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 their 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,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.
In 2015 a regional directorate of GFCC was set up in Lucknow to deal with flood management works related to the State of Uttar Pradesh.