Rashtriya Seva Samithi (RASS) was conceived and organised in 1981 by a Sarvodaya leaders. IT is officially registered under societies registration act in 1981 with its headquarters located at Tirupati. Rashtriya Seva Samithi began its work in rain shadow region of Rayalaseema covering Chittor, Kadapa, Anantapur and Kurnool districts. Over a period of time it extended its operations to five states in India viz., AP, Karnataka, Orissa, Tamilnadu and Delhi. It covers 2560 villages, 3.10 million people and has a staffing strength around 2000 employees. Rashtriya Seva Samithi is at present manages around forty different development programmes funded by government and private donor agencies.