VK Duggal, the former Union Home Secretary on 21 June 2013 was appointed as the nodal officer for relief and rescue operations in the rain-ravaged Uttrakhand by the Union Government of India. Duggal will operate from Dehradun.
Duggal will help in establishing coordination between different agencies involved in relief and rescue operations and the centre, as lack of coordination between the agencies was hampering the mitigation efforts.
The decision of VK Duggal’s appointment as nodal officer was taken after a review meet conducted by the Union Home Minister, Sushilkumar Shinde at New Delhi. The review meet was attended by the representatives of the Ministries of Home, Defence, Food, Surface Transport and National Disaster Management Authority.
About VK Duggal
• VK Duggal was a former Water Resource Secretary of Indian Union
• He served as Indian Union Home Secretary from March 2005 to April 2007. He preceded Dhirendra Singh in the office and was succeeded by Madhukar Gupta.
• He served the Municipal Corporation of Delhi as its commissioner between 1996 to 2000
• He was born on 26 November 1944
Where: New Delhi
When: 21 June 2013