National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC)


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Union Cabinet Secretary chaired a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) to review preparedness to deal with heat waves and forest fires.

About NCMC

  • At the national level, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) and the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) are the key committees involved in top-level decision-making regarding Disaster Management (DM).
  • It deals with major crises which have serious or national ramifications.

Key functions:

  • The NCMC plays a crucial role in managing natural disasters by reviewing preparedness measures, coordinating relief efforts, and providing logistic and financial support to state governments.
  • It is responsible for ensuring that all necessary preventive and precautionary measures are taken to minimize damage and loss of life


Cabinet Secretary (Chairperson) and Secretaries of Ministries / Departments and agencies with specific Disaster management responsibilities.

Q1. What is the Sendai Framework?

The Sendai Framework is a 15-year plan adopted by the United Nations in 2015 to reduce disaster risk and losses globally. It aims to guide multi-hazard management and reduce disaster risk through seven global targets by 2030. The framework focuses on understanding disaster risk, improving governance, investing in risk reduction, and enhancing preparedness for effective response and recovery. 

Source: Cabinet Secretary Shri Rajiv Gauba chaired a meeting of NCMC to review preparedness to deal with heat wave and forest fires