In pursuance of sub-section (1) and (2) of section 14 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 (Central Act 53 of 2005), the Government of Odisha has established the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) for the State of Odisha vide Revenue & Disaster Management Department Notification No.42370/ R&DM dated 20th October 2010.
The Chief Minister of the State is the chairperson of the SDMA. As per rule 3 of the Odisha State Disaster Management Rules, 2010, the Minister, Revenue & Disaster Management is the Vice-Chairperson of the said authority. Other seven members are nominated by the chairperson. As per section 14 (4) of the Act, the Chief Secretary (Chairperson of the State Executive Committee) is the Chief Executive Officer of the SDMA.
The SDMA, Odisha has been reconstituted by the Government in Revenue & Disaster Management Department (Special Relief) Notification No.1613/ R&DM(SR) dated 31st August 2013. As per the said notification, the SDMA, Odisha is comprised of the following members, namely: -
|1||Chief Minister - Chairperson ex-officio|
|2||Minister, Revenue & Disaster Management - Member-cum-Vice Chairman|
|3||Minister, Agriculture - Member|
|4||Minister, Finance - Member|
|5||Chief Secretary - Member-cum- ex-officio Chief Executive Officer|
|6||Development Commissioner/ Additional Development Commissioner - Member|
|7||Secretary, Home Department - Member|
|8||Secretary, Department of Water Resources- Member|
|9||Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management - Member|
|10||Special Relief Commissioner- Member|
The Special Relief Commissioner has been declared as the Additional Chief Executive Officer of the SDMA, Odisha vide Revenue & Disaster Management Department Order No.51763/RDM dated 16th December 2010.