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Rajesh Meena Interview

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Summary

Name

Rajesh Meena

Rank

316

State/City

Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Year

2011

IAS Interview Board : Mr. K.K. Paul Chairman (Mr. K.K.Paul)

Chairman: What is your roll number?

Rajesh Meena: Sir, 303441.

Chairman: Date of Birth?

Rajesh Meena: Sir, 15 August 1987.

Chairman: (Smiling) so you were born on a very great day?

Rajesh Meena: (Smiling) yes sir (other members were also sporting smile on their faces)

Chairman: So, your hobby is stamp collection. What stamp

collection is known as?

Rajesh Meena: Sir, Philately.

Chairman: What is the oldest stamp that you have?

Rajesh Meena: (After long thinking) Sir, it is a 10 paise stamp which

was released many decades back

....

emm

...

after

independence (I

was not confident in this answer as I was not able to recall the year,

but when I came back home I saw that those stamp at that time didn?t bear year of release, hence I was foxed.)

Chairman: After 1957?

Rajesh Meena: (Puzzled)

..

emm,,,yes

sir, I think it was after 1957.

Chairman: Why 1957 is famous in philately

.....

?

Rajesh Meena: (Thinking) Sir, I don't know.

Chairman:

.........

or

for that matter any reason?

Rajesh Meena: (Thinking) Sir, I am unable to recall. (I was beginning to lose confidence by now as the starting was not that good ..

Chairman:

OK

..

(He

was

not

looking

very

satisfied).

In

1957

government of India shifted from the ana system to decimal system.

Rajesh Meena: (Nodding) Thank you sir.

Chairman: Do you know what is the happiness index?

Rajesh Meena: Sir, it the index which measures the happiness level of the people of a country.

Chairman: So how it is calculated?

Rajesh Meena: I don't know exactly sir.

Chairman: If you leave this interview hall with very good feelings, what will be your happiness index?

Rajesh Meena: (Smiling) sir, it will be very high.

Chairman: How HDI is calculated?

Rajesh Meena: Sir, it is calculated by taking an average of three

components like literacy level

.....

emm education

....

Chairman:

...

(interrupting)

Why then we haven't adopted happiness

index instead of HDI?

Rajesh Meena: Sir, I think HDI is a much broad index and it include happiness index in itself. Hence it is also a reflective of happiness level of the people.

Chairman: Which country has adopted happiness index?

Rajesh Meena: Sir, Bhutan.

Chairman: (Nodding

 

now

he

was

looking

little

satisfied

and

passes it to the Member 1)

 

Member 1 was more friendly than the Chairman.

 

Member 1: Recently

a

bill

is

in

the parliament

the

Pensions

Bill

can

you tell what are its provisions?

 

Rajesh Meena- (Thinking) I m sorry sir, I don't know.

Member 1: Do you know what is a Param computer?

Rajesh Meena: Sir, It is a super computer, which can perform very fast calculations, hence can be used in many places like defence,

research etc

like

SAGA 220 which was developed by DRDO ..

........... (Actaully it was developed by ISRO :(

Member 1: Can they be used in remote sensing?

Rajesh

Meena:

Yes

sir,

they can

be

used, because in

remote

sensing huge amount of data has to be processed and analyzed.

Member 1: OK

..

how

can it be used in the Agriculture?

Rajesh Meena: Sir, in Agriculture, they can be used for weather monitoring, crops monitoring, giving warnings etc, so that farmers can be provided early and timely information. Hence they can play a great role in increasing agriculture production.

Member 1: OK .... (and passes the baton to Member 2. He looked satisfied with my answers.)

Member 2 was also a little bit extra serious, but his questions were simple.

Member 2: What is the difference between DRDO and ISRO?

Rajesh Meena: Sir, they are the two most important institutes in the field of Defence and Space research. DRDO looks after the defence of the country while ISRO manages the department of Space ....

Member 2- (Interrupting)

them

....

can't

... a single body do it?

so

why do we need two bodies for

Rajesh Meena: Sir, both the departments are very large and critical for our country, hence if one institute looks after one department, they can give specific attention. (he looks satisfied now)

Member 2: You are from Allahabad, so what places are there near Allahabad?

Rajesh Meena: Sir, there is the most famous Sangam

are Anand Bhavan, Alfred park etc

there is chitrakoot at Pradesh.

in

other places

... the vicinity of Allahabad

..... the border of uttar Pradesh and madhaya

Member 2: Hmm (and passes on to Member 3)

Member 3 was more

happy with himself and

was enjoying

in

imparting knowledge not only to me but to the entire panel.

 

Member 3: As we were discussing about Allahabad name of your college?

what

is the

Rajesh Meena: Sir, it is NIT Allahabad.

Member 3: So it seems that its name has been changed? When did it was changed?

