[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #91 : Smita Nagraj Board, Rajasthan Home State

Date of Interview: 31/08/2021, Afternoon Session
Board: Smita Nagraj.


  1. What is your current assignment in your department (Department of Post)?
  2. What is your opinion on Infosys being blamed for faults in the IT return filing website?
  3. Do you think they will be able to meet the timeline to fix the issue?
  4. You are praising Infosys, have you not faced any problem with them?
  5. What is the relevance of your department in current times? should we not do away with it or corporatize the department?
  6. How do you see the future of the department in the next 10-15 years?

Member 1

  1. Have you heard of reverse parenting? what is your opinion on this?
  2. Do you think Common Civil Code should be brought before UCC?
  3. What is your opinion on PPP
  4. Don’t you think it is a wastage of public money?

Member 2

  1. Suppose you are a collector of a district in Rajasthan and you receive a complaint of illegal mining. What will be your action?
  2. What if someone calls you and pressurize to not to take any action
  3. How do you see the threat of ISIS for Afghanistan?
  4. Current situation in Nepal, is it comfortable?
  5. Why there is anti-India Sentiment in Nepal?

Member 3

  1. What are the risks of climate change in Rajasthan?
  2. How can we minimize the impact?
  3. Urban planning – What are the issues in urban planning?
  4. Why we are not able to fix them?
  5. How to stop the uncontrolled growth in the urban areas?
  6. Has there been any successful model in urban planning?

Member 4

  1. Why has India not signed the refugee convention?
  2. Why we have not signed the NPT?
    Few more questions not able to recall

Chairperson – what have you planned for your carrier in next 10-15 year. Where do you see yourself?

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