UPSC Interview by Mantada Raja Dayanidhi (Chhattar Singh
Name: Mantada Raja Dayanidhi
Date of Interview: 27th May, 2014
Board: Manbir Singh
Exam Name: CSE
Educational Background: Doctor
OPTIONAL: Pub Ad
INDEX: CM-chairman, M-member, D-myself (daya)
D-gud aftn sirs,madam(one female member)
CM-gud aftn pls sit
CM- so mantada is ur first name or wat?
D-no sir,its my surname.my name s mantada raja dayanidhi.ppl call me daya
CM-oh ok,so u finished ur study in 2012,wat were u doin till now?preparing for 2
D-SIR I FINISHED MY FINAL YR in 2012,but my internship in 2013.so as soon as
i finished my internship i started prep.
CM-why was osho famous/controversial?
D-sir cos hez the spiritual guru who talked abt sex.while all others viewed
sex and spirituality as contradictions,hez the one who derived sex from
spirituality and spirituality from sex
CM-how did u get intrest in osho?
D-sir since my 10th std i had many doubts about god.whether
is he really exists,is god male r female etc.during my preparation one of my
teachers gave us a handout on osho (I 4gt to tell the name,but nw i tel,its
venkat mohan sir).when i read it was intresting and i dwelled deep into his
philosophy.I understood that derz no god but only godliness.creation can exist
without creator and creation itself sustains on its own.when u attribute god to
a noun,u get all the confusions like wer is he,is god male r female,who created
god then etc.but when v attribute god to a quality ie adjective godliness then
all these confusions are gone.! V can say few qualities as godliness like
truth,honesty,forgiveness,liberal minded etc.So i understood from these that its
not god who created man but it was man who created god.many ppl like
budha,Gandhi said the same abt it
CM interrupted saying-but Gandhi was firm believer in god,ram is nt he? He
dint have any doubts abt god
D-yes sir i agree with you but here essentially Gandhi teachings say that there
is truth in every person.He personified that as god,ram.but i say i donot
personify it but i just believe in qualitygodliness
CM-what is BRICS
D-sir its a regional block (CM corrected-its not a reg block).Yes sir ita a
group of nations brazil,Russia,china,india,south Africa.they constitute few imp
nations from each continent(i explained from wch cont wch country etc)
CM-wat r its objectives?
D-i took a pause (i knw m gonna fumble on this) sir i dnt knw its objectives
exactly but with ur permission i wud like to make a guess
CM-dont guess,try it
D-thanq sir.this group is a platform to create multipolar world.
CM-wats polar unipolar bipolar?
D-i explained cold war stuff etc domination of USA in world affairs etc
CM-in current world u can be a power only if ur militarily strong.So wat shd
b the prospects of india in this?
D-yes sir i agree with you but i think india’s policy with any country should be
such a way as how to make Indians more happy and prosperous rather than eyeing
on becoming a regional r global power
CM nodded and passed the baton to member
M1-whoz the finance,defence,home,ext affairs min?i answered them one by one.
M1- do you think arun jaitley (AJ) wil remove raghu ram rajan(RR)?WHY?
D-sir therez a speculation that....M1 interrupted sayng-no don’t tell
speculations tell me ur view.wat do u know of RR?
M1-sir hez the 1 who anticipated recession.wen he was made
rbi gov,all were happy that he shall be pro industry but he made his stand very
clear that his priority shall b inflation by wch the common man gets effected
evry day.around 70% of Indian population daily finding difficulty for daily
items like veg etc.so given his integrity i do not think AJ wil remove RR
M2-raj nath singh is the HM,so wat the challenges that the
BJP govt tackle the border esp Kashmir wrt pak and A.P wrt to china?tell wat
shud d govt do?
D-SIR the ideal solution for Kashmir shall be making it a trilateral issue
including pak,india,Kashmir.M1 interrupted saying by kashmiris u mean both
pundits and muslims?i said s sir and continued-but as the nations boundaries
have become sacrosanct and given the BJP ideology of national integrity,the
better solution for Kashmir shall be within constitution.implementing art 370 in
letter n spirit,gradually withdraw AFSPA(i dnt remember exactly whether i told
abt AFSPA,but i cant say firmly dat i dint mention it.Datsy m including),making
borders irrelevant,providing 3 Es-edu,employment,economy,making de facto
boundaries de jure.wen u make ppl happy, prosperous and if they don’t feel
discriminated i think the unrest automatically solves.wrt china,AP also i feel
the same making de facto de jure making borders irrelevant and give them
M2 (female)-her 1st q was very long i can remember only the
M2-so daya doctors are treated as gods as they save lives.and u have intrest in
religion wch is a vast subject.u already achieved godliness being a doctor and
now u want to come into civils.so don’t u think that u r contradicting ur own
self with spirituality and civils?
M2-mam i wud like to tell that i dint achieve godliness nor m i god.M2
interrupted sayin that i feel so its my view.i continued-i look only for
godliness in people but not becoming god.comin to civils my fascination goes to
my school days where once our DM debabrata kanta and SP nalin prabhat happened
to attend the inauguration of police stn in our town.i was attracted and
interested to knw who r they.wen i asked my family,teachers they answered in a
single line saying that they r civil servants and SOLUTION FINDERS of the
district.M2 and other members asked solution finders?? I replied a firm s sir.so
that intrest grew along with my age.
