REVAMPING OF CIVIL DEFENCE

The Scheme.   Government of India has launched a Centrally Sponsored Scheme at an outlay of Rs. 100 Crore during the Eleventh Five Year Plan for Revamping of Civil Defence set up in the Country. The broad breakup of various activities and funds earmarked for each are given in Appendix ‘A’.

Scheme Objective

To strengthen and revitalise the Civil Defence set up in the country so as to play a significant role in disaster management and assisting the police in internal security and law & order situations while retaining their primary role.

Project Strategy.   

The following issues are sought to be addressed as part of revamping of civil defence set up in the country:-

  • Involvement of Civil Defence in internal security.
  • Declining investments in CD set up.
  • Low morale of CD volunteers.
  • Forgotten skills.
  • CD volunteer services not utilised.
  • Meagre training allowances.

Scheme Components/Activities

  • Strengthening of Training Infrastructure.
  • Existing CTIs.  The following activities are to be carried out at each of the existing 17 CTIs:-
  • Upgrading of physical infrastructure                     -        Rs. 60.00 Lakh
  • Procurement of  additional equipment                   -        Rs. 35.00 Lakh

(Audio visual equipment, personal protective

equipment & clothing and Rescue equipment)

  • Transport                                                        -        Rs. 11.00 Lakh

 

  • The list of existing 17 CTIs is attached as Appendix ‘B’.
  • Proposed New CTIs.  10 new fully equipped CDTIs are proposed to be created as part of the revamping scheme.  The list of 10 proposed new CTIs is attached as Appendix ‘C’.  The land, to the tune of 5-7 Acres, for the CDTI is to be made available by the State Govt while the funding for construction and procurement of activities shall be given by the Central Govt as part of the scheme.  The line layout plan for a proposed CDTI is attached as Appendix ‘D’.  The following activities are to be carried out at each of the 10 proposed new CTIs:-
  • Creation of physical infrastructure                       -        Rs. 146.00 Lakh
  • Procurement of equipment                                 -        Rs.   35.00 Lakh

(Audio visual equipment, personal protective

equipment & clothing and Rescue equipment)

  • Transport to provide complement of essential        -        Rs.   11.00 Lakh

vehicles to enhance operational and admin

  •  
  • Strategic Investments in 100 Selected Multi Hazard Prone Districts Across 16 States.  This involves provision of transport, provision of equipment and upgrading the physical infrastructure to Strengthen CD Set up in MHDs.  The list of 100 MHDs is attached as Appendix ‘E’.  Amounts, as under, are earmarked for each activity:-
    • Provision of Transport                                             -        Rs. 11.00 Lakh
    • Provision of Equipment                                            -        Rs. 20.00 Lakh
    • Upgrading the Physical Infrastructure                         -        Rs. 14.00 Lakh

 

  • Implement Pilot Project for Involving CD in IS Matters.  The aim is to map available resources and enhance HR capacity by creating a network of intelligent and motivated persons to perform neighbourhood watch & ward functions and establishing channels of communications at all levels, thus creating a link between district administration and community.  The pilot project has been launched in 40 Towns further categorized into Major and Minor Towns.  The list of Major and Minor Towns is attached at Appendix ‘F’.  The major activities involved in the Pilot Project are:-
  • Review of the list of volunteers, weed out inactive volunteers and enroll & train new volunteers.  The new volunteers should ideally be highly motivated, influential and effective persons to spearhead the transformation process.  The latest state of volunteers is given at Appendix ‘G’.
  • Train a total of 214 Master Trainers, drawn from various towns as under, at NCDC Nagpur:-
    • 50 from Metros @ 10 each from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
    • 72 from 12 large cities @ 6/City.
    • 92 from 23 smaller towns @ 4/Town
    • Master trainers, in turn, will train 4280 volunteers in their home towns to sensitize community.
  • A total of 214 master trainers have been trained at NCDC Nagpur . These Master Trainers have further trained 2640 volunteers at State Level till date. Training of balance of 1640 volunteers is in progress and likely to be completed by year end.

 

  • Organise Training Camps/Exercises/Demonstrations. A lumpsum amount of Rs. 5.50 Cr is earmarked for distribution to the the States during the scheme period. 

