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Himachal Pradesh
State Disaster Management Authority

The normal time activities of the STATE EOC will be to

  • Ensure through appropriate statutory instruments that :
    • SDMP and DDMPs are operationalised.
    • Standard Operating Procedures for various departments are operationalised.
    • SDRF and DDRF are set setup and operationalised.
  • Ensure that all districts continue to update DDMP on a regular basis.
  • Encourage districts to prepare area-specific plans prone to specific disasters receive reports on preparedness from the district control room. Based on these, the STATE EOC will submit a summary report to the Chief Secretary.
  • Setup study groups and task force for specific vulnerability studies and submit the reports to Chief Secretary.
  • Identify and interact with central laboratories, research institutions within and outside the state for ongoing/collaborations to evolve mitigation strategies.
  • Serve as a data bank to all line departments and the planning department with respect to risks and vulnerabilities and ensure that due consideration is given to mitigation strategies in the planning process.
  • Receive appropriate proposals on preparedness, risk reduction and mitigation measures from various state departments/agencies and place the same for consideration of the Chief Secretary.
  • Convey policy guidelines and changes if any in the legal and official procedures, eligibility criteria with respect to relief and compensation.
  • Upgrade and update State DMP according to changing scenarios in the State.
  • Dissemination of state DMP to other departments of the GOHP and state level agencies.
  • Update data bank IDRN.
  • Identification of agencies and institutions for locating inventory items for specialised services. STATE EOC will also ensure the availability of the inventory items as and when required.
  • Monitor preparedness measures undertaken at the district levels including simulation exercises undertaken by various departments.
  • Monitor the training imparted to state level officials, private sector and NGOs by HIPA and other training institutions.
  • Organise post-disaster evaluation and update state DMP accordingly.
  • Prepare an actions-taken report for Chief Secretary.
  • Receive reports and documents on district level disaster events and submit the same to Chief Secretary, Revenue Minister and Chief Minister.
  • Ensure warning and communication systems and instruments are in working condition.
  • Inform district control room about the changes if any in legal and official procedures with respect to loss of life, injuries, livestock, crop, houses, to be adopted (death certificates, identification procedures, etc.)