According to media reports, Modi issued 10 rules as top ten priorities for the council of ministers. The ten rules are:
- Implement policy in time bound manner
- Stability and sustain ability in government policy
- Addressing concern relating to economy
- Infrastructure and investment reforms
- System will be placed for inter ministerial issues
- People oriented system to be in placed in govt machinery
- Education, health, water, energy & roads -- will be on top agenda
- Transparency in the govt. E-auction to be promoted
- Build confidence in bureaucracy
- Welcome innovative ideas & babus will be given freedom to work
Sources also informed that Modi made it clear that he will work for strengthening the federal structure of the country and would like his office to consider issues, especially those raised by the States on priority and with sensitivity.
Modi also asked his ministers to be careful in terms of appointing people in their staff especially to ensure that no relatives are appointed. It seems that Modi has been trying to give the message that he would not follow the rules of dynasty or promoting relatives.
Modi has also directed his ministers to be careful while addressing the media. They have been asked to only stick to issues which are related to their respective ministries.
Modi, who was given a detailed presentation on the structure and functions of the PMO, said that over the past several decades, it has evolved as an important institution and that its "best practices" should be carried forward.
It seems that Modi has been trying to take lesson from mistakes of UPA II under Manmohan Singh's leadership. He would not leave any scope for his ministers to indulge in any scams such as 2G spectrum scam which is believed to be one of most worst scams to bring down the UPA government.