The Indian Red Cross Society was incorporated under Parliament Act XV of 1920. The Hon’ble President of India is the President of the Indian Red Cross Society.
The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), A.P.State Branch came into existence in the year 1956. The Hon’ble Governor is the President of IRCS, A.P. State Branch.
The Hon'ble Chief Minister announced the formation of 26 districts in Andhra Pradesh State on April 4, 2022. The Indian Red Cross Society runs 26 district branches, i.e., Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, SPSR Nellore, Chittoor, Ananthapuram, YSR Kadapa, Kurnool, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Konaseema, NTR, Palnadu, Bapatla, Nandyal, Alluri Sitharama Raju, Kakinada, Eluru, Tirupati, Parvathipuram Manyam, Anakapalli, Sri Sathya Sai, and Annamayya districts.
It has 171 Sub-Branches. The District Collector is the President of the District Branch and the Mandal Revenue Officer/Tahsildar is the President of the District Sub-Branch.
The IRCS functions as an auxiliary to government programmes.