Hits: 10 good deeds

1. Setting up delivery monitoring unit within the Prime Minister's office to ensure effective delivery of government's flagship programmes. This was set up within 45 days in office and is functioning effectively.

2. Setting up the Unique Identification Authority headed by Nandan Nilekani. A good and ambitious move.

3. A new draft direct tax code to recast the Income Tax Act. Revolutionary in concept and will make IT payments easier and less burdensome. Credit goes to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

4. Security environment has improved. Setting up four NSG hubs in Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai which have become operational. Credit should go to Home Minister P Chidambaram.

5. Overhauling of the education system and the Right to Education Act. Good work has begun, but problems lie ahead. Credit goes to HRD minister Kapil Sibal.

6. Overhauling medical education by bringing in a single regulator called the National Council of Human Resources and Health. A good and bold move. Credit should go to Health Minister Gulam Nabi Azad.

7. Rajiv Awas Yojana for rural poor under JNNURM that will provide affordable housing through partnership for the rural poor. Credit goes to Ministry of Urban Housing and Poverty Alleviation headed by Kumari Selja.

8. Gender equality at grassroot level by introducing 50 percent reservation in panchayats. Credit goes to Rural Development Ministry headed by C P Joshi.

9. Special trains for women, non stop trains, reduction in tatkal ticket rates. Credit goes to Railway Minister Mamta Banerjee.

10. Sops in new foreign trade policy including tax refunds for exporters, lower transaction costs, better export infrastructure. Credit: Commerce and Industry Ministry Anand Sharma.