?
------------------------------------------

Attached find the design . I am asking Sanjivani to email to you the hand-drawn images of these 3 pages( actually , two )


I would request you to take this up as next priority and target to upload it by next week-end


Points to note:

>   This page will be developed on the basis of CMS ( Content Management System )

>   " Input Page " will be accessible to Sanjivani , thru ADMIN page

>   After login , she will enter data ( news snippets picked up from news papers / web sites ), but not upload ( see Example Page)

>   Once a day , I will log in , check the data-entry and click ( one ? ) UPLOAD button to update the database

>   Next to " Select Country " drop list , I suggest we provide a " Subscribe " link with provision for entering Email Id

>  Any visitor should be able to " Subscribe " ( to this RSS feed ? ) , in order to get in his email , news-snippets corresponding

    to Country selected by him in the " Select Country " drop list . Of course , he can select " All Countries " if he wants

> " All Countries " will be the default option

>  At a time , only one news snippet will appear in a rectangular box in the centre

>  clicking on Numbers ( 1  2  3  .... ) appearing below the box will reveal corresponding news snippet

> It would be nice to have some dynamic counters for the No of News Snippets for each Country

> Can there be some facility for the Visitor ( any casual visitor ) to be able to forward any particular news snippet to the email ID of one or more , colleagues ? This could prove very popular feature when the visiting foreign executive wants to alert his other colleagues

I am sure , there are issues that I have NOT anticipated - which may occur to you !

I have , in my today's email to Shri Amitabh Kant , briefly mentioned re this page

Since MakeInIndia web site itself is going to be revamped , I thought of this

Pl phone me in case there are any doubts or clarifications needed

hcp 



From: Sanjivani Kadam [mailto:dataentry1@recruitguru.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2015 2:27 PM
To: Hemen Parekh
Subject: Word File Display Page, Input Page & Example Page

Dear Sir,


Please find attached Word File Display Page, Input Page & Example Page




Thanks & Regards,


Sanjivani

Hire , when you need : Fire , when you don't !

hihirhulikal@yahoo.com



Hire ,  when   you   need  :   Fire ,  when   you  don't  !

What is the amount of investment required to create 1 Million jobs per month ? ( = No of jobseekers joining India's labour market each month )

That would depend upon the " Industry " for investment

There are some , " Capital Intensive " industries which would require a huge investment , whereas , there are some " Labour Intensive " industries , where a much smaller investment can generate 1 Million jobs

For example , to generate 1 Million jobs would need :

*  Industrial Instruments ( Labour Intensive )................... Rs  10,000  Cr
*  Boilers / Steam Generating Plants ( Capital Intensive )... Rs 500,000 Cr

{ Source : DIPP , Investment and Job Creation from Aug 1991-Mar 2014
   as reported in Times of India / 17 March , 2015  }

Of course , we don't have to create all of those 1 Million jobs per month , in just one or two industries

If we take an " Average Investment " required across ALL the industries , then , may be , we need :

Rs 200,000 Cr to generate 1 Million jobs every month

ie :   Rs 2 Lakh*Crores   per month
ie :   Rs 24 Lakh*Crores  every year

Now , who has got that kind of money to invest , even if we assume that

>  there is a " Ready Market " for all of those products , here and now ?

>  this market will not shrink in the foreseeable future  ?

Obviously , the Governments ( Central + States ) , don't  !

If we include FDI , may be Private Sector can raise that kind of money

But will it invest in " Capital Intensive " industries or in " Labour Intensive " industries ?

Given the current labour laws , it is clear that the investors will choose to invest in Capital Intensive industries

Even if that means , creation of only 1 Lakh jobs instead of 10 Lakh jobs !

At this point , it is worth researching whether USA succeeds in creating some 150,000 / 200,000  new jobs every month , due to its policy of  :

"  Hire when you need : Fire when you don't  "

Before hiring , do USA industrialists ask of themselves :

"  If things go wrong and I am forced to trim my work-force , will this recruit
   become a permanent burden ? "

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hemen  parekh
June 30 , 2015
B2BmessageBlaster




Labour Law Reforms

amitabh.kant@nic.in



Dear Amitabh ,

You may like my following blog that I just posted on a few web sites

regards,

hemen

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Hire ,  when   you   need  :   Fire ,  when   you  don't  !