 

  • Publicity and Awareness Generation Activities Related to CD.  Publicity and awareness generation is a very important aspect of the scheme.  Proper publicity and awareness creation will go a long way in ensuring the success of the scheme.  A lumpsum amount of Rs. 3.00 Cr is earmarked for these activities during the scheme period.  These funds are partly to be utilized by the States and partly by the Office of DG NDRF & CD.  It is proposed to make a film of approximately 30 minutes duration for distribution to the States and a video spot of approximately 1 minute duration for airing on various radio & TV channels.  Certain other proposed events/activities which will contribute significantly to an increased publicity for Civil Defence are listed below:-

 

  • Publicity  - All Levels.
  • Relationship with Local media.
  • Erecting Hoardings.
  • Awareness Workshops, TV Debates.
  • Involvement in Local Events/Campaigns.
  • Celebration of Civil Defence Day.

 

  • Reorientation of Civil Defence from Town Centric to District Centric.  The Civil Defence activities are presently carried out within the municipal limits of the respective CD towns and the CD organisation is town centric.  Now, with the ambit of Civil Defence activities being enlarged due to inclusion of disaster management in its role, the CD activities need to be spread over the entire district.  Accordingly, the CD set up in the States also needs to be re-oriented from being town centric to district centric and the targets need to be re-worked based on the population of the entire district.

 

  • Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Project Management. The responsibility for the Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Project Management of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Revamping of Civil Defence Set Up in the Country has been entrusted to the DG NDRF & CD.  A revamping cell, with the following complement, is functioning in the office of the DG NDRF & CD since October 30, 2009 for the same:-
    • Director.
    • Dy Director.
    • Assistant.
    • UDC.

 

Project Outcomes.  At the end of the Scheme period in March 2012, the following outcomes should be clearly visible for the scheme to be called a success.

  • CD organisation revamped in the States and at District & Town Levels.
  • Voluntary force capable of responding to emergency measures raised.
  • Preparedness to deal with disaster situations at community level enhanced.
  • Spirit of volunteerism boosted.
  • Substantial progress achieved towards bringing 1% of the country’s population under the folds of Civil Defence

 

Progress on Scheme Components.  The progress on various components of the Scheme as on September 30, 2010 is as per Appendix ‘H’.

 

Appendix ‘A’

 ALLOCATION OF FUNDS - SCHEME OF REVAMPING OF CIVIL DEFENCE AT THE COST OF RS. 100 CRORE

SerNo.

Activities

Unit

Rate

Amount

1

Upgradation of existing State/UT training institutes in terms of physical infrastructure

20

0.6

12.00

2

Transport for State level training institutes

20

0.23

4.60

3

Training equipment for State level training institutes

20

0.35

7.00

4

Upgradation of physical infrastructure in Civil Defence towns

100

0.14

14.00

5

Mobility for Civil Defence towns

100

0.11

11.00

6

Equipment for Civil Defence towns

100

0.20

20.00

7

Pilot project for involving Civil Defence in disaster management and internal security

 

LS

3.25

8

Training camps/exercises/demonstrations

 

LS

5.50

9

Setting up of new training institutes in 7 States including provision for mobility and training equipment

7

2.00

14.00

10

Publicity and awareness – Civil Defence/Disaster Management

 

LS

3.00

11

Reorientation of Civil Defence from town centric to district centric

100

LS

4.00

12

Monitoring & Evaluation

 

LS

1.25

13

Project Management

 

LS

0.50

 

Total

100.10

Or say Rs. 100 Crore

 

Authority:- IFD Diary No. D-59/FinIV/09 dated 02 Apr 09.

Appendix ‘B’

Proposed New Civil Defence Training Institutes/Central Training Institutes

Ser No.

State

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Arunachal Pradesh

Bihar

Chandigarh

Chattisgarh

Jharkhand

Kerala

Orissa

Tamil Nadu

Uttarakhand

 

Appendix ‘C’

 

Existing Civil Defence Training Institutes/Central Training Institutes

 

Ser No.

State

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

Andhra Pradesh

Assam

Delhi

Gujarat

Haryana

Himachal Pradesh

Jammu & Kashmir

Karnataka

Madhya Pradesh

Maharashtra

Meghalaya

Punjab

Rajasthan

Sikkim

Tripura

Uttar Pradesh

West Bengal

 

Appendix ‘E’

DESIGNATED MULTI HAZARD PRONE DISTRICTS

Ser No.

State

Total MHDs

MHDs Without CD Set Up

Name of MHDs

MHDs Without CD Set Up

1.

