Though it is an state subject, all policy initiatives are taken by ministry of welfare keeping in mind views of various departments/ministries of the government as well as nongovernmental organisation. Close liaison is maintained with associated ministries such as the ministry of health and family welfare, the department of education, the department of women and child development, ministry of personnel and training.
The persons with disabilities Act, 1995 deals with both prevention and promotional aspects of the rehabilitation such as education, employment, vocational training. National programme for the rehabilitation for the disabled (NPRD) proposes to mix-up the concept of community based rehabilitation.
IRDP now provides a revolving fund to a self-help organisation of the disable people living in rural areas for carrying out an income generating activity. Grant in Schemes and rehabilitation council of India are also furthering the cause.