What is the amount of investment required to create 1 Million jobs per month ? ( = No of jobseekers joining India's labour market each month )


That would depend upon the " Industry " for investment


There are some , " Capital Intensive " industries which would require a huge investment , whereas , there are some " Labour Intensive " industries , where a much smaller investment can generate 1 Million jobs


For example , to generate 1 Million jobs would need :


*  Industrial Instruments ( Labour Intensive )................... Rs  10,000  Cr

*  Boilers / Steam Generating Plants ( Capital Intensive )... Rs 500,000 Cr


{ Source : DIPP , Investment and Job Creation from Aug 1991-Mar 2014
   as reported in Times of India / 17 March , 2015  }


Of course , we don't have to create all of those 1 Million jobs per month , in just one or two industries


If we take an " Average Investment " required across ALL the industries , then , may be , we need :


Rs 200,000 Cr to generate 1 Million jobs every month


ie :   Rs 2 Lakh*Crores   per month

ie :   Rs 24 Lakh*Crores  every year


Now , who has got that kind of money to invest , even if we assume that


>  there is a " Ready Market " for all of those products , here and now ?


>  this market will not shrink in the foreseeable future  ?


Obviously , the Governments ( Central + States ) , don't  !


If we include FDI , may be Private Sector can raise that kind of money


But will it invest in " Capital Intensive " industries or in " Labour Intensive " industries ?


Given the current labour laws , it is clear that the investors will choose to invest in Capital Intensive industries


Even if that means , creation of only 1 Lakh jobs instead of 10 Lakh jobs !


At this point , it is worth researching whether USA succeeds in creating some 150,000 / 200,000  new jobs every month , due to its policy of  :


"  Hire when you need : Fire when you don't  "


Before hiring , do USA industrialists ask of themselves :


"  If things go wrong and I am forced to trim my work-force , will this recruit
   become a permanent burden ? "


Question that the Labour Laws must answer :


" What comes first ?  Creation of new jobs , or , retention of existing jobs ? "


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hemen  parekh

June 30 , 2015

B2BmessageBlaster





Monday, 29 June 2015

Activation Link

makeinindia@nic.in

nitin.ruge@sentientsystems.net



Dear Uday,


My colleague , Nitin Ruge ( Project Manager - Sentient Systems ) checked up the problem of you not receiving the Activation Link , after registering as a Subscriber on www.B2BmessageBlaster.com

He confirms that the link did get emailed from our server . It is possible that it landed in your SPAM box  ! Pl check

In any case , Nitin has activated your account from the back-end and you may , now , login using your Email ID ( User Name ) and your Password

When you do , you will find " Your Credit Balance " as >  Rs 200 / -   > No of Emails .. 1,000 ( Free Joining Bonus )

Rest of the process is explained at.. "  Dear Pallavi "

If there are any questions , feel free to phone me

regards,

hemen


RE: Birthday Greetings from S.K. Tiwari


sakuti88@gmail.com


Dear Santosh

Many thanks

hcp

From: Santosh Tiwari [mailto:sakuti88@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2015 8:22 PM
To: Hemen Parekh
Subject: Birthday Greetings from S.K. Tiwari

Respected Sir,

Kindly accept my best wishes for belated happy birthday (on 27th June). and excellent health.

Kindly excuse me for inadvertent slip on my part to have missed you wishing yesterday..

With warm regards,
s k tiwari.



RE: Wish you a very happy birthday


pannadesai678@gmail.com



Dear  Panna


Many thanks for your greetings

It felt nice to be remembered after all these years !

I hope you - and your family - are doing well

As far as I am concerned , I go to my office , may be once in a fortnight . My younger son , Nirmit handles the business of 3P

regards,

hcp







From: pannadesai678 [mailto:pannadesai678@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2015 5:59 PM
To: hcp@recruitguru.com
Subject: Wish you a very happy birthday


Sir, 

Wish u belated happy birthday. 
I am panna desai. Ex L&T. Thanks & regards. 

