Section 44 in The Disaster Management Act, 2005

Title: National Disaster Response Force

Description: (1) There shall be constituted a National Disaster Response Force for the purpose of specialist response to a threatening disaster situation or disaster. (2) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Force shall be constituted in such manner and, the conditions of service of the members of the Force, including disciplinary provisions therefore, be such as may be prescribed.

Title: Control, direction, etc

Description: The general superintendence, direction and control of the Force shall be vested and exercised by the National Authority and the command and supervision of the Force shall vest in an officer to be appointed by the Central Government as the Director General of the National Disaster Response Force.

Title: National Disaster Response Fund

Description: (1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, constitute a fund to be called the National Disaster Response Fund for meeting any threatening disaster situation or disaster and there shall be credited thereto— (a) an amount which the Central Government may, after due appropriation made by Parliament by law in this behalf provide; (b) any grants that may be made by any person or institution for the purpose of disaster management. (2) The National Disaster Response Fund shall be made available to the National Executive Committee to be applied towards meeting the expenses for emergency response, relief and rehabilitation in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Central Government in consultation with the National Authority.

Title: National Disaster Mitigation Fund

Description: (1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, constitute a Fund to be called the National Disaster Mitigation Fund for projects exclusively for the purpose of mitigation and there shall be credited thereto such amount which the Central Government may, after due appropriation made by Parliament by law in this behalf, provide. (2) The National Disaster Mitigation Fund shall be applied by the National Authority.

Title: Establishment of funds by State Government

Description: (1) The State Government shall, immediately after notifications issued for constituting the State Authority and the District Authorities, establish for the purposes of this Act the following funds, namely:-- (a) the fund to be called the State Disaster Response Fund; (b) the fund to be called the District Disaster Response Fund; (c) the fund to be called the State Disaster Mitigation Fund; (d) the fund to be called the District Disaster Mitigation Fund. (2) The State Government shall ensure that the funds established— (i) under clause (a) of sub-section (1) is available to the State Executive Committee; (ii) under sub-clause (c) of sub-section (1) is available to the State Authority; (iii) under clauses (b) and (d) of sub-section (1) are available to the District Authority.