DT Secretary

As a Disaster management focal person :


  • Create a happy and safe Bhutan through disaster risk reduction.
  • Promotes supports and facilitates disaster management to reduce disaster risks, in line with the RGoB’s policy of Gross National Happiness.


  1. Coordinate disaster risk management at the national and local levels in coordination with relevant agencies.
  2. Raise awareness on disaster risks and their mitigation/ prevention at all levels.
  3. Enhance and strengthen capacities of disaster management authorities at all levels.
  4. Support poverty alleviation through grant of relief after a disaster Provide support to the local administrations in preparation of their disaster management plans.
  5. Facilitate effective disaster management through development of various guidelines and legislative framework.
  6. Facilitating exchange of information, experience and expertise.


  1. Integrity/ Honesty.
  2. Creativity
  3. Accountability/ Transparency
  4. Right Attitude/ Dignity
  5. Empathy

Core Business Area

  1. Develop and coordinate awareness raising and building capacities on disaster mitigation, preparedness and response.
  2. Develop disaster management plans at all levels.
  3. Maintain funds for disaster management.
  4. Develop guidelines and legislation on disaster management.
  5. Establish NEOC/ DEOC and maintain emergency communication network.
  6. Facilitate EWS in the Dzongkhags.

Products and Services

  1. National Disaster Risk Management Framework (NDRMF).
  2. Programme for Strengthening Capacities.
  3. Draft National Disaster Management Bill, 2008.
  4. National Disaster Manamgnent Planning Guidelines.
  5. Dzongkhag Disaster Management Planning Guidelines.
  6. School Disaster Manamgnent Planning Guidelines.
  7. Awareness Workshops.
  8. Institutional setup,Dzongkhag Disaster Management Committees, Geog Disaster Management Committees.
  9. Preparedness and Response plans.
  10. Inventory of past disaster.