Right To Information Act (RTI Act) 2005, in keeping with objectives of Government
to promote Transparency and Accountability in the working of every public office
and the provision of the Right to Information act, 2005 (section 2b). Karnataka
State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) has great pleasure in publishing
information related to the Authority to comply with the provisions of the Right
to Information Act-2005. We have provided all the necessary information in a pro-active
manner, and also in a manner which will be easy to understand and accessible to
the public. KSNDMC is a Registered Society and Autonomous Body Affiliated under
Department of Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka. KSNDMC is the Nodal
Agency identified by the Government for taking up Monitoring Activities pertaining
to Natural Disasters in the State of Karnataka. The management of weather related
Natural Hazards requires Forecasting, Monitoring, Early Warning, Early Recognition
and providing Advisories to the response players-Governance & Community towards
Preparedness and Mitigation measures. As the Disaster Management heavily depends
on inputs from Science & Technology, KSNDMC has been serving as a common platform
to the various response players in the field of Natural Disaster Management by providing
timely proactive Science & Technology inputs. The Centre’s activities are taken
up in providing Alerts/Early Warnings/Forecast/Advisories to the farmers, fishermen,
Governance and others in the State along with information dissemination for real
time data towards providing Near Real Time Alerts/Early Warning/Advisories to the
Community. An effective and efficient monitoring system of Natural Hazards is put
up by KSNDMC which is a pre-requisite for putting in place Early Warning System,
wherein the system alerts the Community of the impending hazard so that preventive
measures can be taken accordingly.
KARNATAKA STATE NATURAL DISASTER MONITORING CENTRE
The Information under Right To Information Act 2005 includes Particulars of the
Organization, Powers and duties of officers, staff Procedure followed in decision-making
process, Norms set for the discharge of functions, Rules & Regulations, instructions,
manuals and records held for discharging functions, A Statement of the categories
of documents that are held by it or under its control, Particulars of any arrangement
that exists for consultation with or representation by the members of the public
in relation to the formulation of its policy of Implementation, A statement of Boards,
Council, Committees and other bodies constituted, Directory of Officers and Employees,
monthly remuneration received by officers and employees, The Budget Allocation,
The manner of execution of subsidy program, Particulars of recipients of Concessions,
Permits or Authorizations granted, Information available in an electronic form,
Particulars of Facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, List
of Public Information Officers and Any other Information relevant. Any person requiring
information under this act may contact the designated public information officers
at the Office of the Director, KSNDMC.
The particulars of Organization, Functions and Duties of KSNDMCs
Drought Monitoring Cell was established in 1988 and is functioning as a registered
society with autonomy. The main objective is providing Scientific input for taking
up pro-active measures in tackling drought. The KSNDMC has been identified as nodal
agency by the Department of Science and Technology for monitoring other natural
hazards like earthquake, landslides and flood which has been renamed as Karnataka
State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC), the G.O is being issued in this
a) A brief administration function of the Centre is given below:
Chief Secretary to Government, GoK in the president of AGM. The Additional Chief
Secretary to Government, The Addl. Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner
and the Secretary/Secretary of Revenue Department of GoK and subject Experts are
the members. Director, KSNDMC is the Member Secretary (Annexure-I).
The activities of KSNDMC are guided and monitored by the Executive Committee. The
Chairman of the Executive Committee is the Secretary, IT,BT and S&T and Vice- Chairman
is the Secretary of Revenue Department of GoK and Subject Experts are the members.
Director, KSNDMC is the Member Secretary (Annexure-I).
The activities of KSNDMC are guided and monitored by the Executive Committee. The
Chairman of the Executive Committee is the Secretary, IT,BT and S&T and Vice Chairman
is the Secretary, Dept. of Revenue, GoK. The Executive Committee has members from
various line departments, Scientist and members drawn from various institutions.
Some scientist members are non-official and represent public in general (Annexure
The Government of Karnataka provide grant-in-aid to the centre every year for the
core activities. The peripheral activities are taken up on project mode with financial
assistance from user department/agency.
b) The objectives of KSNDMC are:
- To identify the scientific and technological inputs required to tackle the drought
and other natural hazards Karnataka.
- To undertake studies needed to utilize such inputs for alleviation of the impact
of drought and other natural hazards and for drought proofing.
- To develop a data base on various drought and other natural hazards related factors
such as precipitation, evapo-transpiration, groundwater levels and resources, surface
water bodies, land use, soils and forest cover.
