We have received interview transcript from Mr. Lucky Verma (he is a Major) and publishing it for you all to get an insight into the interview process.And on behalf of UPSCTREE team and its users , we are thankful to Mr. Lucky Verma.
I wish to place my Interview transcript for the benefit of other aspirants,if it could be of any help, I will be more than happy.I am grateful to all your support , I could frame my opinion on some issues which were asked in the interview. Hence I felt like telling you people- YOU ARE DOING VERY GOOD JOB, KEEP IT UP.Your articles on AFSPA ,euthanasia etc came very handy,I could recall and render exactly and it impressed the board very much.Thanks a ton.
Disclaimer—–I have tried my maximum to retain the originality but a minimum deviation regretted because of change of environment,Dholpur House vs my Sweet Home.
Date of interview-29 Apr 2016, AN
Board -Sri VM Mittal
Second last to go inside at 1630Hrs.
Duration-Appx 40 min.
Here I go—–
The PS led me to the room inside with the sound of call bell.Board was having all gentlemen , wished them GOOD AFTERNOON SIR, one by one , not sirs.
I went near the round table and stood near the vacant chair.The CM asked me to sit.
Me-Thank you sir
CM-I can see through your DAF,you have got a rich DAF.You have been conferred with XYZ. What, why and where.
Me-This was conferred to me during OP SAHAYATA , uttarakhand flash floods during June 2013 for the distinguished service , I had rendered for rescue and relief of stranded pilgrims.
CM- Ok,You have heard about Kashmir insurgency .but recently there is civil unrest on upswing. What is this and what is your solution ?
Me- Sir, since couple of days, civil unrest is swinging high in the valley.I would like to quote the issue of NIT Srinagar.The outsider vs insider battle is going on in the institute.External actors are playing role in escalating the divide and things are making headlines across the country.Even dirty politics is also playing its role as usual .
Sir , in my opinion ,its a law and order problem, state police has to do its role more diligently and strictly.Protection of highest order should be provided to the students.It is an institutional affair and the authority should deal with it. Media should be censored, to highlight such sensitive issues.
CM-Ok, Tell me about AFSPA , have you heard of it?
Me- yes sir, its Armed Forces Special Power Act ,enacted in 1958 to deal with counter insurgency operations in North East , later on extended to J & K.It provides for deployment of armed forces in Disturbed areas.
CM- But people say its a license to kill civilians, human rights violation etc..
Me- Yes sir people do speak like this.
CM- So you are saying human right violation occurs .
Me- Sir , these are widely cited in newspapers .
CM- So what is your view -should we repeal AFSPA?
Me- Sir , before a decision is taken on repealing AFSPA, we have to see the background on which it was enacted , present situation and futuristic contours.With the cross border terrorism and as you pointed out Sir , civil unrest is on upswing , I will say , TIME has not come to repeal AFSPA.
It is a necessary evil.It is sine qua none with counter insurgency operation
However ,there should be ZERO TOLERANCE for human rights violation. we should sensitize our troops .
Army has got Do’s and Don’t List, they should adhere to. Civil police and military coordination will also minimise the damage and negative perception.
CM-Ok.Do you think we are going weaker in dealing with Pakistan.What is your views on terror and talk?
Me- Sir, it is said that’ terror and talk can’t go together.My understanding is , they, indeed , should.
CM-So you want to say Gandhiji …one cheek and other one on offer..
There was a laughters all around.
Me- Smiling, No sir..I mean to say – dialogue does not cause any damage per se.Both are nuclear weapon state , so CBM through comprehensive dialogues , cultural and sports activities should go on .However , the security threat must be met with iron hands.And our Forces are doing that efficiently.
I felt it was around 10-12 minutes only CM was asking and others were listening. Now he directed the M1 , sitting to my left.
M1-What is right to die? Is it a fundamental right?
Me- No sir, my answer is negative. As per sec309 IPC prohibits attempt to suicide( This section I was discussing with one of my friend just before my entry , it came so handy, thanks to him)
and Article 21 goes for Right to Life and personal liberty.
M1- One case from Maharastra.
Me-sir , Aruna Shanbaug case.
( I felt he anticipated I am well versed with the euthanasia and all, he didnt let me go deep)
Some more Questions asked by him-
What is new symbol/insignia of medical profession?
What is medical jurisprudence?
Then M-2 take over who was sitting right to me.
What is the name of convention related with war time medical aid? What is it?
M2- What is chemical convention , biological convention?
Me- These are international conventions to prohibit these weapons manufacturing and transfer.
M2-What is policy of India on anti- personnel mines?
Me- Don’t know much sir , but we are laying APM.
I don’t recall many questions asked by this gentleman.
M3-Give me highlights of economic survey of this year.What is monetary policy of the country, who decides it ?What are instruments of monetary policy ?Tell me about MSF. present figure etc ?
M3-You have been to so many places in north east, tell me about flora and fauna of Assam and two heritage sites.One national park lies in two countries with the same name, manas.
I was about to say but he said Bhutan .
M4-Tell me why athletes have low pulse?
M4-Why banana is eaten after exertional sports like boxing and tennis.
M4-Tell me why polio vaccine given orally, Is it not neutralised by gastric juices?
last question came as a pleasant googly and I loafted it like a six..
M4- We are hearing about nationalists and patriotic? Can you explain the difference?
Me-Sir , indeed patriotism is subsumed in Nationalism.Patriotism is an emotion of love for one’s country while patriotism is doing something for uniting the country of cultural means .Patriotism is a passive feeling, while nationalism is a pro-active approach.Patriotic people do think they are staying in one of the best country and there is scope for the progress and improvement .Nationalist think they are already staying in the BEST country and they take it as insult if some faults are pin pointed , that leads to violence .
and CM and all members started laughing.
The CM announced -on this happy note , we close the interview.
I thanked them all ,stood up , and greeted GOOD AFTERNOON SIR again.
Many questions I have forgot over the period of time. The atmosphere was very cordial and it was a healthy discussion.No much cross -questioning .