National Disaster Management Authority Government of India

Role and Responsibilities

 Responsibilities of Operations Division

  1. Efficient functioning of the NDMA Control Room.
  2. Monitoring disasters at National, Regional and International levels.
  3. Liaisoning and coordinating with Early Warning Agencies like IMD, CWC, INCOIS, SASE etc for disaster specific information and disseminating the information for coordinating with the State Govt and facilitating the deployment of NDRF in the disaster affected states during disaster.
  4. Carrying out coordination of support to other countries affected by major disasters as may be determined by the Central Government.


Responsibilities of Communication and IT Division

  1. Formulation and implementation of National Disaster Management Services (NDMS) Pilot Project and Decision Support System for Handling Offsite Nuclear Emergencies (DSSNOE)
  2. Establishment and management of LAN and WAN at NDMA
  3. Interaction with Nodal Ministries, Forecasting and Early Warning Agencies
  4. Interaction with Central and State Govts. and related Departments on IT and Communication matters
  5. Advise NDRF Bns on IT and Communication matters
  6. Interaction with service providers


Additional Responsibilities

  1. Coordination and conduct of Mock Exercise in the States /UTs/Districts.
  2. Capacity Building in States /UTs on Incident Response System.
  3. Training on Disaster Management for Associated NCC Officers, Civil Defence Volunteers and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangthan at NDRF Bn locations.
  4. Coordinating SDRF Training of Trainers at various Disaster Management Training Institutions.
  5. Coordination of DM Training of Home Guard Platoons at State ATIs with the help of NDRF, CD and Fire department.
  6. Conduct weekly review monsoon meetings involving IMD, CWC, NDRF and Resident Commissioner of affected states.