THE RED CROSS SOCIETY (ALLOCATION OF PROPERTY) ACT, 1936

  • The Indian Red Cross Society Act 1920, previously administered by Burma (now Myanmar) had terminated and fund transferred to the Red Cross Society under this Act. Purpose of this society was to collect money, gift from public for the purpose of medical and other aid to sick, wounded, war victims, etc. Society has members between 25 - 50 and among these members 10 - 30 forms a managing body. Whole management is rested on this managing body that regulated, monitor finances, memberships, and inclusion of foreign representatives, etc. The Act defines when and whom could be benefited from the society and what percentage will go to the state and union territories. Activities of Red Cross are as follows: 1) Relief work in disaster, wars, calamities, and famines; 2) Maternal and child health services; 3) Family planning services; Blood Bank and First Aid; and 4) Milk and Medical Supplies.