Andhra Pradesh

02

00

  • Hyderabad
  • Vishakhapatnam

 

NIL

2.

Assam

08

04

  • Bongaigaon
  • Darrang
  • Dibrugarh
  • Golaghat
  • Jorhat
  • Karbi Anglong
  • Kokrajhar
  • Tinsukia

 

  • Darrang
  • Golaghat
  • Karbi Anglong
  • Kokrajhar

3.

Bihar

04

01

  • Begusarai
  • Patna
  • Purnia
  • Katihar

 

  • Begusarai

4.

Delhi

02

-

  • North East Delhi
  • South Delhi

 

  •  

5.

Goa

02

02

  • North Goa
  • South Goa
  • North Goa
  • South Goa

 

6.

Gujarat

11

05

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bharuch
  • Dangs
  • Gandhinagar
  • Jamnagar
  • Kutchh
  • Mehsana
  • Narmada
  • Navsari
  • Vadodara
  • Surat

 

  • Dangs
  • Kutchh
  • Mehsana
  • Narmada
  • Navsari

7.

Haryana

05

01

  • Ambala
  • Faridabad
  • Gurgaon
  • Hissar
  • Jhajjar

 

  • Jhajjar

8.

Himachal Pradesh

 

01

-

  • Shimla
  •  

9.

J&K

13

01

  • Anantnag
  • Badgam
  • Baramulla
  • Doda
  • Jammu
  • Kargil
  • Kupwara
  • Leh
  • Poonch
  • Pulwama
  • Rajouri
  • Srinagar
  • Udhampur

 

 

  • Pulwama

Ser No.

State

Total MHDs

MHDs Without CD Set Up

Name of MHDs

MHDs Without CD Set Up

10.

Jharkhand

02

02

  • Godda
  • Sahibganj

 

  • Godda
  • Sahibganj

 

11.

Maharashtra

05

03

  • Mumbai
  • Raigarh
  • Ratnagiri
  • Sindhudurg
  • Thane

 

  • Raigarh
  • Ratnagiri
  • Sindhudurg

12.

Orissa

05

05

  • Baleshwar
  • Bhadrak
  • Dhenkanal
  • Kendrapara
  • Jagatsinghpur

 

  • Balasore
  • Bhadrak
  • Dhenkanal
  • Kendrapara
  • Jagatsinghpur

 

13.

Punjab

11

03

  • Amritsar
  • Bhatinda
  • Faridkot
  • Ferozepur
  • Gurdaspur
  • Hoshiarpur
  • Jullandhar
  • Ludhiana
  • Patiala
  • Ropar
  • Sangrur

 

  • Ropar
  • Faridpur
  • Sangrur

14.

Rajasthan

03

 

  • Alwar
  • Barmer
  • Jalore

 

  • Alwar

 

15.

Uttar Pradesh

16

03

  • Agra
  • Allahabad
  • Baghpat
  • Bareilly
  • Bulandshahar
  • Ghaziabad
  • Gorakhpur
  • Jhansi
  • Kanpur (Nagar)
  • Lucknow
  • Mathura
  • Meerut
  • Moradabad
  • Muzzafarnagar
  • Saharanpur
  • Varanasi

 

  • Bulandshahar
  • Baghpat
  • Muzaffarnagar

16.

West Bengal

10

07

  • Bardhaman
  • Birbhum
  • Darjeeling
  • Hoogly
  • Howrah
  • Jalpaiguri
  • Kolkatta
  • Midnapore East
  • Midnapore West
  • Murshidabad
  • Bardhaman
  • Birbhum
  • Hoogly
  • Howrah
  • East Midnapore
  • West Midnapore
  • Murshidabad

 

 

TOTAL

100

38

  1.  

38

 

 

Appendix ‘F’

 

PILOT PROJECT : MAJOR & MINOR TOWNS

Ser No.

State/UT

Major Towns

Minor Towns

1.

Andhra Pradesh

  • Hyderabad

-

2.

Assam

  • Guwahati

 

  • Shillong
  • Tejpur
  • Tinsukia

3.

Chandigarh

  •  
  • Chandigarh

4.

Bihar

  • Patna
  •  

5.

Delhi

  • Delhi
  •  

6.

Gujarat

  • Ahmedabad

 

  • Jamnagar
  • Surat

7.

Haryana

  •  
  • Faridabad
  • Gurgaon

8.

J&K

  •  
  • Jammu
  • Udhampur

9.

