High Powered Committee for preparation of Disaster Management Plans.

A High Powered Committee (HPC) under the Chairmanship of Shri J.C. Pant, former Secretary to the Government of India has been constituted vide Department of Agriculture & Cooperation order of even number dated 20th August, 1999 to review existing arrangements for preparedness and mitigation of natural disasters, recommend measures for strengthening organisational structures and to formulate a comprehensive modal plan for Natural Disaster Management at the National, State and District level. A proposal to expand the ambit of the HPC to include manmade disasters, was under the consideration of Government

It has now been decided, with the approval of the Prime Minister, to enlarge the terms of reference of the High Powered Committee to include both natural as well as manmade disasters. It has further been decided to include representatives from concerned ministries dealing with industrial, nuclear, biological, chemical disasters, etc. in the Committee.

Accordingly, the terms of reference contained in para 5 of order dated 20th August. 1999, stand modified as follows with immediate effect:-

Members of the High Powered Committee for preparation of Disaster Management Plans

  1. Shri J. C. Pant,
    Ex-Secretary to the Govt of India, XY - 9, Sarojini Vihar,
    Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi - 110023.
  2. Shri SB. Jain,
    Secretary (Security) Cabinet Secretariat.
  3. Shri Bhagat Singh,
    Additional Secretary and Central Relief Commissioner,
    Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi.
  4. Shri P.R. Kelkar,
    Director General, Indian Meteorological Department,
    Mausam Bhavan, New Delhi.
  5. Shri V.C. Thakur,
    Director, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology,
    33, General Mahadev Singh Road, Dehradun - 248 001.
  6. Prof. A.S. Arya,
    Professor Emeritus, (EE-1) 72/6 Civil Lines,
    University of Roorkee, Roorkee - 247 667
  7. Shri Ramesh Chandra,
    Former Chairman, Central Water Commission,
    C-42, Retreat Apartment, 20 I.P. Extension, Patparganj,
    Delhi 110 092.
  8. Shri N. Vinod Menon
    Professor Disaster Management, 
    Yashwant Rao Chavan Acadamy of,Development Administration.
    Pune-411 007.
  9. Dr. V. K. Sharma,
    Professor, National Centre for Disaster Management,
    Indian Institute of Public Administration,
    I.P. Estate, New Delhi.
  10. Shri C.K. Dass,
    Secretary, Department of Relief & Rehabilitation,
    Govt. of Assam, Dispur (Guwahati) - 780 006.
  11. Shri Avdesh Sinha,
    Secretary, Revenue and Forest, Department, Govt. of Maharashtra,
    Mumbai - 400 032.
  12. Shri G.C. Pathak,
    Relief Commissioner, Government of Uttar Pradesh,
    Lucknow - 226 001.
  13. Shri K.K. Venkatachary,
    Study Director, Disaster Management Systems,
    ISRO Headquarters, Bangalore.
  14. Shri R.M. Premkumar,
    Additional Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy,
    Anushakti Bhavan, Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Marg, Mumbai-400001.
  15. Shri V. Rajagopalan,
    Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Paryavaran Bhawan,
    CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi.
  16. Shri B.S. Lalli,
    Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence,
    South Block, New Delhi.
  17. Shri Sanat Kaul,
    Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation,
    Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, New Delhi.
  18. Shri M.K. Shukla,
    Director General, Civil Defence,
    Ministry of Home Affairs, New Deihi.
  19. Dr. Ira Ray,
    Additional DG, Directorate General of Health Services,
    Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi.
  20. Shri Indra Ghosh,
    Executive Director(Safety), Railway Board, New Delhi.
  21. Shri N.S.Samant,
    Deputy Secretary, Deptt. of Chemicals & Petrochemicals,
    Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi.
  22. Shri Anil Sinha,
    Joint Secretary (NDM} and, Addl. Central Relief Commissioner,
    Deptt. of Agriculture, New Delhi
  23. Shri K.K. Venkatachary,
    Study Director, Disaster Management Systems,
    ISRO Headquarters, Bangalore.

  24. Shri R.M. Premkumar,
    Additional Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, Anushakxi Bhavan,
    Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Marg, Muubai - 400 001

  25. Shri V. Rajagopalan,
    Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forest,
    Paryavaran Bhawan,
    CGO. Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi.

  26. Shri B.S.Lalli
    Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence,
    South Block, New Delhi.
  27. Shri Sanat Kaul
    Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation,
     
    Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, New Delhi.

  28. Shri MX. Shukla,
    Director General, Civil Defence
    ,
    Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi.

  29. Dr.IraRay, 
    Additional DG, Directorate General of Health Services
    Nirman bhavan,
    New Delhi.

  30. Shri Indra Ghosh,
    Executive Director (Safety),
    Railway Board, New Delhi.

  31. Shri N.S Samant,
    Deputy Secretary,
    Deptt. of Chemicals & Petrochemicals,
    Shastri Bhavan,
    New Delhi.