National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM): Under Section 42 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, NIDM was constituted to be the premier institute for capacity building, training and development for disaster management in India. The institute believes in a “Culture of Prevention” outlook towards disaster risk reduction. Through a strategic, multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary approach, the institute develops training modules, organizes training programs, undertakes research and documentation and promotes courses, lectures and conferences on disaster management and risk reduction.
During the financial years 2019-20 & 2020-21, Grant-in-Aid General of Rs. 12.00 Crore each was released to NIDM to meet their day to day expenditure on salary of staff, office expenses, training prrogrammes, travel, publicity, publication, payment of rent and other committed expenditure.
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Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure Society (CDRIS) - Grantee Organisation: The Government of India (on 28.08.2019) approved establishment of an international Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI, as a Society, along with its supporting Secretariat office in New Delhi, at an outlay of Rs. 480 crore (approx. USD 70 million) for a corpus required to fund technical assistance and research projects on an ongoing basis over a period of 5 years from 2019-20 to 2023-24.
The Prime Minister announced CDRI at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, in New York City on 23rd September 2019. Memorandum of Association (MoA) and Bye-laws for establishing the Secretariat of CDRI as ‘CDRI Society’ have been finalised. On 03.02.2020, CDRI Society has been registered.
Government of India approved the fund provision through transfer of fund as Grants in Aid from MHA to the CDRI Society on a non-lapsable basis (for a period of five years from 201-20 to 2023-24). The Grants to CDRI Society is to execute CDRI Programmes through technical assistance and research projects on an ongoing basis and also towards covering recurring expenditure of Secretariat Operations and Management.
So far, fund provision of CDRI activities are routed through NDMA. For this purpose, sanction order issued to NDMA from MHA’s Budget Head 2245 “Relief on account of Natural Calamities”. Till now, PAO NDMA is authorized to transfer following amount for CDRI:-
For FY 2018-19 - Rs. 12,1660 Crore
For FY 2019-20 - Rs. 20 Crore
For FY 2020-21 - Rs. 15 Crore
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