Sent from my Samsung device

RE: Purchase assestanc


rajkumarsing.patil@gmail.com


Dear Rajkumar

Suggest you register as a job seeker on our web site,


regards,

hemen

From: Rajkumarsing Patil [mailto:rajkumarsing.patil@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2015 1:40 PM
To: contact@recruitguru.com
Subject: Purchase assestanc

Dear sir,
        
      Pls  find attached  here with my Resume , 
 few days am dally update in my cv in post for material assistance , SCM  position & no one Reply for me on return so pls inform me my Resume is selected or not,   
  

Regards,
 Rajkumar Patil
8055992377

RE: B2B MessageBlaster update


shuklendu.baji@sentientsystems.net

nitin.ruge@sentientsystems.net



Nitin

Many thanks . A little while back , Sanjivani has sent to you , the revised database of the Indian Embassies

Was that taken care of  ?

hcp

From: Nitin Ruge [mailto:nitin.ruge@sentientsystems.net]
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 6:24 PM
To: Hemen Parekh
Cc: shuklendu.baji@sentientsystems.net
Subject: B2B MessageBlaster update

Dear Sir,

“India Project Resources” pending changes  uploaded.


Regards,

Nitin Ruge



Providing of hyperlinks

amitabh.kant@nic.in


Dear Amitabh ,


On Saturday afternoon , I had a long chat with Uday Munjal re providing of hyperlinks to B2B , from MakeInIndia / InvestIndia web sites

He had promised to discuss this today , with Shri Bagla and convey his decision

Uday phoned this afternoon to say that , even though Shri Bagla is convinced of the advantage this ( hyper linking ) would provide to the Foreign Company Executives visiting InvestIndia web site , he would like to defer this till the web site gets re-vamped

Even though I felt very disappointed , I respect his decision and shall wait

I tried to call you around 4:15 pm but you were busy in a meeting

Your secretary , Mr Chauhan said , he will call me back when you are relatively free

If ok with you , I will try to reach you over phone , around 11 am tomorrow morning .

In the meantime , you may want to look up..... India  Project  Resources


with regards ,

hemen


PS :

I attach my today's blog

Sunday, 28 June 2015

FW: Providing Links on Web sites [#11910]


shuklendu.baji@sentientsystems.net

nitin.ruge@sentientsystems.net


Shuklendu,


Yesterday , I had a 45 minute telecon with Uday Munjal ( of InvestIndia team )

I have marked to you , a copy of my subsequent email to him

Around 5:30 pm , he rang up to say that , after registering on B2B as a Subscriber ( in his own name , " Uday Munjal " ) , he did NOT receive our Activation Link  !

I have promised to call him back , tomorrow morning

I did check Falconide log and found that it shows that one email has gone to :


Hence , I fail to understand why he did not receive the link !

He told me , tomorrow , he will present our case ( for hyper linking ) to Invest India MD , Shri Deepak Bagla

It is , therefore , very important for us to solve this problem permanently - if it still remains unsolved

Uday wants to thoroughly " test / try out " the blasting feature of our web site , BEFORE meeting Shri Bagla

hcp

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PS :

I hope , Nitin has found out why Shri Devendra Desai ( Children Toy Foundation ) could not pay Rs 4000/- on Friday , thru ccAvenue



From: MakeInIndia Response [mailto:makeinindia@nic.in]
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2015 7:25 PM
To: hcp@RecruitGuru.com
Subject: Re: Providing Links on Web sites [#11910]

-- reply above this line --

Thanks sir will discuss with senior management.

Thanks and Regards,
MakeInIndia Team


We hope this response has sufficiently answered your questions. If not, please keep subject line unchanged while further communications. 

RE: Providing Links on Web sites [#11910]

makeinindia@nic.in


Dear Uday ,


As far as you not receiving the Activation Link is concerned , I have alerted Mr Shuklendu Baji ( MD - Sentient Systems / who develop and maintain B2B web site )

I hope to get back to you by 11am tomorrow morning

I am glad that you plan to thoroughly " test / try out " , the Message Blasting Service of B2B

While doing so , if you face any issues , do not hesitate to phone me


A note of caution :


" Email Alerts " feature will work , only if the following three conditions are met :


Message Sender is a Foreign Company ( who have selected a Foreign Country Name / City Name , while registering )

     Since you have registered as " New Delhi / India " , it won't work for you

Message Receivers  = " Indian Companies "

Message type =  Inviting Indian Companies for Technical Collaboration / Joint Venture

But then , B2B is not only about promoting " Joint Ventures " between Foreign Companies and Indian Companies

Going beyond that , B2B is a platform for promoting trade between India and the rest of the World !

