Centre for Disaster Management

Background

The centre was established in 1995 in support of Ministry of Agriculture in HCM RIPA under Centre for Management Studies.The centre is for the increased thrust on reducing vulnerability of the state to different hazard and empowering the Government official of related Department to Disaster, a Centre for Disaster Management has been established within the ambit of Centre for Management Studies, (CMS), HCM RIPA, JLN Marg, Jaipur. The Centre design and conduct training programmes for creating awareness among various level of officers of State Government, Public Undertakings, Civil Defence, School, College, NGOs, Volunteers etc.

Objectives

The Centre for Disaster Management, HCM RIPA is a focal point at the State level for

  • Imparting training in the field of disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, relief, rehabilitation etc.
  • undertake research, studies, documentation and development of database.
  • organizing State Level/Regional Conferences/Workshops etc. in disaster management related aspects, and
  • actively liaisoning/coordination with the Department of Disaster Management and Relief, Rajasthan to facilitate discharges of the responsibilities given to the State Government under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
The Centre draws upon leading companies and expert in specific area i.e. disaster institutions in state and country and help initiate projects to address specific needs. The Centre strives to establish strong links with similar institutions in State and country and help initiate projects to address specific needs. The centre would further strive to establish strong links with similar institutions to enrich the repositions of best practices through continuous interaction and participation.

Activities

Within the broad framework of these objectives, the centre would take up the following types of activities:

Training
  • Identification of training needs in the area of Disaster Management
  • Design and conduct of training programmes
  • Development reading material for Trainings
  • Undertake study to see the pre-preparedness of Disaster Management in the Government
Seminar and Guest Lectures

The Centre would regularly hold guest lectures by eminent persons in the field. The Centre will also hold seminars/workshops on the focused subjects.

Database of Best Practices and Information Disseminations

Documentation of Case studies of successful disaster management at various stages and applications already developed in the field.

Advisory group

An advisory group will be constituted to help plan and provide direction to the various activities of the Centre. In this group Government functionaries, expert, academicians and representatives from the private organizations working in the area of Disaster Management presentation, preparedness, response, relief, rehabilitation etc.

Funding

In financial year 2017-18 INR 110.00 lakh rupees was approved for capacity building by Department of Disaster Management, Relief and Civil Defence Government of Rajasthan, Jaipur (order no. F8(1)/DM & R/Training/2017/11852-57 dated 26.10.2017) (http://rajrelief.nic.in) and also by National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home, Government of India.(http://nidm.gov.in)

Organizational Structure of the Centre

At present, the Centre for Disaster Management in the HCM RIPA is headed by a Director General who is from Indian Administrative Service (IAS). Additional Director is ex-officio Joint Secretary to the Government (Training) from Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS). Additional Director Accounts cum Registrar Centre for Management Studies from Rajasthan Accounts Service is to assists Director General along with well qualified trained faculty in different discipline is the strength of the Institute.
During the financial year 2017-18 total 2047 participants were trained under various programs i.e. 1 day Workshop, 2 days Thematic Training Programs, 3 Days Orientation Training Programs for state level junior level officers, one day off campus Saturation Training Programs for NCC, Scouts, College Students, Civil Defence Volunteers etc and 7 Training of Trainers Programs for school Teachers were conducted at HCM RIPA, Jaipur and Regional Centers of Udaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur & Kota.