Karnataka

  • Bengaluru

 

10.

Kerala

  •  
  • Cochin
  • Kottayam
  • Kunnur

11.

Madhya Pradesh

  • Bhopal
  • Jabalpur
  • Gwalior

12.

Maharashtra

  • Mumbai
  •  

13.

Orissa

  • Bhubaneshwar

-

14.

Punjab

  • Amritsar
  • Ludhiana
  • Gurdaspur

 

15.

Rajasthan

-

  • Ajmer

 

16.

Uttar Pradesh

  • Allahabad
  • Lucknow
  • Meerut
  • Varanasi
  • Aligarh
  • Ghaziabad
  • Mathura
  • Nainital

17.

West Bengal

  • Kolkatta

 

  • Cooch Behar
  • Darjeeling
  • Jalpiguri

 

TOTAL

  1.  

23

 

Appendix ‘H’

PROGRESS OF CENTRALLY SPONSORED SCHEME FOR REVAMPING OF CIVIL DEFENCE SET UP IN THE COUNTRY AS ON 30 SEPTEMBER 2010

  1. Progress on Acquisition of Land for New Training Institutes.   Out of Total of 10 States earmarked for construction of New Training Institute only Bihar, Chattisgarh and Kerala have been allocated land.  Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Orissa and Uttrakhand are under the process of acquiring land and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu have not yet initiated the process for procuring land.

 

  1. Utilisation of Funds Allocated for Renovation / Upgradation of Existing Training Institutes.  The process of acquisition of equipment is in progress in the States.  However, most of the States intimated that complete funds could not be utilized in the financial year.  Sanction to carry forward unutilized allocation of F.Y. 2009-10 in F.Y. 2010-11 has been received for an amount of Rs 11.05 Crore.  Revalidation details have been intimated to the States and follow up is being done for early utilization.

 

  1. Pilot Project.  Details are as below :-
  1. No. of Master Trainers Trained                                  -              214 (Training   completed            

at NCDC Nagpurin Feb 2010)

  1. No. of Volunteers trained by Master                      -              2640 (Total of 4280 volunteers

Trainers in Statesare to be trained)

  1. Progress on Weeding Out and Enrolment of Volunteers.  100% of volunteers have been screened for weeding out by the States.  A total of 61,416 volunteers have been weeded out and 48,599 new volunteers have been enrolled.

 

  1. PublicityIFD approval for making an Awareness Film of CD Spot at a cost of Rs 12.00318 Lacs has been received.  However, due to Funds not being released the making of the films is held up.

 

  1. MHD.  Rs 500.00 lacs have been allocated for procurement of equipments during F.Y. 2009-10.  Procurement by States is in progress.  During F.Y. 2010-11 an amount of Rs 88.00 Lakh has been allocated to States and balance will be allocated on release of balance funds earmarked for the scheme for F.Y. 2010-11 by MHA. 

 

  1.  Utilisation of Funds

 

F.Y. 2009-10

    F.Y. 2010-11

Total funds allocated for the Project

-

Rs. 15 Crores

Rs. 15 Crores

(Rs 2.5 Crores released  after IFD approval)

Expenditure

(a)   Allocation to States

 

-

 

Rs. 14.80 Crores

 

 Rs. 2.37 Crore

(b)   Utilisation by DGCD Office for Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Management

-

Rs.   0.17 Crores

 

 Rs. 0.05 Crore

Total Utilisation

-

Rs 3.89 Crore*

 Rs 2.42 Crore

*The balance unutilized fund of Rs 11.05 Crore revalidated vide MHA letter No I-11045/02/2007-AD(CD) Vol. IV dated 07.05.2010 and intimated to States accordingly.   Revalidated amount received by Civil Defence Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.  Other users likely to receive amount by October 2010 and expenditure likely to be incurred by end October 2010.

  1. Action taken to expedite progress of scheme :
  1. Letter No VI-14025/1/09/DGCD (CDRC) dated 25 June 2010 has been written to all States to make timely utilization of Funds failing which further allocation will not be made.
  2. Meeting of Controller of Civil Defence chaired by DG NDRF & CD held from 21st to 27th July 2010.  Minutes of meeting forwarded to MHA (DM-III) vide letter No II-17018/1/Bgt/09-DGCD(CD) dated 04 August 2010.
  3. Planned allocation for F.Y. 2010-11 & F.Y. 2011-12 intimated to all States for advance planning.