- Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) was established in 1920 under the Indian Red Cross Society Act and incorporated under Parliament Act XV of 1920. 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.
- Honourable President of India is the President and Hon'ble Union Health Minister is the Chairman of the Society.
- The Vice Chairman is elected by the members of the Managing Body.
- The National Managing Body consists of 19 members.
- The Chairman and 6 members are nominated by the President. The remaining 12 are elected by the state and union territory branches through an electoral college.
- The Managing Body is responsible for governance and supervision of the functions of the society through a number of committees.
- The Secretary General is the Chief Executive of the Society.
IRCS Branch Rules
Rules for State/UT/District Branches of the Indian Red Cross Society made under Section 5 of the Indian Red Cross Society Act, 1920 (as Amended by Act No. 22 of 1956 and the Adaptation of Laws (No.4) Order of 1957 and the Act No.14 of 1992) have been approved by the President of IRCS (Hon’ble President of India).
The Rules deal with mission and objectives of the Red Cross, legal provisions of the branches, membership & fundraising rules and governance and management of the State/UT/District Branches.
The Red Cross renders its humanitarian services with the help and cooperation of people at all levels of the society. The society accepts donations in cash or by way of cheques and demand drafts. For donations/contributions, please contact the nearest State/UT/District Red Cross Branch.