Governing bodies that were established under NDMA 2005 include

  • The National Disaster Management Authority or NDMA:
    • It is the nodal central body for disaster management coordination, with the Prime Minister as its Chairperson. It is responsible for framing the policies, plans and guidelines for disaster management to ensure an effective & strong response during any disaster.
  • Second is the National Executive Committee or NEC which assists NDMA & prepares National Disaster Management Plan for the whole country.
  • On the state and district level, we have SDMA & NDMA responsible for drawing the disaster plan for states & districts respectively.
  • Then, there is NDRF or National Disaster Response Force which directly responds to a threatening disasters and calamities. The NDRF has been playing a major role in rescuing people from disasters for years.