National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) meeting held May 12, 2015 .

National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) meeting held

New Delhi: May 12, 2015

The situation arising out of the earthquake that struck in Nepal and in some parts of India today was reviewed by the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) headed by the Cabinet Secretary Shri Ajit Seth. The Chief Secretaries of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim and West Bengal were also consulted through video conferencing. The State Governments have not indicated any assistance so far. However, the Government of India is in constant touch with the State Governments and has assured them all possible help. All the concerned authorities in the Government are keeping a close watch on the situation.

Earlier, the Union Home Secretary Shri LC Goyal reviewed the situation with Members of the National Executive Committee (NEC). The NDRF and IAF teams have been kept on a standby for immediate movement in case there is a request. It has been decided to give gratis visa-on-arrival both at the airports and at the land points.

17 casualties, – 16 in Bihar and 1 in Uttar Pradesh, – have been reported from the States. Control Room with phone number 011-1078 is functioning in NDMA round the clock.