The Forum was constituted on 26 July 2006 by the then Speaker, Lok Sabha in consultation with the Chairman, Rajya Sabha.
The functions of the Forum broadly are:
- To have focused deliberations on strategies relating to population stabilization and matters connected.
- To discuss and prepare strategies on issues concerning Public Health.
- To build greater awareness in all sections of the society, particularly at the grassroot level, regarding population control and public health.
- To hold comprehensive dialogue and discussion in the matter of population and public health with experts at the national and international levels and to have interactions with Multilateral Organizations like WHO, United Nations Population Fund, Academicians and Government Agencies concerned.