District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), headed by the District Magistrate is the Apex Body for Disaster Management in District North. The setting up of the DDMA and the creation of an enabling environment for institutional mechanisms at the State and District levels is mandated by the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

North District is an integral part of the state of Delhi and so the vulnerabilities and risks at stake are not very different. The latest seismic map of the country, Delhi falls under Zone IV, which means it is highly vulnerable to multi hazards, especially Earthquake.


DM Mechanism Institutions/ Nodal Department Functions

National Level Mechanism

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)

For better coordination of disaster management at national level, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is constituted. This is a multi disciplinary body with nodal officers from all concerned departments/ministries/ organizations.

Apart from these developments, the government of India has its National Contingency Action Plan prepared by the nodal ministry of disaster management. Also a National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) has been started functioning in the Ministry of Home Affairs with all sophisticated equipments and most modern technologies for disaster management.

State Level Mechanism

Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA)

Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is constituted under the chairmanship of Lt. Governor of Delhi with the Chief Minister of Delhi as Vice Chairperson and Ministers of relevant Departments as members. For Delhi, the Department of Revenue has been identifies as nodal department to tackle disasters, being the Divisional Commissioner as its Nodal Officer and convener of the DDMA.

District Level Mechanism

District Disaster Management Authority, District North (DDMA-North)

District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is constituted under the Chairmanship of District Magistrate of District Shahdara, elected representative of the District (Member of Legislative Assembly / Municipal Councilor) is the Co-Chairperson, ADM (Shahdara) as CEO, DDMA (Shahdara), Delhi Police, PWD, MCD and DHS as members.