Rajesh

Meena:

Sir,

earlier

it

was

a

Regional

Engineering

College

and

in

2002

it

was

made

a

National

Institute

of

Technology ...

 

Member 3:

.....

(interrupts)what

is this MNNIT then?

Rajesh Meena: Sir, It stands for Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology. Earlier it was called Motilal Nehru regional Engineering college and now it is called Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology.

Member 3: So this Motilal name was from earlier time?

Rajesh Meena: Yes sir, actually it was the name given

to

it

by

Jawaharlal Nehru after Motilal Nehru who lived in Allahabad for a

long time and made it his home.

Member 3: What are other educational institutes in Allahabad?

Rajesh Meena: Sir, IIIT, Medical college, Allahabad University etc.

Member 3: Ok

...

so

why IIIT is famous for?

Rajesh Meena: (Thinking) Sir, it is also a very good technical college of India, but it gives degree only in computer science and IT.

Member 3: (With a victorious smile) no no it is something to do with Nobel prizes.

Rajesh Meena: (After mechanical thinking) Sorry sir, I don't know.

Member 3: (Highly delighted)

it

is the only college of the city

in

... fact one of the few colleges in the entire country which attracts Nobel

...

laureates

......

there

is somethings special about it (and kept on

imparting this knowledge to the entire panel)

Rajesh Meena: Thank you sir.

Member

3:

Recently

news

...

who

was it?

some

person

from

Allahabad

was

in

Rajesh Meena: (after thinking) sir very recently?

Member 3: Yes, very recently (smiling)

Rajesh Meena: (Again thinking) sorry sir, I am unable to recall.

Member 3: (Highly delighted again)there is a girl from Allahabad who has won this years pantaloons famina miss India.

Rajesh Meena: Oh

..

thank you sir.

Member 3 satisfied with himself

and

passes the baton to the lady

... member. She was very cheerful and always had an encouraging smile on her face which helped me in my interview.

Member 4: Rajesh! what are these 2G, 3G, LTE etc, which are so famous nowadays?

Rajesh Meena: Mam

they

are

the

generations

of

telecommunications which are being used recently. For example 2G means second generation of telecommunications, 3G means third generation of telecommunications. 4G has also been launched in India very recently.

Member 4: What are the advantages of 4G over 3G?

Rajesh Meena: Mam, the most important is the speed of operation, in 4G it will be about 20mpbs where as in 3G it was only 2mbps. Hence it means that downloading, video chatting, video conferencing etc will be much faster in 4G.

Member 4: You mean data streaming will be very fast .....

Rajesh Meena: Yes mam

(actually

this was the term I slipped and

used 'speed of operation' instead

she

did notice it)

Member 4: What is so special about the 2G? which was also in the news for so long?

Rajesh Meena: Mam in 2G, there was a significant amount of spectrum which was sold by the government at very low prices, hence it resulted in to huge loss of revenue to the government.

Member

4:

No

no

...

what

is

the

special thing about

know

..

which

was in the media for quite a long time?

2G

...

you

Rajesh Meena: (Thinking), I don't know mam.

Member

4:

It

was

that

it helped

in transmission of voice

and

data

...

(bla

bla bla

.....

i

was not getting what she was saying

....

she

was actually trying to know the technical specialty of 2G, but maybe I

misunderstood the question answers)

...

but

still she looked satisfied with my

Member 4: Rajesh what do you do in your leisure time?

Rajesh Meena: Mam I do read novels, I also read and write poems.

Member 4: You also write poems?

Rajesh Meena: Yes mam

...

(with a broad smile)

Member 4: What type of poem you generally write?

Rajesh Meena: Mam I write poems which are rich in Veer ras and Karunya ras.

Member 4: (Delighted and admiringly)

..

Karunya ras!!! Good!!

(She happily handed it over to Chairman, I was more happy then her by now.)

Chairman: (With a little smile)There are increasing news about eve

teasing

in

the

northern

states

in

comparison

to

the

southern

states

what

do you think is the reason?

 

Rajesh Meena: Sir, I think the level of education has to do a lot with this. The literacy rate in northern states is less in comparison with the southern states ....

Chairman:

....

but

even the well educated people are also indulging

in these activities?

Rajesh Meena: (Thinking) Sir, I think administration has not taken sufficient steps towards this direction .....

Chairman: (Interrupts

little annoyed) .......

you think we

... should deploy a policeman with every female members on the road?

seems

do

Rajesh Meena: (In a damage controlling mode) no sir, what I feel is that if strong punishment is given to somebody involved in this act, then it will act as reminder to the other people, hence it may play a great role.

Chairman: (Nodding)

...

OK

Rajesh

....

(he

looks

members)

...

your

interview is over you can go.

Rajesh Meena: Thank you sir

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