1. After 58 years of Independence where are we?
After 58 years of Independence, if we bench mark India
against other countries of the world, especially with
those in Asia, we note that though a lot has been
achieved by us, a lot more needs to be done.
We need to learn from our past and move boldly
into the future. India has achieved many milestones,
but not enough to eradicate poverty, illiteracy
and other vital issues, for the 1090 million people
In spite of India's glorious past history and present
outstanding and World Class quality of our human
capital, which not only is responsible for running
many organizations, in manufacturing, trading and
services sectors, around the world, but also responsible
for advising many countries on this planet, we have
not been able to put our own 'house in order' to
world class standards.
We are not able to always use the best effective
human capital for running the country, both for
the public as well as the private sectors! This
needs to be suitably amended. In the first instance,
we need to start taking some simple and effective
measures which are for the good of the majority
of the people of India.
We should plan to become a resource base for world
markets, since 98.28% of the world's buying power
and 99.2% of the world's trade is not with India!
2. India should learn from the best!
We should either try to teach the world, if we are
better than them, or be humble enough, to learn
from the best around us, other options are irrelevant!
W. Edwards Deming, one of the world's greatest
management & quality Guru's, when asked, what
was his, one point recipe for nations and organizations,
said, "People are Important".
3. Experience of other countries!
Alan Greenspan, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Bank of USA, remarked that "lack of labor rigidity
is key to US success".
The US has benefited much more than Europe and
Japan because American businesses enjoy the freedom
to hire and fire and keep the best human resource.
S E Asia & China have greatly benefited due
to flexible and fair [for the masses], human resource
4. Good Governance is the 'Golden Key'
Good governance can unlock India's latent potential!
We have been analyzing India's problems based on
years of research, analysis and personal interviews
with thousands of citizens in India as well as NRI's
India needs to improve its governance & administration
to world class standards, as soon as possible. We
firmly believe that India would be rated as the
No.1 country in the world, as far as potential vs
performance is concerned!
Let us unleash this latent power and energy for
the benefit of the 1090 million Indians, and for
the benefit of mankind on our planet.
5. India needs a new and
innovative paradigm shift in thought process &
planning for achieveing a 10% to 14% GDP growth
rate per year
Example No. 1
Why can we not have 100 zones, on our coastline,
each one equivalent to a Dubai, Singapore or a Hong
Kong? These 100 zones will in effect increase the
GDP of India by 300% in 15 to 20 years! China has
more than 500 Special Economic Zones (SEZ's)!
Example No. 2
Our suggested 'Relevant Manufacturing Policy' for
India can also enhance the GDP to double digit growth.We
can achieve high growth rates of the Asian Tigers,
including China, provided we follow such policies!
See our website www.wakeupcall.org and this booklet
Example No. 3
The existing educational policy, on human development,
caters mostly for higher education. About 24 million
people of different age groups, enter the system
every year. About 1.60 million make it in higher
education, the balance 22.40 million 'drop off'
at various stages. We need to change the policy
to benefit these 22.40 million
Example No. 4
Make 'some part or parts'of coastal India as 'tax
free zones', Use the best examples of Mauritus,
Isle of Man, Sychelles, UAE, Bermuda, Luxumberg,
Monaco & Lichtchenstien.
Tourism, exports, FDI, investment, employment generation,
education, vocational training, infrastructure,
law & order, reduction of corruption, improvement
of health services and GDP can improve at a faster
rate with good governance and effective administration.