The Bharat Sevak Samaj was sponsored by the Planning Commission, Government of India, in the background first Five Year Plan in 1952 to provide national platform for constructive work, after the achievement of Independence of father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi visualized the formation of an organization named as ‘Lok Sevak Sangh’ to take up the programmed of socio-economic reconstruction of the country. The idea was further pursed by two of his greatest stalwarts Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and Shri Gulzarilal Nanda, the then Minister of planning with the launching of the planned economic development of correct. The National Advisory Committee of the Planning Commission of public Co-operation concretized the idea after holding consultations with prominent public leaders and lining and leading politicians of all parties, Smt. Indira Gandhi, Shri Shahnawaz Khan one of the closest associates of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Prof. N.R Malkani renowned Gandhian and few other eminent men were the founder members of Samaj under whose signatures is constitutions was registered and the Samaj was finally launched on 12th August 1952.
The main objective of this organization is to provide a non-political and non-government national platform for voluntary work and to enlist people’s participation in the national re-construction programme. The Samaj is no merely an organization but a mass movement calling upon all able bodies citizens, men and women, irrespective of any religious, belief or political affiliation, to contribute his or her voluntary time, resources or money for speeding up all around development of the people.
The functions of the Samaj are:
(a) To find and develop avenues of voluntary service.
(b) To promoted national self sufficiency and build up the economic strength of the country.
(c) To promote the well being of the community and mitigate the privations and hardships of the less favoured sections of the society.
(d) To draw out the available unused time, energy and other resources of the people and direct them into constructive field to social and economic activity.
Bharat Sevak Samaj is the National Development Agency promoted by the Planning Commission, Government of India to make definite public co-operation for implementing government plans. The charter and functioning of Bharat Sevak Samaj is permitted unanimously by the Indian Parliament. BSS was recognized with a mission to need education to the doorsteps of the learners, enhancing public equality and creating flexibility for lifetime education.