Just take a look at the " Types " of Messages that can be COMPOSED and get blasted

regards,

hemen

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Types of Marketing Messages


·        Inviting INDIAN COMPANIES for Technical Collaboration / Joint Venture
·        Inviting FOREIGN ( Non-Indian ) COMPANIES for Technical Collaboration / Joint Venture
·        Subcontracting / Outsourcing / Purchase / Buying of Products - Services
·        Sale of Products - Services
·        Invitations for Bids - Proposals / Tenders
·        Business Offers [ Sale - Purchase - Partnership in existing Business ]
·        Offers / Need for Technical Collaborations / Joint Ventures
·        Appointment of Dealers - Distributors - Agents - Stockiest - Franchisees
·        Lease / Sale / Purchase of Properties and Real Estate
·        Inviting Consultants / Offering Consultancy
·        New Products / Services launch announcements
·        Offering Training Courses for Corporate Executives
·        Public Issues - IPO announcements
·        Start-Ups needing Venture Capital / Angel Investors
·        Public Notices / Auction Notices
·        Announcements re Conferences-Seminars-Meetings-Shows-Awards
·        Membership Drives by Chambers of Commerce / Trade Associations
·        Branding Messages / Institutional Image Building
·        Business Surveys / Questionnaires / Survey Findings
·        Canvassing / Lobbying
·        Price Revision announcements
·        Statutory Notices / Legal Notices
·        Donation Drives by NGOs / Charitable Trusts
·        Launch of new Ventures / E-Commerce Web sites
·        Launch of New Companies
·        Receipt of significant Orders
·     Others



From: MakeInIndia Response [mailto:makeinindia@nic.in]
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2015 7:25 PM
To: hcp@RecruitGuru.com
Subject: Re: Providing Links on Web sites [#11910]

-- reply above this line --

Thanks sir will discuss with senior management.

Thanks and Regards,
MakeInIndia Team

We hope this response has sufficiently answered your questions. If not, please keep subject line unchanged while further communications. 

My Digital India Application


ifdic@ciieindia.org

gkapte@gmail.com

ravi.apte@leftrightmind.com


Dear Sir :


In the online Application Form , it was not possible to attach the full document of my concept :

World  Wide  Work  Federation ( W3F )

Find this attached

regards,

hemen

PS:

I have also sent this document to Shri Kalraj Mishraji - Minister , MSME

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Payment Gateway Problem

nitin.ruge@sentientsystems.net

shuklendu.baji@sentientsystems.net

play@childrentoyfoundation.org



Nitin,

Yesterday , Shri Devendra Desai tried to make online payment ( Rs 4,000 / - ) on B2B , thru ccAvenue

He phoned to say that ccAvenue refused to honour his Master Card !

Could this happen ? Or , was he , possibly making some mistake ?

His cell no is :

91,67,76,95,57

I would request you to phone him and help him solve his problem

hcp

---------------------------------------------------


Devendra S. Desai

Founder/Mg. Trustee

--

Children Toy Foundation

C/O R.Desai & Co,Modern House,11,Dr. V.B.Gandhi Road,Fort,Mumbai-400001

Tel : (091-22) 22820687/09987754555

Fax : 091-22-22841247
.
Email : play@childrentoyfoundation.org

RE: Happy Birthday Sir!


sonalt@strategichr.co.in


Sonal

Many thanks for all the warm feeling and sentiments

hcp

From: Sonal Thakker [mailto:sonalt@strategichr.co.in]
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2015 7:03 PM
To: Hemen Parekh
Subject: Happy Birthday Sir!

‎A small poem for you.....

