Its a far fetched idea, but decided to pen it down. I need people to go through this and raise all the doubts they have. I am finally a human. I will have limitations over my intellect. I would have made some blunders in my assumption. So I want you all to help me through this open forum. Your comments wont let me down. I ll be motivated to think about overcoming them. Even those who raise the doubts about fruitfulness of this plan can think about how to overcome the weaknesses they found out themselves. Let this article form the ground work for some great soul in future who will implement this. Among the wonderful minds, who are just now thinking about writing a punchline on Facebook Or Orkut, do give a shot to complete this long awaited Thesis for our motherland.
Now, to the nitty-gritty of building blocks. After quite a thought, I can think of one basic flaw, which if removed, surely can cut down on India’s corruption.
It is by stopping Indians from cash transaction dealings. Everything through POS.
Shut the Rupee down. Allow only card.Force people to use electronic money. Give deadline to convert Actual Cash to Electronic Money.
Once deadline over, then Rupee to be closed as a currency of Indian Federation.
Sentimental feeling about the father of our nation to be kept aside for now. He would be turning in his grave(pun intended) on seeing himself as a part of this great Indian under table circus. As this article progresses, I ll discuss some case studies to find out how effectively these concepts will be used in some real life situations.
Thus, for implementing this, the following need to be achieved:
1. Fibre Optic Communication lines across India. OR any other communication system which is robust and failsafe.
This should be implemented across villages to Cities.Every location where Indians reside or visit should have Fibre Optic Connectivity. Every electronic communication equipment to be in range. Energy source for Communication lines is the crux. This should be always available.
Every single link should have an alternate link for emergency. For other place there need to be Satellite based access.
The cost is going to be huge, but it will be justified in the long run.
2. An Online Failsafe ERP Implementation with Encrypted Databases clusters. Highly scalable Design based on UNIX systems without possibility of Infrastructure constraints OR Denial-of-Service.
This will be the Heart of the entire operation. Whole country’s information should be saved here at real time. If Amazon, HSBC, google can handle traffic as a private firm, surely INDIA can afford it.
2. Unique ID
Every Indian to have a Unique ID card with finger prints and retina scan data. Nandan N. has already started working towards it. This ID card to have a Homing chip installed for tracking the card location too.
3. Bank Account:
Every Indian to have a Bank account.Every child’s ID to have a linked account with Parents Back account. This should be the only system of transactions. Every buy or sell can be initiated through this Bank Account for an individual or Organisation.
Every entity(which could be shop, government office, hospitals, police, army) which is providing service should have a Point of Service in India. POS should have a Finger Print scanner along with 2 card reader slots. POS should have SIM card slot/Internet access and can connect through emergency lines on Mobile services, such that it is always accessible.Every POS can be activated only by the entity owner’s ID. Every transaction above Rs. 10 should be through POS.
During the transaction, POS should have the ID of the Seller inserted into 1 slot while the other slot should have ID of the Buyer. Thus the Transaction key has the imprint of both seller and buyer with service tax. I am assuming that this is quite huge effort, but can be achieved.
I would also recommend a POS type device to be available in every government office of India. Thus when an employee comes to office, he needs to initiate the time Log by swiping the machine. Then he has to wear a monitoring device during his 8 hours in office(similar as in Big Boss episodes) This device is activated only when the Government employee has swiped his card at the POS AND he has inserted his Unique ID into it. The user has to be in range of POS else, the monitoring device switches off and logs the employee out for the day.Such incidents will be notified as a serious breach and only a genuine explanation can prevent the employee’s salary to be deducted.
Every such meetings between culprit and Senior have to be taped, else Both can be suspended.
I am a staunch Supporter of CCTV concept. The only way western Countries, Japan, Singapore are considered safe, is because of the strict monitoring of activities of any Entity in their country. This dissaudes Corruption to a large extend.
6. Land Mapping of entire country into Database.
Using our own satellite systems, we can map every square inch of this country. Based on the images, we can easily evaluate approximate land rates and feed into the system. Government Staff will put an approximate rate of a particular piece of land with reference to factors like location, population, convenience,etc.
This will be highly useful to deal with land registration scam effecting public treasury.
7. Public SSL based Portals
This will a very powerful Tool to prevent corruption in Tenders, not only for government related deals, but also private. It should be made mandatory that anyone selling a piece of land should upload the quote on the public portal. This will be linked to the Land rate figures and in case the quote is very low than the existing land rate of that area, then an explanation will be asked from the Seller. The conversation will be a taped and will happen during office hours only.
Similarly, for buying selling any government contract, the bid will be posted online and not visible to anyone. Once the bid result is out, then the quotation as well as the no of parties involved will be available for public viewing. Every discussion during opening the bids will be taped and all the documents scanned as soon as the tender is opened.
This is what I can think as of now.
Case studies: Cases where the above system has a very huge chance of failure as well as other issues which can prevent the implementation:
MAFIA-Land, Mining, etc.
young children working on signals etc.
Rest to follow…..
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