[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #255 : M Sathyavathy Ma’am Board, Law Optional

Date of Interview:15 -09-2021
Board: M Sathyavathy Ma’am
Optional: Law
Background: BA LLB


  1. What is touch typing? (From my hobby)
  2. What is the issue regarding the tussle between executive and the judiciary on tribunals and what is your stand on it? 
  3. Why is Supreme Court interfering in Parliamentary work?
  4. What should the Supreme Court do regarding the Pegasus issue?
  5. What is your opinion regarding Judicial overreach and Judicial activism?
  6. Which fiction books do you like to read and which was the most recent one which you read?

Member 1

  1. Do you think our Constitution needs an amendment?
  2. What is the purpose of International Law if some countries flout the decisions by International Tribunals so brazenly?
  3. What is the solution?
  4. What can we do in the context of United Nations?
  5. Why has the US not ratified the UNCLOS yet? Why only the flak against China?
  6. Is the 5 trillion dollar economy possible? Or will it be tough to reach?

Member 2

  1. What is the significance of Cyber laws and IT laws?
  2. What other subjects apart from law background should law students study?
  3. Are our laws moving in tandem compared to the technological development in the world?
  4. How can we resolve the dispute between the farmers and the Government and what is the role of judiciary in this?

Member 3

  1. What is the recourse to challenge an arbitral award in the judiciary?
  2. On what grounds?
  3. What is the 4th schedule of arbitration and conciliation act?
  4. Do we really need so many tribunals?
  5. What are the issues plaguing the tribunals in our country?

Member 4

  1. What has been the progress of Naya Raipur?
  2. What has been the improvement in the status of KBK districts in Odisha? (my home state)
  3. What has been the growth story of Odisha?
  4. Why are today students choosing law as a career option?

End of the Interview

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