Government of India on the 23rd of December, 2005, enacted the Disaster Management Act 2005, which envisaged creation of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) headed by the Prime Minister, State Disaster Management Authorities (SDMA) headed by the Chief Ministers, and District Disaster Management Authorities (DDMA) headed by the Deputy Commissioners, to spearhead and adopt a holistic and integrated approach to disaster management (DM). Thus giving a paradigm shift, from the erstwhile relief-centric response to a proactive prevention, mitigation and preparedness-driven approach.
Section 3 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 lays down the establishment of State Disaster Management Authority at the State Government levels. Accordingly for the State of Nagaland, the NSDMA was notified vide notification NO.DM&RR/SDMA/MTG-2011 (Pt) dated 22/11/2011. The constitution of the SDMA is as under:-
Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) Members
Chief Minister Chairperson Minister-in-charge of Home Department Member Minister-in-charge of Finance Member Minister-in-charge of Health & Family Welfare Member Minister-in-charge of Agriculture Department Member Minister-in-charge of Planning & Co-ordination Member Minister-in-charge of Forest, Environment & Climate Change Member Minister-in-charge of Law & Justice Member Minister-in-charge of Public Works Department Member Chief Secretary Chief Executive Officer, Ex-officio Home Commissioner/ Commissioner Disaster Management Secretary, Ex-officio
State Executive Committee (SEC) Members
Chief Secretary Chairman Additional Chief Secretary & Commissioner, Nagaland Member Additional Chief Secretary & Development Commissioner Member Additional Chief Secretary & Finance Commissioner Member Principal Secretary/ Home Commissioner/ Commissioner DM Member Principal Secretary/ Commissioner & Secretary, H&FW Member Principal Secretary/ APC/ Secretary, Agriculture Member Commissioner & Secretary, PWD Member Commissioner & Secretary, Forest, Environment & Climate Change Member Secretary, NSDMA, Home Department Member Special Secretary, Home Member Joint CEO, NSDMA Member
Director General of Police and Director CD&HG and Prisons will be special invitee. The SEC may invite any other considered relevant to the Committee.
With support from GoI- UNDP DRR project, the NSDMA began its journey in the year 2011. A full time State Project Officer was recruited by UNDP and posted at NSDMA Secretariat to initiate an institution for Disaster Management in the State. Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) took its shape in its organizational structure with the appointment of other officers on contract with the support of GoI-UNDP.
Currently, the NSDMA secretariat is headed by the Home Commissioner as Chief Executive Officer and a Secretary at the administrative level. The NSDMA Secretariat, Home Department is managed by the OSD to the Govt. of Nagaland along with other officers. NSDMA also consists of officers (on attachment) from line departments and also contractual technical staff to carry out the various functions of NSDMA. At the district level, the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is headed by the Deputy Commissioner as the Chairman along with a District Disaster Management Officer (DDMO) and a District Project Associate (DPA) for each district.