The government has made public its Common Minimum Program (CMP) to outline its priorities and the tasks to be executed during its term of office.
The common minimum program was unveiled on Monday amid an event at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, in the presence of PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda).
The Common Minimum Program is a policy to accomplish the minimum objective during the ruling period of a coalition government.
The program was developed by a task force, comprising leaders from the parties in the ruling coalition including Bishnu Paudel (CPN-UML), Barshaman Pun (CPN-Maoist Centre), Mukul Dhakal (Rastriya Swatantra Party), Dhawal Shumsher Rana (Rastriya Prajatantra Party) and Rakam Chemjong (Janata Samajwadi Party).
The 21-point Common Minimum Program of the government focuses on solving citizenship issue, control corruption, improve healthcare, education and service delivery at government offices.
In the program, the government has also prioritised political stability, development, prosperity and good governance.
Similarly, the ruling coalition has stated their intent to amend at least a dozen legislations in the first session of the present House of Representatives, including the Public Procurement Act, Citizenship Act, Local Administration Act and an e-governance law.
Furthermore, it has expressed its commitment to revitalise the economy by making the system convenient to taxpayers and implementing ‘Make in Nepal’ campaign to promote domestic production.
Similarly, in the health sector, the government will provide free testing and treatment to individuals aged 60 and above suffering from hypertension and diabetes. The program also mentions the establishment of basic hospitals at all local levels and specialised hospitals in all provinces.
In terms of other facilities, every domestic consumer will be provided with 50 units of electricity free in the summer and 30 units during winter, along with 10,000 liters of free drinking water every month per household.
The coalition parties have pledged to immediately tackle the citizenship problem and have promised to bring an end to the circumstances currently preventing eligible Nepali citizens from obtaining citizenship.
PM Dahal has directed all to begin work on implementing the Common Minimum Programme within a month.