SHRI M. SHASHIDHAR REDDY
VICE CHAIRMAN, NDMA
|Shri M.Shashidhar Reddy, was appointed Member of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) from its very inception in 2005. On completion of his 5 year tenure in Oct 2010, he was reappointed Member, NDMA in Oct 2010. As a Member, he was responsible for the subjects like Cyclone, Urban Flooding, Risk Transfer, Micro-Finance etc. |
Shri Reddy was elevated as Vice Chairman, NDMA in Dec 2010.
He is a fourth time sitting Member of the Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Assembly. This is the first time in India that a Member of any State legislature was appointed to a National level position. The office of Member, NDMA carries the status of Union Minister of State while the office of Vice Chairman, NDMA carries the status of Union Cabinet Minister.
He was a Minister for Environment, Science & Technology in the State of Andhra Pradesh way back in 1993. He was a Member of the official Indian delegation to the 2nd UN Commission on Sustainable Development (1994). At that time, he also visited South Africa during the elections there at the end of apartheid.
He has been very active on issues like regional development focusing on backward and remote areas of the Country, besides championing the cause of inclusive growth. He was also active on water related issues.
He held several important positions in the ruling Indian National Congress Party. He was Convener of a Task Force appointed by the Congress President Ms Sonia Gandhi, to study the Naxalite problem in the Country. The Task Force included a former Chief Minister and Members of Parliament, one of whom is presently the Governor of Nagaland. He has a master’s degree in Agronomy from USA (1971-73). Prior to that he was a merit scholar of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research during his under graduation study.
|Contact Details||Tel. No. +91+11 - 26701701,704|
|Office Address||SHRI M. SHASHIDHAR REDDY
Vice Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority, NDMA Bhawan,
A-1, Safdarjung Enclave,
New Delhi - 110029, INDIA