The Executive Order was signed with the aim of creating an effective structure for federal executive bodies.
It establishes the number of deputy prime ministers as seven, including one first deputy prime minister and a prime minister — Government Chief of Staff.
Changes were made to the Government Cabinet structure. In particular, the Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development was converted into the Ministry of Healthcare and the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection; the Ministry on Far East Development was established (the Far East Development Minister is also the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District); The Ministry of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy was converted into the Ministry of Sports (its youth policy-related functions were transferred to the Ministry of Education and Science, while functions pertaining to the coordination of tourist activities were assigned to the Culture Ministry).
Changes also concerned certain federal agencies and services, as well as the powers of federal ministers.
The Cabinet of the Russian Federation was instructed to ensure the necessary reorganisation in accordance with the Executive Order.
Corresponding amendments were also made to several legislative acts.