New Delhi/Noida: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's New Year gift to Class-III and IV government job seekers – abolishment of interviews.
As per Modi, the decision will "free the youth from corruption".
"From tomorrow, interviews for government jobs in Class-III and Class-IV categories will be abolished," Modi had tweeted on Thursday about the decision which will impact over 29 lakh central government posts. "This will help curb corruption," he had said.
Modi's tweet came soon after he talked about the issue at an event in Noida while laying the foundation stone of a 14-lane expressway connecting Delhi with Meerut.
Modi had first talked about his intent to abolish interviews for lower level government jobs in his last Independence Day address, saying the practice breeds corruption and many poor people lose out in the process.