The Government of India have constituted Soldiers' Board in 1919 throughout the union to look after the rehabilitation of serving, discharged and families of deceased Indian Soldiers. The nomenclature of this Soldiers' Board was subsequently changed as Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Board to include Naval and Air Force Personnel.
The Government of Madras Constituted Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Boards in each District, in the year 1943.
On the cessation of World War II, on account of demobilisation of large number of personnel from the Armed Forces the problems like, settlement of account, grant of pensions and restoration of lands, medical treatment, distribution of thousands of Medals/ Stars, etc. had to be looked into and the Government of India proposed to the State Governments that the expenditure and maintenance of the District Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Boards should be shared equally between the Central and State Governments,