PM Modi✌ described the decision to abolish 🚫interviews for Class-III and IV government jobs, which takes effect on Friday, as a "New Year Gift🎁" which will "free the youth from corruption👹", impacting over 29 lakh central government posts. He explained, "Interviews are seen as a means to get a job by using somebody's influence👍. And those deserving are deprived in the process…Through technology🔬 and on the basis of merit👏, if anybody deserves a job, the offer will reach his house." He urged all CMs to take the same step and particularly urged UP CM Akhilesh Yadav to put it into practice. He defended it saying, "I have not yet seen a psychologist👓 who can assess a person in a 2⃣-minute interview."