Himachal Pradesh Government has notified HP State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) under the Disaster Management Act, 2005. Chief Minister will be a Chairman of the Authority. Chief Secretary to the Government of Himachal Pradesh will be its Chief Executive Officer.

Revenue Minister, Additional Chief Secretary –cum- Financial Commissioner (Revenue), Principal Secretary (Home), Principal Secretary (PWD/I & PH), Principal Secretary (Health) and Director General of Police will be its Members. Secretary (Revenue) will be its Member Secretary.

The Authority will be responsible for management of disasters in a holistic way involving all the stakeholders. The Authority will have vision for management of disasters in the State which include building a safe and disaster resilient Himachal Pradesh by developing a holistic, proactive, technological driven, and community based strategy through a culture of prevention, mitigation, preparedness and response.

Authority is a statutory body and requires its own logo/insignia and the Government of Himachal Pradesh intends to get the logo of the authority designed through public participation. The logo has to reflect the vision of the authority and can either be handmade or computer designed. The design has to be high resolution however; the logo would be required and accepted in soft form only. Those who are interested can send their entries at the following email addresses: [email protected]; or [email protected], or [email protected].

The entries would be adjudged by a committee and best entry would be put on SDMA website for trial for public suggestions/comments and final decision would be taken after the period of trial is over and public observations have been taken into consideration. The prize winning entry would be declared thereafter only and the winning entry would be given a cash prize of Rs. 10,000. The last date for receipt of entries is 15th August, 2011. Any entry received after this date won’t be accepted. No entries would be received through dak.

The decision of the selection committee would be final in selection. The participants are required to send their bio-data with photograph as scanned copy with the email.