On your 82nd Birthday today,
Remembering you in the fondest way,

‎It has taken many years and many miles,
 So enjoy those well earned 'Antique Smiles'‎,

You have been a great inspirat‎ion, 
And bring in us so much of motivation 

You are a treasure , every child will crave for ‎,
May you live many more healthy years,we all pray for, 

  

Warm Regards,

Sonal Thakker
+91 9867550806
3P Consultants \ Strategic Human Resources Consultants


Friday, 26 June 2015

RE: Complementing MakeInIndia [#11877]


makeinindia@nic.in



Dear Uday,

3pm is fine

I suppose you will call on my cell ( 0 - 98,67,55,08,08 )

In case you face any problem , call me on my landline ( 022-2920,6715 )

I do hope you have received my email earlier today , re page "  India  Project  Resources  "  /  Auto Translation in 9 Foreign Languages

regards,

hemen

From: MakeInIndia Response [mailto:makeinindia@nic.in]
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2015 3:14 PM
To: hcp@RecruitGuru.com
Subject: Re: Complementing MakeInIndia [#11877]

-- reply above this line --

Dear Sir,

As stated we will have call tomorrow at 3pm

Thanks and Regards,
MakeInIndia Team

We hope this response has sufficiently answered your questions. If not, please keep subject line unchanged while further communications. 

World Wide Work

diw@negp.gov.in

amitabh.kant@nic.in



Dear Sir :


Many thanks for your invitation to attend the inauguration ceremony of Digital India Week , at the hands of Shri Narendra Modiji , on 01 July , at the Vigyan Bhavan

I am honored but regret my inability to attend due to indifferent health

I do hope my past suggestions , in respect of " Digitized E - Governance " , will be given a few minutes for discussions , during the week-long deliberations

For your ready-reference , these are reproduced below

with regards,

hemen  parekh



(M) 0 - 98,67,55,08,08

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VotesApp


Here is a suggestion to IIT-Bombay , to develop a voting app , to be called VotesApp. Highlights of VotesApp :

Ø  An Android app which can be downloaded from Google Play / Android Zoom / GetJar and the official web site of Election Commission of India

Ø  It will be pre-loaded on 220 million Aakash tablets  which Govt of India plans to distribute to students

Ø  It will also be pre-loaded on those Smart phones ( to be called, “ Dharati “ ? ), which Govt of India plans to distribute free to 400 million “ poor “ Indians , before 2014 National elections

Ø  All tablet / smart phone manufacturers will be encouraged to pre-load VotesApp

Ø  Using this app , a voter can register at Election Commission web site, where he will enter the same data which he has submitted for his Aadhar card, including Aadhar card number (Unique Identification No)

Ø  All of these details will be verified by Aadhar database

Ø  Obviously , those who have not obtained their Aadhar card , will not be able to use VotesApp . They will need to visit nearest polling booth

Ø  Upon correct verification , Aadhar Database will permanently link the person’s Aadhar number with the mobile number from which  registration is done, and issue a Password

Ø  An under aged person will not be allowed to register

Ø  A person will be able to vote only from that mobile number

Ø  After login on first screen, user will be asked to select one option from > Panchayat Election > Municipal Election > State Assembly Election > Lok-Sabha Election

Ø  Upon selection, user will be presented with the list of candidates contesting , from which , he can select only one by ticking a checkbox. There will be also a choice , labeled “ None “

Ø  A long press on a candidate’s name will display details of his declared assets as also his criminal record


Ø  After ticking / selecting a candidate, voter will click on  “ VOTE “ button, whereupon his vote gets registered and VotesApp gets inactivated

Ø  Once a voter registers on Election Commission web site , he cannot go to a poling booth and vote physically

Ø  In less than one year , Govt of India will recover the cost of 220 million Aakash tablets and 400 million” Dharati “ smart phones , through this customized / personalized / shrinking of EVMs ( Electronic Voting Machines ) to a hand-held device. And imagine the millions of man-hours saved !

Ø  And the beauty is , no one can capture this booth , or conduct exit polls ! What will “ experts “ discuss on TV channels ?

Ø  What next ? Election Commission “licensing “ this App to other countries ?


 *    hemen   parekh    (   18   Dec   2012   )

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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 computerised central database , before issuing the phone
Hence , no need to login to the App , whose screen will read,

“ I wish to send my complaint to the following department :
  • 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


*   hemen   parekh   (  29   Dec   2012  )

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Digital    Locker    Project



Dear Shri Ravishankar Prasadji :

Business Standard ( 23 May 2015 ) writes about an initiative of Department of Electronics and Information Technology , to create " Digital Lockers "for Indian Citizens , where they can store their important documents on internet

This crowd-sourcing project is supposed to work as follows :

*   Citizens scan their documents on a scanner and then upload those
     images in personal Digital Locker ( User ID / Secure Password ? )

