• The institutional structure for disaster management in India is in a state of transition after enactment of GOI’s Disaster Management (DM) Act 2005 on December 23, 2005.  The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has been established at the Government of India level, and the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) at State level and District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) at the District level and are formalized. 
  • In pursuant with section 14(1) of DM Act 2005, the State has established Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA). The Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka is the Ex-officio Chairperson of the KSDMA and 8 Cabinet Ministers are members to the Authority.
  • State Executive Committee (SEC) has been constituted under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary as per Section 20 of DM Act 2005.  SEC has the responsibility for coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the National Policy, the National Plan and the State Plan as provided under section 22 of the Act. Addl. Chief Secretary/Principal Secretaries/Secretaries of Agriculture, Home, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj and Director General of Fire & Emergency Services (permanent invitee) are members of the SEC. Principal Secretary/Secretary of Revenue Department (DM) is the Member Secretary of SEC
  • As per Section 25 of the DM Act 2005, District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has been constituted in all 30 districts of Karnataka with Deputy Commissioners of respective districts being the Chairman of DDMA.
  • State Crisis Management Committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary to Government of Karnataka.
  • The Disaster Management is under the Revenue Department and is being headed by the Secretary to Government, Revenue Department (Disaster Management) and is ably assisted by Deputy Secretary, Consultant, Liaison Officer and Under Secretary with supporting staff.
  • KSDMA has formulated Policies, Standard Operating Procedures for 11 key departments, State Disaster Management Plan and Guidelines for Minimum Standard of relief during