Introduction to Drugs Control Administration
In 1976, FDA was carved out from the Directorate of Medical and Health, headed by an IPS Officer till 1981. Drugs Control Administration, A.P was separated from the office of the Drugs Controller & State Food Health Authority in the year 1981 and was made an independent Department headed by Director, DCA till 1996.
In Aug 1996, Govt. had posted an IPS officer of the rank of Inspector General of Police , Drugs and Copyright to head the DCA. Subsequently this post was upgraded to ADGP/DGP level as the HOD.
On June 02 2014, The Drugs Control Administration was also bifurcated as a part of Andhra Pradesh State Reorganization process. Currently, the Drugs Control Administration, Andhra Pradesh has 14 Assistant Directors covering 13 Districts of Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema region and 59 Drugs Inspectors.