Guidelines On Minimum Standards Of Relief (Himachal Pradesh)

Disaster Management Act 2005 (Section 12) mandates National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to recommend Guidelines for minimum standards of relief to be provided to persons affected by disaster. According to Section 19 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 the State Authorities shall lay down detailed guidelines for providing standards of relief to persons affected by disaster in the state and such standards shall in no case be less than the minimum standards in the guidelines laid down by National Authority. Hence, NDMA, as mandated by the DM Act 2005; has worked out the basic minimum standards of relief to be provided to the persons affected by disaster. In this regard, Himachal Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (HPSDMA) in its 6th meeting held on 18-03-2020 under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Chief Minister-cum-Chairperson, HPSDMA approved that the minimum standards fixed by NDMA suits to the requirement of the State of Himachal Pradesh, as such it is approved for adoption.