For effective management of disasters in the district, the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), East Garo Hills District, Williamnagar was established under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner under Section 25 (1) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 by a Government Notification. No. RDG.32/2005/128, dated 26th June 2008 .
At the Block levels, the Block Disaster Management Committees (BDMCs) have been constituted under the chairmanship of Block Development Officers for the overall management of disasters. Similarly, at the village levels, the Block Development Officers have been instructed to constitute Village Disaster Management Committees (VDMCs) to look after all matters related to Disaster Management in the village.
Powers & Functions: The powers & functions of DDMA are as per Section 30 0f the Disaster Management Act, 2005. It acts as the district planning, coordinating & implementing body for Disaster Management and take all measures for the purpose of Disaster Management in the district in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the National Authority and State Authority.
Activities: The DDMA is implementing different activities like awareness generation, trainings. mock drills, etc. to all stakeholders – Govemment, Non-Governmental Organizations & the community as a whole sanctioned under the Annual Allocation of State Disaster Response Fund for Capacity Building.
Relief: Relief matter is looked after by Relief Branch, DC’s Office, NonWilliamnagar as per the guidelines and norms of the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF)/ State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).
The members of the District Disaster Management Authority, East Garo Hills District are:
|Sl. No.||Name||Designation||Status||Address||Contact Nos.|
|1.||Deputy Commissioner||Chairman||O/o the Deputy Commissioner, East Garo Hills, Williamnagar||(O): 03658-250226
|2.||Shri. Dipul R. Marak||CEM, GHADC||Co-Chairman||GHADC||(M): 9485176981|
|3.||Shri. A. Ch. Marak, MCS||Addl. Deputy Commissioner||CEO||O/o the Deputy Commissioner, East Garo Hills, Williamnagar||(O): 03658-250226
|4.||Shri. B. A. Sangma, MPS||Supdt. Of Police||Member||O/o the Supdt. of Police, East Garo Hills, Williamnagar||(O): 03658-250213
|5.||Dr. Janu Marak||DM&HO||Member||O/o the District Medical & Health Officer, East Garo Hills, Williamnagar||(O): 03658-250212
|6.||Shri. H. Nengnong||SE, PWD, Roads||Member||O/o the SE, PWD (R), East Garo Hills, Williamnagar||(O): 03658-250381
|7.||Shri. S. N. Marak||DAO||Member||O/o the District Agriculture Office, Williamnagar.||(M) 98560-42660|
The office of the DDMA & Emergency Operations Centre, East Garo Hills District is located on the office premises of the Deputy Commissioner, East Garo Hills, Williamnagar.