New Delhi, April 29 : The Government has decided to involve Civil Defence volunteers in disaster management in addition to their traditional roles.
It has issued the necessary instructions to the State Governments/UT-Administrations.
A committee under Member, National Disaster Management Authority was set up to suggest measures to involve Civil Defence in Disaster Management.
The Report of the Committee was shared with the State Governments, who have agreed with the key recommendation of involving Civil Defence volunteers in Disaster Management.
Based on the recommendations of the K.M. Singh Committee Report, a scheme for involving Civil Defence volunteers has been drawn up for implementation during the Eleventh Plan commencing implementation from 2008-09.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Home, Radhika V. Selvi in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.