- To disseminate timely and reliable information on the intensity of drought and other
natural hazards causing factors through media and other means.
- To provide Scientific and Technological solutions for taking up short term and long
term measures for combating drought and other natural hazards.
- To develop patters from individual manifestation of drought and other natural hazards
in order to relate them to type and extent of service needed.
- To initiate, support and co-ordinate applied research programmes in universities
and other institutions in areas identified to be specifically suitable for the alleviation
of the impact of drought/drought proofing and other natural hazards.
- To develop Science and Technology plans relevant to tackle the drought and other
natural hazards problem in the State.
- To undertake activities of the kind mentioned above for problems connected with
other climate and geological hazards.
The powers and duties of its officers and employees.
Scientific, technical and general administration of KSNDMC is managed by Director,
KSNDMC. The Director has been delegated with the powers of Secretary, KSNDMC. However
the Executive Committee of the centre will provide guidance on the administration
and management of the affairs and finances of the centre. The drawing and disbursing
power is vested with the Director.
Administrative Officer is responsible for assisting Director, KSNDMC in administration
and also management of account of the centre. Scientific officer and Scientific
Assistant to assist the Director in the technical work.
The Procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels supervision
The administration and management of the affairs and finance of the center shall
be conducted based on the guidance of Executive Committee, KSNDMC. However day to
day activities on the centre both Scientific/Administration will be managed by Director,
KSNDMC as per the rules and regulations outlined in Memorandum of Association (MoA).
The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions:
Decisions taken in the Executive Committee and AGM are norms set for the discharge
The rules, regulations instructions, manuals and records held by it or under its
control or used by its employees for discharging its function:
The rules, regulations and instructions governing the activities of KSNDMC are given
in detail in the MoA and rules and regulations set up by the Annual General Body
Meeting of the centre chaired by the Chief Secretary to Government, GoK. Any amendments
for the norms are discussed in the Executive Committee and put up to AGM for ratification.
A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control.
Being the Nodel agency, KSNDMC has been generating Scientific input for taking up
proactive measures in tackling drought and other natural hazards in the State. The
generated database and maps are stored and provided by, KSNDMC to other Government/Public
institutions research organizations, Universities, NGO’s and General Public.
The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with or representation
by the members of the public in relation to the formation of its policy or implementation
The objective of the centre envisages dissemination of timely and reliable information
on the intensity of drought and other natural hazards through media and other means.
The analysis made are brought out as periodical reports and copies of which are
sent to all the Newspapers, Doordarshan and TV channels for dissemination. The Information
is also put up periodically on the Organization Web site (dmc.kar.nic.in) to provide
information to the public interested.
A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two
or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advise and as
to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open
to the public or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public:
The constitutions of Executive Committee is presented as Annexure-I. The constitution
of AGM is presented in Anenxure-II. The minutes of the meetings are circulated to
all the members and to the Department of Science and Technology, GoK, only Minutes
of the Executive Committee and AGM meetings are not accessible to public.
A directory of its officers and employees:
Enclosed in Annexure III.
The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including
the system of compensation as provided in its regulations:
Monthly Remuneration of the officers and employees working at KSNDMC is given Annexure
IV. The permanent staff of KSNDMC are provided remuneration and other benefits as
per the rules and regulation of KSNDMC. Whereas the deputationists get remuneration
and compensation as per the Government stipulations. The personnel recruited on
project mode basis are being paid monthly remuneration based on qualification and
experience of the candidates which is approved by Evaluation Committee, KSNDMC.
The system of compensation for project personnel is as per rules engrained in the
labour act of India.
The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans,
proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made:
The details of the grant-in-aid received and expenditure is given in Annexure-V.
The manner of execution of subsidy programs, including the amounts allocation and
the details of beneficiaries of such programs:
Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorization granted by it:
Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an
An overview of the activities of KSNDMC and the periodical scientific reports are
available on the website http://ksndmc.org
The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including
the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use;
Library and reading room is open to public during office hours. However, there is
no post of librarian or Public Relation Officer. The citizens can obtain information
though the media and website.
The names designations and other particulars of the public Information officers;
Form for seeking information under "Right to Information Act", 2005
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For Further Communications Director, Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring
Centre, KSNDMC Campus, Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan Road,Near Attur Layout, Yelahanka
Bangalore - 560 064, Karnataka, INDIA, Phone No :+91 080 67355000 Email : email@example.com,