The Rashtriya Life Saving Society (India) came into being on 2 August 1998 through an understanding signed between representatives of the Royal Life Saving Society (Commonwealth), the Royal Life Saving Society (Australia), the Indian Maritime Foundation and RLSS (I). At the time Pune was experiencing deaths by drowning at regular intervals. RLSS (I) first learnt about Life Saving and then for the next two years set about showing people elements of "First Aid" and "Life Saving" and how simple skills acquired by people could equip them with the ability to save lives. Observing
RLSS (I)’s work and thrust towards safety, Pune Municipal Corporation General Body appointed it “Honorary Consultant” for safer swimming in Pune in December 2000.
In thirteen years of existence RLSS (I) has expanded to become PAN India Organisation. It provides leadership in lifesaving activities through training and operations by its four Zone's (North, East, South & West) and trainers with international accreditation, latest training equipment and techniques