Mam in my view a person has two worlds-material world and spiritual.material
means his daily needs.i feel that only wen his material needs are met then his
spiritual quest starts.4 eg if a person is hungry he needs food first.only wen
he gets food then he can think of y does he need particular food,gud food (i was
searching for words she added tasty food).so in the hierarchy of needs first
comes material needs,then comes needs of spirituality etc and civils addresses
this........she gestured me its ok and passed to next member..i was confused
wether she got my point or bored by it n passed on the baton
M3-so ur from AP ur aware of Maoism in ur state (i added s
sir,the LWE).he said yes yes.so please tell me hw did AP successfully tackled
this prob n tell me whether can v emulate this model on pan india 4 maoism like
in CG,JHK etc?
D-sir the AP model was a two pronged approach of development and
resistance.called as greyhounds model started by vyas sir IPS.here not depending
on central forces,an elite force was created by local police who knew the
terrain well.they were highly motivated with adequate pays.Ppl feel a sense of
proud to be in that force.they understood the ground terrain local informers and
effectively curbed.on other side pplice became friendly with local ppl with
devolpment programs etc.In my view there is a strong trust bw Maoists and ppl.as
long as this trust continues it becomes difficult.police successfully cut this
trust (i was gesturing with fingers like a scissors and cutting action) and it
was huge success.
On a pan india model i believ ther e cant be one single
model.each state has its own unique features.so i believ each state shud devise
its own indigenous way to tackle this but taking help wenever necessary.I feel
central forces wont work cos they don’t knw the local conditions.
M3-wat r the reasons for farmer suicides in ur state and wats
D-sir i feel more than economic angle there is a social angle to it.a farmer
feels land is his mother and wen he is debt trapped as he is helpless he
dies.also in siricilla (it was not siricilla but north telangana as whole but it
came to me like that) region of our state it was found that more ppl r dying to
get the ex gratia announced by the govt hoping that atleast their children wont
be debt trapped.also the input costs are high.low irrigation facilities in
Telangana wer its completely rain fed compared to deltaic regions of
seemandra.ppl dnt knw abt soil diagnosis they apply fertlsrs blindly.nor do they
knw abt weather prediction etc The solution is that farmers r not educated
properly.govt has many programs for soil testing,fertiliser help,weather
predictions etc but its not reaching the farmers.so ifeel farmers need to b
educated.sir here i wud like to quote abt the work by an IAS poonam malakondaiah
who fought a legal battle against mahyco seed company and brought seeds price
M3-why is organic farming/fertlsrs difficult in india?
D-sir i belive that organic farming requires large land but wer as india most
have small holdings.also organic fertlsrs time taking wer as chemical fertlsrs r
readymade.also there is a perception in farmers that org farming does not
work.Ppl like subhash palekar who made org framing
famous,successful,profitable,their works need to circulated educated.
Next last member
M4-So daya ur optional is pub ad so I wil ask u 1 question.u
know that india is ranked poor in doing business index (I added saying yes sir
its ease of doing business index,India ranks 134.)
So tell me wat r the reasons for it and wat should India do in this aspect?
D-sir the main reason I believe is that there needs a lot of clearances licences
to start a business in India.economic survey 2013 points that u need around 124
clearances to start a project in india wer as countries like Thailand japan
needs only 2.So I feel we need to have a single window fast clearances and given
the e-governance and computers,IT technology I feel they should be used more to
save time and get the things done
Also another reason I believe that there is delay in environmental clearances
and the appeal process are prolonged.So I feel there should be mandatory time
bound clearances mechanisms
M4-so daya wat do u cook
D-i cook tiffins and nonveg sir
M4-y not veg?wat do u cuk in nveg?
D-sir i cook veg too but m more interested in nveg as i love nveg food.i cook
chicken bryani hyderabadi
M4-wch OSHO books did u read??
D-sir i read his “from sex to superconsciousness” ie sambhogam nundi Samadhi
varaku.M4 asked only 1 buk?i said that book itself is of 6 volumes.he said ya ya
all his buks r many volumes.I continued-sir apart from that book i regularly
watch his videos on youtube,read his pamphlets sir
M4-ok u talked abt godliness,nw tell me wat is evil?
D-absence of godliness sir (He took a quick short pause)
M4-U said that godliness is everywer nw hw can b its absence?
D-no sir its nt like that.i believ that nature is imperfect.creation in
imperfect.wen its imperfect then only u get intrest in it.wen evry thg is
perfect there is nothing to be done.so there are areas wer in no godliness.that
vacuum some ppl perceive it as evil.
CM-thanq u may leave
D-thanq so much sir i felt previlaged to talk to you all.thanq sir,mam gud
day.M1,M2 Said have a gud day too.
The board has been v.friendly cordial.Most times they were
listening allowing the candidate to speak more.No cornering/cross
questions.Almost all the questions were on my profile especially hobbies.I
fumbled a bit over BRICS question.The rest,I felt answered wellMy overall
experience was good but should see how it goes finally