Ganga Flood Control Commission (GFCC), a subordinate office of Department of Jal Shakti, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, with its headquarter at Patna, was created in the year 1972 to deal with floods and its management in Ganga Basin States vide Govt. of India Resolution No. F.C. 47(3)/72 dated 18th April 1972, as secretariat and executive wing of Ganga Flood Control Board, headed by Hon'ble Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Chief Ministers of basin States or their representative and Members, Planning Commission, are the members of the Board. Chairman, GFCC acts as the Member-Secretary of the Board.
The Commission is headed by a Chairman, who is assisted by two full time Members, four Directors and 94 nos. of supporting staff. The representatives of the concerned Central Ministries as well as Chief Engineers of the basin States are either part-time Members or permanent invitees of the Commission.