Consider the following statements about National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA):

  1. It is an agency of the Ministry of Home Affairs
  2. The Prime Minister is the ex-officio chairperson of NDMA

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is an agency of the Ministry of Home Affairs whose primary purpose is to coordinate response to natural or man-made disasters and for capacity-building in disaster resiliency and crisis response. The Prime Minister is the ex-officio chairperson of NDMA.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module