Emergence of an organization is always through an evolutionary process. NDMA has also gone through the same stages. The Government of India (GOI), in recognition of the importance of Disaster Management as a national priority, set up a High-Powered Committee (HPC) in August 1999 and a National Committee after the Gujarat earthquake, for making recommendations on the preparation of Disaster Management plans and suggesting effective mitigation mechanisms. The Tenth Five-Year Plan document also had, for the first time, a detailed chapter on Disaster Management. The Twelfth Finance Commission was also mandated to review the financial arrangements for Disaster Management.
On 23 December 2005, the Government of India enacted the Disaster Management Act, which envisaged the creation of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), headed by the Prime Minister, and State Disaster Management Authorities (SDMAs) headed by respective Chief Ministers, to spearhead and implement a holistic and integrated approach to Disaster Management in India.
NDMA Guidelines list
- Guidelines on Management of Earthquakes
- Guidelines on Management of Tsunamis
- Guidelines on Management of Cyclones
- Guidelines on Management of Flood
- Guidelines on Management of Urban Flooding
- Guidelines On Drought Management
- Guidelines On Landslide and snow avalanches
- Guidelines for Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies
- Guidelines on Chemical Disaster (Industrial)
- Guidelines for Chemical(Terrorism) Disaster )
- Guidelines on Medical Preparedness and Mass Casualty Management
- Guidelines for Biological Disaster
- Guidelines for Psycho-Social Support
- Guidelines on Formulation of State DM Plans
- Guidelines for Incident Response System
- Guidelines for National Disaster Management Information and Communication System
- Guidelines for Scaling, Type of Equipment and Training of Fire Services
- Guidelines for Seismic Retrofitting of Deficient Buildings and Structures.
Source : http://ndma.gov.in/en/ndma-guidelines.html