[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #24 : Sujata Mehta ma’am Board, IPS Service, Gujarat Home State

Date of Interview: 16-8-21
Board: Sujata Mehta Ma’am
Service: IPS,
Home State: Gujarat


  1. Introduce yourself
  2. Work organization at Samsung that you would like to implement in govt
  3. You mentioned data driven, can you think of any govt data whose credibility has been questioned (I replied COVID deaths)
  4. How was it redressed
  5. You spoke of Covid deaths, do you know about hunger deaths? How are they measured?

Member 1

  1. Methods for calculating unemployment
  2. Why was unemployment data being contested
  3. Again asked about specific controversy w.r.t. PLFS unemployment data
  4. Which method would you pick if you were to design

Member 2

  1. You are from Gujarat, tell about cooperative movement in Gujarat
  2. Any other state which is famous for cooperatives
  3. Recently Ministry of Co-operation was launched, its pros and cons
  4. Constitutional validity of the move

Member 3 

  1. Indo-Pacific, Quad, expansionist China, Indo-US collaboration (asked many sub-questions together)
  2. Gave out a statement from Shinzo Abe and asked me to elaborate: “The Pacific and the Indian Oceans are now bringing about a dynamic coupling as seas of freedom and of prosperity”
  3. What is SLOC’s and how to secure them?

Member 4

  1. Causes of Drop out
  2. NEP’s specific details on dropout
  3. What will you do to redress it
  4. What motivates you to switch to IAS – tell 3 priorities for you and link them with solving dropouts


  1. Would you like us to ask on any other topic? (I replied Policing)
  2. If you were an independent investigator in the Hyderabad encounter case than what would be your course of action
  3. As a senior police officer what steps will you take in such a case

(This transcript has been posted by a community member of ForumIAS)
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