Hierarchy of A.P Red Cross Society
Sri E.S.L Narasimhan
Hon’ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh
Vice President
Justice Dr.A.Lakshmana Rao
Former Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court
Mrs.Rachel Chatterjee, I.A.S.,(Retd.)
Former Special Chief Secretary, A.P.
Vice Chairman
Sri Harpreet Singh, I.A.S
Principal Secretary to Governor.
General Secretary
Sri. S. Balasubramanyam, I.A.S (Retd.),
Former Secretary, Govt.of A.P.



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Who we are

  • Indian Red Cross Society was incorporated under Parliament Act XV of 1920.
  • In the princely state of Hyderabad, under the rule of the Nizams, the Red Cross Society was established in 1920 in a small building in St. Mary’s road, Secunderabad as a Child Welfare Center. The British Resident at Hyderabad was its President at that time.
  • Indian Red Cross Society, A.P.State Branch has come into existence in the year 1956. Hob’ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh is the President of IRCS, A.P. State Branch.
  • Indian Red Cross Society, A.P. State Branch is having (13) District Branches and (152) District Sub-Branches.
  • District Collector is the President for a District Branch and Mandal Revenue Officer/Tahsildar is President for a District Sub-Branch.

Red Cross hasbeen in the fore front, alleviating peoples suffering caused either by Natural Disasters or by Calamities like Earthquakes, Cyclones, Heavy Rains and Floods, Tsunamis, etc.,.

The coastal areas of the State experience many cyclones, which occur every year. Indian Red Cross Society, A.P Branch is well prepared to play a significant role in evacuating inhabitants from vulnerable areas to safer places well before an impending disaster and also in organizing rescue, relief and rehabilitation operations when a calamity strikes.

The important aspect of such operations is to minimize the effect of calamity in terms of loss of life and suffering of the victims.

Apart from this, Indian Red Cross Society, A P Branch is active in promoting Health Education, Health Care, free Medical Aid and Medicines to the poor people, Blood Donations, Junior Red Cross and Youth Red Cross associations. In addition the Society also conducts vocational training programmes, runs orphanages and Senior Citizen Resort for elders.

IRCS APSB runs (29) Blood Banks and (51) Blood Storage Centers, Cancer Hospital, Jeevandhara Pharmacies/Jan Aushadi stores, Urban Health Centers,Medical and Health Check-up Camps, First Aid, Trainings, Junior Red Cross and Youth Red Cross, prepares for Disaster Response and Community Care initiatives, etc.

After bifurcation of the then state of Andhra Pradesh into Telangana State and residuary State of Andhra Pradesh on 02.06.2014, the Andhra Pradesh State Branch of Indian Red Cross Society has been administratively divided into Telangana State and Andhra Pradesh branches with effect from 15.11.2014

The Andhra Pradesh State Branch covers (13) districts viz. Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, S.P.S.R.Nellore, Chittoor, Ananthapuram, YSR Kadapa and Kurnool Districts.

Head Office

A.P.State Branch,
#10-5-1. RCTCRVT Institute,
Hyderabad - 500 028.
Phone : +9140 - 23221749        
Fax : +9140 - 23333112   
Email : secretaryaprc@yahoo.co.in
Website : www.indianredcross-ap.org

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