New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Manish Kumar Gupta as Director (Finance) (Deputy Secretary-level) in the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) under the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday.
According to an order from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Gupta has been appointed as Director in NDMA for a period of four years from the date of taking over charge of the post or till further orders, whichever is earlier. Manish Kumar Gupta is an officer of Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS) of 2007 batch. He is currently serving as Director (SEA) in the Department of Telecommunications under the Ministry of Communications.
Education & background
Hailing from Agara, Gupta has completed BSc (PCM) from Agara University and MA (AIH) from Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur. He also has a diploma in Financial Management from the National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM). Consequent upon joining the Indian Posts & Telecommunications Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS) in the year 2008, he has acquired 10 years of rich and varied experience in all the facets of the telecom sector by virtue of holding various positions in the DoT field offices and in the DoT Headquarters. Being the personnel of organised finance and account service in the government, he has done various Finance and Human Resource Management-related assignments, including diverse disciplines such as Financial Management, Policy and Regulation, Revenue Management & Revenue Assurance, Internal Audit, Licensing Finance, Wireless (Spectrum) Finance and the Universal Service Obligation Fund.
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is an apex body of the government, with a mandate to lay down policies for disaster management. The phrase disaster management is to be understood to mean 'a continuous and integrated process of planning, organising, coordinating and implementing measures, which are necessary or expedient for prevention of danger or threat of any disaster, mitigation or reduction of risk of any disaster or severity of its consequences, capacity building, preparedness to deal with any disaster, prompt response, assessing the severity or magnitude of effects of any disaster, evacuation, rescue, relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction'.