11 empowered groups formed for Covid-19

Our Bureau New Dehi | Updated on March 30, 2020

The Centre has set up 11 empowered groups for ensuring a comprehensive and integrated response to the Covid-19 pandemic. These groups have been set up under Disaster Management Act.

According to officials in the know, each group has a senior representative from the PMO and the Cabinet Secretariat to ensure seamless coordination. The groups have been empowered to formulate plans and to take all steps for their time-bound implementation.

Read: MHA order on constitution of Empowered Groups

Out of these 11 empowered groups, nine are headed by Secretary-level officers, two by Member, NITI Aayog, and one by the NITI Aayog CEO, the officials added.

The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, has also issued special instructions to enable expeditious decision making in procurement related matters to tackle the Covid-19 crisis.

Published on March 29, 2020

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