The British Government, after the II world war and failure of the League of Nations, started establishment of National Red Cross Societies in their colonial nations. The Act 15 of 1920 established the Indian Red Cross Society in 1920.
Subsequently the Indian Red Cross Society Ahmedabad District was established in 1923. The collector Shri Garret became the 1st President and Sir Ramanlal Nilkanth became the Hon. Secretary of the Society.
The act was last amended in 1992 and of rules were formed in 1994.
The IRCS has 35 State / Union Territories Branches with their more than 700 districts and sub district branches.
The President of India is the President and Hon'ble Union Health Minister is the Chairman of the Society.
The Secretary General is the Chief Executive of the Society