United Nations Development Programme
City Disaster Management Committee
To provide right direction to the implementation of UEVRP in Dhanbad a City Disaster Management Committee (CDMC) has been formed with the Deputy Commissioner of Dhanbad being the Chairman of the committee. The CDMC meets periodically to take decisions and give approval of the proposed forthcoming activities under the project and also assesses the progress and gives necessary direction for effective implementation of the project.
The structure of the CDMC committee is as under:
Deputy Commissioner Dhanbad as the Chairperson of the Committee
With the following as the members of the committee:
The CDMC last met on 3rd September 2007 the minutes of the meeting is as under:
The City Disaster Management committee meeting under the GOI-UNDP Urban Earthquake Vulnerability Reduction Programme was held on 3rd September 2007 at 12:30 P.M in the collectorate meeting hall.
The Deputy Commissioner Dhanbad who is also the chairperson of the CDMC Dhanbad chaired the meeting. The following CDMC members attended the meeting:
At the outset, the CDMC was appraised on initiatives taken under the UEVR programme at national level and the present status of UEVRP in Dhanbad through presentations made by Ms. Ranjini Mukherjee, Coordinator, UEVRP, UNDP and the Project Officer, UEVRP, Dhanbad respectively. This was followed by discussions mainly on community level preparedness for earthquake vulnerability Reduction, school safety programme, mason’s training Programme on hazard resistant technology, status of the draft MADA regulations prepared as per the proposed amendments suggested by MHA and networking.
The major decisions taken in this regard are as follows:
Ø School Safety planning is to be taken up on priority basis. District Education Officer (DEO) and District Superintendent of Education (DSE) to be involved for carrying out sensitization of schools and training of teachers.
Ø NSS volunteers and NCC cadets are to be involved in activities related to Disaster Management.
Ø Letter to be sent to the State Education Department for inclusion of Disaster Management as a subject in the curriculum under the state board.
Ø The planning process to be adopted for Earthquake Preparedness and Response to be finalized. Zilla Shaksharata Vahini may be included for the same. The existing institutional structure available for Continuous Education Programme in the district may be mobilsed for community based planning in Dhanbad. The approach paper of CBDP in Dhanbad to be shared with DC to chalk out future course of action.
Ø Preparation of SOPs for the ESF structure as identified for the city of Dhanbad to be under taken. Attempt should be made to make an Emergency warning System operational.
Ø To conduct Mason’s training in association with TATA TISCON on hazard resistant technology.
Ø To develop a web link on UEVRP with involvement of the NIC officers. PO-UEVRP to provide the technical inputs.