He has asked his ministers to enhance existing infrastructure in his specific fields by at least 10% by the end of the financial year.
As per popular media reports, he has even set up a tracking mechanism to check whether the work is being done satisfactorily. While the Planning Commission has been appointed to keep a tab on the work done, the work will be done by the think tank that will be replacing the planning committee.
The ministers welcome this move as they believe that this will help in organised functioning of the Cabinet, while keeping the bureaucrats on their toes. In other words, this would be the best way the government can extract work from its officials.
A fully functional work force means mobile connectivity for half the villages, literacy rate up to 80%, 500 kilometres of new railway tracks and 7,700 kilometres of new roads- a target that the Modi government had set itself even before the general elections.
In fact, the PMO has already instructed the Planning Commission secretary to come up with methods of evaluating performance of the ministers with these new targets in place.