The National Disaster Management Act 2010
The National Disaster Management Act establishes the National Disaster Management Commission, chaired by the Prime Minister and composed of an array of chief officials at the executive, legislative, and provincial levels. The Commission is an institutionalisation of the coordination of the State response to man-made or natural catastrophes. It is also in charge of eventually providing support for disaster happening in other countries. The Chairperson shall, in the case of an emergency, be granted all powers of the Commission and be subject to "ex-post-facto" ratification by the Commission. Besides the federal level, provincial and district National Disaster Management Commissions, Plans and Management Authorities are instituted. A National Disaster Response Force is also established for the purpose of specialist response, and a National fund for disaster management will supply it financially.
The Act details the powers and functions of the Commission in the event of a disaster with regards to coordination, implementation and monitoring of the State's response. To guide the Commission in disaster management, the Act imposes to draw up 1) a National Plan, 2) guidelines for minimum standards of relief, 3) and directions with regards to the relief in loan repayment.