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Role of Administration

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Role of Administration - Lesson Summary

On the national level, the role of the administration is to initiate rescue and relief operations depending on the gravity of the disaster.

At the Central level, the Government has nominated nodal ministries to manage various types of disasters which help in streamlining rescue operations.

There is a National calamity management committee which is presided over by the Cabinet Secretary. The calamity management group also deals with Disaster Management responsibilities and functions under the Central Aid Commissioner.

In addition to these administrative committees, technical support is provided by organizations like the Central Weather Science Department (for cyclone and earthquake), Defence Research and Development Organisation and the Civil Defence General Director. At the State Level, a committee under the Chief Minister or the Chief Secretary views and takes care of relief operations.

At the district level, the District Magistrate and the District Administration are responsible for executing relief operations.

The Block Development Officer manages the operations at the block level in case of any disaster. At the village level, the Sarpanch of a village heads the disaster management committee and assists the various organizations working in the field.

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