This organization was first started as the Army Sports Control Board (India) in March 1919 on the same lines as the ASCB in U.K. The Commandant, Army School of Physical Training was appointed Honorary Secretary of the Board. Later the Sports organizations of the three Services were amalgamated on 3rd April 1945 with the approval of the then Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) and the Services Sports Control Board was formed in the year 1947, the Chief of Staff Committee had approved the reconstitution of Services Sports Control Board with an Inter-Services character. The three services would now run the Services Sports Control Board in the rotation for a period of tenure being three years. The tenure involves the change of President and Secretary every three years from each of the three services. The three joint secretaries, one each from Service are for the tenure of four years each.
The Aim of the Services Sports Control Board is to conduct Inter-Services Sports Championships to select and train services sportsmen to achieve excellence and produce medal winners for the country at the National and International level.