*   Special S/W will break-up each document image into hundreds of mini
     images ( of a few characters each )

*   Each mini-image will be SMSed to 2 persons ( having Smart phones ? ),
     who will type out the characters in TEXT (  WORD format ?  )

*   These typed TEXTs will get uploaded into document-owner's Digital
     Locker

*   If both these " typed texts " match perfectly ( like CAPTCHA ), it will
     replace that mini-image in the document

Apparently , the idea is to crowd-source the Smart Phones / human resources of millions of Indian Citizens - much like the 30 year old SETI project

But before taking a final decision to go ahead , I feel following questions need to be answered :

*  How much will it cost to develop / deploy the required software ?

*  Let us assume that there are only 10 documents per citizen ( on an
    average ) , taking the total to 12.5 BILLION documents to be scanned

    If each document-image has to be broken-up ( again , on an average ),
    into just 10 mini-images , that would mean 125 BILLION mini-images !

*  Now , if each mini-image has to be sent to 2 smart-phones , that
    would require , 250 BILLION smart phones  !

    Now , of course , there are no more than 250 million smart phones
    That would require Govt to send to each smart phone owner , 1,000
    mini-images  !

    And let us assume that each mini-image contains , just 10 characters,
    ( most likely , it will contain 50 characters )

    That would require each smart phone owner to type out 10,000
    characters  !

*  Why would ordinary Indian smart phone owner take time and trouble to
    type out 10,000 CAPTCHA-like characters ?

*  How will you motivate them ?  By paying  ?  How much  ?  Total cost ?

*  How many years will it take to implement entire project  ?

*  Do our 1.25  Billion ( document-owning ) citizens have easy access to
    scanners ( to scan their own documents ) and to broadband ( to upload
    into personal Digital Locker )  ?

*  On the other hand , is it not far easier for these citizens to use the built-in camera of their
    smart phones to take photos ( essentially , " images " ) of their documents and directly
    upload to their Digital Lockers  ?  After all , with built-in mega-pixel camera , every smart
    phone has become  a " Personal Scanner "  !

*   Why not take help from Global Software Companies to automatically
     convert those scanned document images into WORD texts , using OCR
     technology ?

     Latest OCR soft ware have better than 95 % accuracy

     Then let the document-owner access OCRed documents in his personal
     Digital Locker and EDIT the documents thru his mobile / PC / Tablet  ?

     Let the onus for accuracy be with the document owner

     I am sure , you are aware of the GOOGLE-BOOK project , under which ,
     Google has scanned and OCRed and converted to text , billions of pages !

*   Or , why not get Indian Software Giants to develop a Mobile App ( to
     be called , DigiDoc  ?  ) to enable a document-owner to simply read 
     out aloud , each of his document , into the smart phone , to convert it
     into a TEXT , using " Speech-to-Text " technology ?

    Let the document be in any official Indian Language

    And ask the Software Company to make the " Speech-to-Text " software ,
   " Self Learning " as millions of document owners " correct " online thru   
    " Editing " , all those words , mis-spelled by the software  !
    
    I believe , the " Bye-Product " of this " Self Learning " software could well
    re-define concepts such as >  E Governance  > National Integration  !

  

     The document owner will speak out , his :

    >    Digital Locker Number

    >    Aadhar Card Number

    >    User ID

    >    Password

    >    Document Name

    >    Meta-tags / Keywords


   When Mobile App acknowledges these details and connects him with his Digital Locker , he will be prompted to " read out " his document
Later on , he will be enabled to " View " his document online and EDIT it , wherever " Speech-to-Text " software has made any mistakes

Dear Ravishankarji ,

I urge you to evaluate the alternatives suggested by me , before taking a final decision

with  regards,

hemen  parekh

Mumbai


(M) 0 - 98,67,55,08,08


May 25 , 2015

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Make  it  A  Reality


Objective of tomorrow's MINT closed door event ( as reported in Ads ) is :


"...to examine the implications of this vision  and propose what's needed to make it a reality  "


Here is one of the things that I think is needed :


Treat MII ( Make In India ) on par with MOM ( Mars Orbital Mission )

We have all seen MOM control room on TV , with dozens of scientists glued to respective computer screens , monitoring every aspect of the Mission

