The Disaster Management Act, 2005

Act Number53
Coming into Force28 Jul 2006
CourtMinistry of Home Affairs
Record Number200553
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THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2005
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ARRAGEMENT OF SECTIONS
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CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
SECTIONS
1. Short title, extent and commencement.
2. Definitions.
CHAPTER II
THE NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
3. Establishment of National Disaster Management Authority.
4. Meetings of National Authority.
5. Appointment of officers and other employees of the National Authority.
6. Powers and functions of National Authority.
7. Constitution of advisory committee by National Authority.
8. Constitution of National Executive Committee.
9. Constitution of sub-committees.
10. Powers and functions of National Executive Committee.
11. National plan.
12. Guidelines for minimum standards of relief.
13. Relief in loan repayment, etc.
CHAPTER III
STATE DISASTER MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
14. Establishment of State Disaster Management Authority.
15. Meetings of the State Authority.
16. Appointment of officers and other employees of State Authority.
17. Constitution of advisory committee by the State Authority.
18. Powers and functions of State Authority.
19. Guidelines for minimum standard of relief by State Authority.
20. Constitution of State Executive Committee.
21. Constitution of sub-committees by State Executive Committee.
22. Functions of the State Executive Committee.
23. State Plan.
24. Powers and functions of State Executive Committee in the event of threatening disaster situation.
CHAPTER IV
DISTRICT DISASTER MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
25. Constitution of District Disaster Management Authority.
26. Powers of Chairperson of District Authority.
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SECTIONS
27. Meetings.
28. Constitution of advisory committees and other committees.
29. Appointment of officers and other employees of District Authority.
30. Powers and functions of District Authority.
31. District Plan.
32. Plans by different authorities at district level and their implementation.
33. Requisition by the District Authority.
34. Powers and functions of District Authority in the event of any threatening disaster situation or
disaster.
CHAPTER V
MEASURES BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT
35. Central Government to take measures.
36. Responsibilities of Ministries or Departments of Government of India.
37. Disaster management plans of Ministries or Departments of Government of India.
38. State Government to take measures.
39. Responsibilities of departments of the State Government.
40. Disaster management plan of departments of State.
CHAPTER VI
LOCAL AUTHORITIES
41. Functions of the local authority.
CHAPTER VII
NATIONAL INSTITUTEOF DISASTER MANAGEMENT
42. National Institute of Disaster Management.
43. Officers and other employees of the National Institute.
CHAPTER VIII
NATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE FORCE
44. National Disaster Response Force.
45. Control, direction, etc.
CHAPTER IX
FINANCE, ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT
46. National Disaster Response Fund.
47. National Disaster Mitigation Fund.
48. Establishment of funds by State Government.
49. Allocation of funds by Ministries and Departments.
50. Emergency procurement and accounting.

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