Muscat: Lieutenant General Hassan bin Mohsen al Shuraiqi, Inspector General of Police and Customs, on Sunday issued a decision 98/2023 defining the terms of reference of the National Center for Emergency Management (NCEM) and approving its organizational structure.
The decision states that the center will operate within the organizational structure of the Royal Oman Police (ROP) at the level of a general administration.
The decision specified the terms of reference of the National Center for Emergency Management so that the center follows up and implements the policies, strategies, and plans of the National Committee for Emergency Management and other plans that are prepared in coordination with the concerned authorities to confront general disasters and exceptional situations.
The center also coordinates with governmental and non-governmental agencies concerned with one of the functions of managing exceptional emergency cases when and requests a meeting of the National Committee for Emergency Management.
It falls within the center's competence to maintain the national risk register at the level of sectors of the national emergency management system, in accordance with the requirements of the General Secretariat of the National Security Council, which oversees the national risk register.
It also prepares updated plans for managing general disasters and exceptional emergencies according to potential risks, clarifying roles and responsibilities, and implementing mechanisms in coordination with relevant sectors and authorities, and coordination with relevant operations centers.
The center works within its competencies to ensure the readiness of the national system and enhance the integration of joint response operations while ensuring the readiness of the system's operations centers to face general disasters and exceptional emergencies, and their ability to maintain communication and manage information.
NCEM also works to follow up on plans and programs to enhance the capabilities, resources, and capabilities necessary to face exceptional emergency cases, in coordination with the concerned authorities, and to ensure the readiness and ability of vital and productive facilities and facilities to work in exceptional emergency cases and to implement the national plan for managing emergencies, and follow-up and coordination response and recovery efforts, based on the directives of the chairman of the National Committee for Emergency Management.
It will prepare and implement an annual plan to conduct specialized exercises, training, and imparting skills in managing general disasters and exceptional emergency cases, according to best practices with the participation of various sectors and stakeholders, after its approval by the National Committee for Emergency Management.
It will prepare necessary studies and research, and enhance cooperation and coordination with national, regional, and international organizations, bodies, and centers with regard to managing general disasters and exceptional emergency cases.
The center works to propose legislation, plans, and measures related to enhancing national readiness and reducing the risks of general disasters and exceptional emergency cases, in coordination with the concerned authorities and in coordination with the concerned authorities in proposing special controls regulating the work of voluntary institutions, and encouraging volunteer work for individuals in areas related to the competence of the center.