The All India Carrom Federation (AICF) was formed on 4th March 1956 at Chennai with Madras, Saurashtra, Bombay, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Hyderabad as its affiliated units. Dr. M. Chenna Reddy, the then Minister for Agriculture & Food, Planning & Rehablitation, Hyderabad State was elected as the first President of the Federation while Dr. R.S. Cunniah of Madras was elected as its General Secretary. After formation of the apex body, well-knit State level Associations took over the control, management and organization for the game in their respective regions. At present, the Federation has 30 State level bodies and 18 Institutions of all India character as its affiliates.