Panel formed by Delhi LG to advise Delhi Disaster Management Authority

The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal has formed an Expert Advisory Committee to advise the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).

Highlights

The committee has been formed to address the challenges faced in Delhi and also ramp up medical infrastructure. The committee will also advice the DDMA to integrate measures of various agencies to effectively mitigate COVID-19. The Director General of ICMR, director of AIIMS are all part of the committee.

Disaster Management Authority

The National Disaster Management Authority lays down guidelines to be followed by the State Authorities. The Disaster Management Act, 2005 provides detailed legal frameworks of the disaster management authority at national, state and district levels.

The State Disaster Management Authority is headed by the Chief Minister of the state. The SDMA lays down plans for the disaster management in the state. The State Executive committee that operates under the Chief Secretary of the state coordinates and monitors implementation of national policy, national plan and state plan.

In Delhi

Under Section 14 of Disaster Management Act, 2005, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi is the Chairperson of Delhi Disaster Management Authority and the CM of Delhi is the Vice-Chairperson of the authority.

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