And , whenever required , taking " Course Correction Actions " in real time


For MII ( Make In India ) too , we need such  Control Rooms

One at the HUB ( in DIPP ) and one each in State Capitals ( Spokes )

The concerned officers will monitor :


>    Web Site Traffic ( better than Google Web Analytics )
  
      Who is visiting from where and looking at which pages , and doing what , and for how long ...etc


>    Message Traffic

       From server log of B2B web site , monitor which FOREIGN COMPANIES are blasting ( We are interested to talk to you ) messages to

       which INDIAN COMPANIES


>    Action Traffic

       B2B server sending out ( within ONE MINUTE ) , full details of above-mentioned messages to,

       *    Indian Diplomatic Missions abroad to get in touch with the Message-Sending FOREIGN COMPANIES , offering instant help

       *    Chief Ministers / Industry Ministers / Industry Commissioners etc of the STATE GOVERNMENTS , where Message-Receiving INDIAN

             COMPANIES are located ( - expect a fierce / healthy competition amongst States to locate project in their States ! )


>    Project Monitoring

      Implementation of each project ( above a certain value ) being  monitored using PERT technique ( Mr Rice would appreciate this )



To make MOM , a " reality " , cost the country , some Rs 430 Crores - and time of some 100 scientists

I believe CONTROL ROOMS ( War Rooms ? ) of Make In India , may not cost more than Rs 43 Crores ( - all put together )

And some company like Infosys / TCS / Wipro , may be able to construct - and operationalize  - such rooms ( Hardware and Software included )

within 3 months - given the challenge to raise our " Ease of Doing Business " rank from 142 to 42  !




*    hemen   parekh   /   18   Nov   2014

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Thursday, 3 April 2014

E - Governance ?


Can e-Governance help eliminate corruption  ?


Most certainly


Look at the following , partial list of Central and State Agencies set up to fight fraud , money-laundering , corruption , tax-evasion , economic crimes etc :



>  Public Accounts Committee           (  PAC  )


>  Central Vigilance Commission        (  CVC  )


>  Central Information Commission     (  CIC  )


>  Research and Analysis Wing           (  RAW  )


>  Serious Fraud Investigation Office   (  SFIO  )


>  Information Bureau                        (  IB   )


>  Economic Offence Wing                   (  EOW  )


>  Central Bureau of Investigation        (  CBI  )


>  Department of Revenue Intelligence (  DIR  )


>  Comptroller and Auditor General       (  CAG  )


>  Anti Corruption Bureaus ( States ).... (  ACB  )


>  Enforcement Directorate                    (  ED   )


>  Lok  Ayuktas    (  States   )


>  Lok Pal           ( Central  )




Despite such an army of Agencies , how do corrupt manage to get away  ?


Or , in case caught , manage to delay delivery of punishment for years  ?


No doubt , there must be several reasons , including , inter - agency rivalry to get credit - something difficult to eliminate altogether


But , I believe , the most important reason is :



Lack of a COMMON  / COMPUTERIZED database of all offences / cases / persons being investigated


And , which is readily " Accessible " to all of these Agencies , all over the country ( 24 * 365 )



Already , every Agency compiles huge dossiers on " Suspects " in its own 
" Departmental Database " , which is never shared with other Agencies ,
leading to ,


>   Huge amount of duplication of efforts / information


>   Fractured / scattered profiles of " Suspects "


>   Enormous waste of time / resources



What will help  ?



>  Dismantling of individual departmental databases


>  Merging of all Agency-wise databases into a SINGLE / UNIQUE database


>  All Agencies to enter their findings / data / info into this COMMON
     database , with nothing preserved on local computers


All data-entry FORMS to be ONLINE . No paper forms at all


>  All local computers connected to ultra-secure Network ( Encrypted )


>  " Access Rights " to individuals , based on Biometric Identification




Will BJP want to make this , a prominent promise in their Poll-Manifesto , likely to be released on 7th April  ?  ( Congress /  AAP missed this boat  ! )


It is high time political parties stop talking of motherhood in vague terms and start telling the voters ,


" If you vote us to power , this is precisely what we will do , to bring about E-GOVERNANCE  - and do it within 6 months of assuming power "



*  hemen  parekh  (  04  April  2014  /  Mumbai )