[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #204 : Sujata Mehta Board, Kerala Home State, PSIR Optional, Productivity Hobby

Date of interview: 17 September 2021
Board:  Sujata Mehta
Background: KL/PY, Physics/
Optional: PSIR
Home State: Kerala
Hobby: Productivity


  1. Introduce yourself with education + work if any
  2. Some DAF related Q
  3. What is good governance?
  4. What is citizen centric governance?
  5. What is the interrelationship between them?
  6. What is e governance?
  7. Is COWIN e governance? Is applying for UPSC via Internet e governance?
  8. Digitisation of land records means digitising decades old surveys. Is it e governance?
  9. Some companies using cowin to see their employees are vaccinated. Is there a breach of privacy?

Member 1

  1. What is a global policeman? Global bully? How do you differentiate?
  2. Should India adopt cryptocurrency as legal tender?
  3. Should I as a senior citizen invest in bitcoin? What would you recommend?

Member 2

  1. What are the impacts of climate change in Puducherry?
  2. Can Kerala’s model of people participating in governance be replicated elsewhere?
  3. What is the issue in Sri Lanka?

Member 3

  1. What is the strategic significance of Maldives for India?
  2. Repo Rate? Bank Rate?
  3. Why is it said that you shouldn’t sleep under trees at night?

Member 4

  1. With the digital divide, how can we bring about digital literacy? Any specific programmes? In Kerala?
  2. Gulf returnees – Any social tensions? What is the government doing?
  3. Chair: Any topic you want us to ask about?
  4. I said productivity


  1. With automation, will productivity increase? With Additive Manufacturing? Shared working spaces?

Thank you

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