National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC)

  • IASbaba
  • December 8, 2022
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Context: The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary met recently and reviewed preparedness of Central Ministries/Agencies, and State/Union Territory Governments to review preparedness for the possible cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal.

About National Crisis Management Committee:

  • It is a committee set up by the Government of India in the wake of a natural calamity for effective coordination and implementation of relief measures and operations.
  • It is headed by Cabinet Secretary.
  • On the constitution of such a committee, the Agriculture Secretary shall provide all necessary information to and seek directions.
  • It has been constituted in the Cabinet Secretariat.

Key functions:

  • Oversee the Command, Control and Coordination of the disaster response.
  • Give direction to the Crisis Management Group (CMG) as deemed necessary.


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

Source: PIB


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