A Central Engineering Authority was constituted after creation of Pakistan to manage the issues of water, power and allied engineering matters at national level. It was re-designated as Chief Engineering Advisor’s office after establishment of Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA) in 1959.
In January 1977, Federal Flood Commission (FFC) was established for the purpose of integrated flood management at national level. As per resolution, Office of the Chief Engineering Advisor providing secretariat for FFC, hence, it was generally named as “Office of Chief Engineering Advisor/Chairman Federal Flood Commission (CEA/CFFC)”. In 1987, Dam Safety Council (DSC) was established in Office of the CEA/CFFC to carry out inspections of existing Dams and to review Plans for new dams. Federal Flood Commission (FFC) is one of major wings of office of the CEA/CFFC mainly responsible for the preparation of National Flood Protection Plans and their implementation through concerned Provincial and Federal Line Agencies in the country. Chief Engineering Advisor in extended office capacity acts as Chairman Federal Flood Commission.