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Who is the Chairman of NDMA (National Disaster Management Authority) ?
1. The President of India
2. The Prime Minister of India
3. The Defence Minister
4. The Home Minister

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : The Prime Minister of India

The correct answer is The Prime Minister of India.

  • National Disaster Management Authority, abbreviated as NDMA, is an apex body of the Government of India, with a mandate to lay down policies for disaster management.
  • The phrase disaster management is to be understood as a continuous and integrated process of planning, organizing, coordinating, and implementing measures, which are necessary or expedient for the prevention of danger or threat of any disaster mitigation or reduction of risk of any disaster or severity of its consequences, capacity building, preparedness to deal with any disaster, prompt response, assessing the severity or magnitude of effects of any disaster, evacuation, rescue, relief, rehabilitation, and reconstruction'.
  • NDMA was established through the Disaster Management Act enacted by the Government of India on 23 December 2005.

  • Prime Minister of India is the chairman of the following bodies/organizations:
    • Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions
    • Cabinet Secretariat
    • Appointments Committee of the Cabinet
    • Cabinet Committee on Security
    • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
  • NITI Aayog
  • Department of Atomic Energy
  • Department of Space
  • Nuclear Command Authority

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