Additional Deputy Commissioner (G) Jasbir Singh has strictly asked all the government departments to submit their disaster management plans with the district administration as soon as possible for dealing with any kind of natural calamities, man-made Disasters, sabotage or others.Holding a review meeting with various departments in district administrative complex to prepare the road map for disaster management program, Mr. Jasbir Singh said it is a serious matter that some of the departments had not followed the instructions issued in this regard. He stressed on the need to coordinate among the departments and increase communication for speedy formation of the plans so that these can be uploaded on the website for facility of public. Mr. Singh clearly stated that if any department fails to submit the plan, action would be taken accordingly.He said that under the plan, administration would form quick response teams (QRT) as for how to respond to any disaster's call and reaching the spot in the shortest possible time.
He asked that the contact numbers of members of teams must have been shared with all departments so that on receiving any kind of information about the disaster, speedy action can be taken.ADC added that during any man-made disaster or natural calamity, there are chances that the rescue teams from the city may take time to reach remote areas and during such times, the disaster teams at the local level should have been ready with equipment to tackle the situation,” he said."Mock drills would also be organized in the city in which people to be involved with teams that would be equipped to deal with a disaster, the ADC added. He also added that all departments should update their disaster management records including available list of equipment, staff members and others. The officials from government departments such as police, health, transport, Municipal Corporation, municipal councils, roadways, armed forces, NGOs, and others were present.