Indian Time to be standardised: Time to shift to GMT+6 Hours Time-Zone



India is soon going to have its own exclusive Indian Standard Time (IST) after which global giants like Microsoft or iPhones will not be allowed to source Time on their software from US-based Network Time Protocol servers. Instead these global giants will also have to source Time for their software used in India from National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the official time-keeper for the nation. But it will be better that NPL also matches Time for India with other global agencies for global uniformity rather insisting on its own Time which presently differs from software of Microsoft and iPhone by few seconds. Instead Microsoft and iPhone should be contacted to match their Time with recognised global clocks.


Simultaneously India should also advance its time-zone by half an hour to make it GMT+6 hours rather than present haphazard GMT+5.30 hours as also recommended by National Institute of Advanced Studies. Since presently just eight countries in the world deviate from separating their time-zones by fraction of an hour, Indian government should approach international authorities so that time-zone for a country may compulsorily be deviated by full one hour from GMT. Making Indian Time at GMT+6 hours will fulfil long-pending and genuine demand of people from north-east India without going for dual and impractical time-zone for the country. Suggested change will reduce big time-difference of 127 minutes between extreme east and west zones of the country. Demand of north-eastern states is highly justified for better utilisation of day-time energy when sun-rise and sun-set are comparatively much earlier there than rest of the country.

 India should also take lead in taking up matter of metric-measure of time with concerned international authorities. When all other measures are converted in metric-system from earlier haphazard systems, metric-measure of time has not yet been introduced. Metric unit of time should be introduced with a complete day divided in 10 metric hours instead of present 24 hours. Each metric hour may have 100 metric minutes with a metric minute having 100 metric seconds thereby making a complete day of 100000 metric seconds instead of present 86400 seconds.

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