New Delhi: Government today set up 11 empowered groups for ensuring a comprehensive and integrated response to #COVID19. These groups have been set up under Disaster Management Act. The groups have been empowered to formulate plans & to take all necessary steps for their time bound implementation.
The Department of Expenditure has issued special instructions to enable expeditious decision making in procurement matters.Out of these 11 empowered groups, 9 are headed by Secretary level officers, 1 by member NITI Aayog and 1 by CEO NITIAayog. Each group has senior representative from PMO and Cabinet Secretariat to ensure seamless coordination.