The NDRF's chief, Atul Karwal, has been named Director-General. IPS personnel on assignment from Indian police organizations serve as Director Generals of the NDRF. A three-star officer is the Director-General.
National Catastrophe Reaction Force (NDRF)
Indian specialized force
established under the Disaster Management Act of 2005 'for a
specific response to a serious disaster scenario or disaster
.' India's 'Apex Body for Disaster Management' is the
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
. The NDMA is the
. In India, the state government is responsible for disaster management. The
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)
is the federal
'Nodal Ministry' for dealing with natural catastrophes.
When 'natural calamities
' strike, the
is responsible for providing aid and assistance to the affected state,
including deploying Armed Forces, Central Paramilitary Forces, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), and other usable and required interaction, air, and other assets at the state's request. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is a division of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). The NDRF has a considerable number of
Inspector Generals (IG)
and Deputy Inspector Generals
, who are flag
and wear rank badges, in contrast to the Director-General.