Government to ensure implementation of CMP: Minister

New Delhi, Nov 4 (UNI) The government today reiterated that it would deliver the promises made in the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) to make a difference to the lives of the people.

Addressing a national convention on 'Wada Na Todo Abhiyan' (Keep Your Promises) here, Minister of State for Planning M V Rajsekharan said the government had given the "highest priority" to implementing the CMP.

''This government is committed to implementing the CMP,'' Mr Rajsekharan said while listing out education and health as the two ''most important'' areas.

The gathering of representatives from different non-governmental organisations from across the country were told that it would now be their turn to ''keep a watch on the bureaucrats'' for implementation of CMP.

'Wada Na Todo Abhiyan' was launched by the Social Watch Coalition, a conglomeration of NGOs from around the country in mid-August after the new government was formed, to ensure implementation of CMP, especially its promises on improving primary education and healthcare and providing jobs for 100 days under the Employment Guarantee Scheme.

''The objective of our campaign is to ensure implementation of CMP and the national development goals,'' said Amitabh Behar, director of National Centre for Advocacy Studies, Pune.

Other NGOs in the campaign include Samardhan, Bhopal, Dalit organisations like National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights and Ekta Parishad and international NGOs Oxfam and Action Aid.