National Disaster Relief Services Center is operating under the Ministry of Disaster Management since 2010 as the relief service arm of the government to support affected population in the country. The Initial establishment of the center called National Disaster Management Centre which was established in 1996 to support the implementation of the global Disaster Management agenda called International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (1990-99) and obligations to the Yokohama Strategy for Disaster Management.
National Disaster Management Centre was established in 1996 under the Ministry of Social Services and Social Welfare. It came under the Ministry of Disaster Relief Services by the extra ordinary gazette notification No: 1422/22, dated 08/12/2005, in order to plan and implement relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction activities.
It was transferred to the Ministry of Resettlement and Disaster Relief Services with renaming as National Disaster Relief Services Center (NDRSC), by the Gazette Notification No: 1482/9 dated 09/01/2007. It functions under the Ministry of Disaster Management with effect from30/04/2010 with the gazette notification No: 1651/20.
National Disaster Relief Services Centre (NDRSC) is mandated for the post disaster activities such as disaster relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction including following activities.