Panaji; Oct 29, 2014 …. The Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs is holding the 36th Meeting of the Standing Fire Advisory Council in Goa on October 31 to 1 November, 2014 at Hotel Grand Mercure Candolim.

Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly Shri Rajendra Arlekar will be the Chief Guest and will inaugurate the conference at 10.30am on October 31, 2014.

The function will be chaired by Shri R. R. Verma, Director General, Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guard, Shri R. K. Shrivastava, Principal Secretary, Revenue and Officiating Chief Secretary, Government of Goa, Shri Sanjay Agarwal, Director, Disaster Management, Government of India, Shri D.K. Shami, Dy. Fire Adviser, Government of India, Shri Sandeep Rai Rathore, Inspector General, National Disaster Response Force and Civil Defence and Shri Ashok Menon, Director, Goa Fire and Emergency Services.

The Role of the Standing Fire Advisory Council is to advise the Government of India on matters relating to technology and human Resources development aspects of Fire Service in the Country, including the State, Union Territories and Urban Local Authorities.

The present session will deal with a variety of important Agenda matters prepared by various States. The matters such as framing of a Central Legislation on Fire Safety in the Country, Fire Safety Bill, Organizational issues of the Fire and Emergency Service in the Country etc. will be discussed in the meeting. The Conference will conclude on November 1, 2014 at 1.00pm.