About Us

Composite Regional Centre for Skill Development, Rehabilitation and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (CRC), Patna was established under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities(Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India. This Centre at Patna became functional in the year 2009. It is under the administrative control of National Institute for the Locomotor Disability(Divyangjan), Kolkata. It aims to provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to the persons with disabilities in eastern India region. The basic aim of setting up this Centre is to create the resources and infrastructure required for developing services for persons with disabilities, including human resource development in the field of disability rehabilitation.


CRC Patna, at its inception itself had projected multifarious activities to enhance the quality of life of persons with disabilities. Accordingly, the main objective of CRC has been identified as follows :

To serve as Resource Centre for rehabilitation and special education of persons with disabilities.

To undertake human resource development by training rehabilitation professionals, village level workers, multi -rehabilitation workers and other functionaries in Govt. and non-Govt. sector, required for providing services to persons with disabilities.

To undertake public education programmes for creation of awareness in the parents and the community.

To undertake designing, fabrication and fitment of aids and appliances.

To undertake services of education and skill development leading to enhancement of opportunities for employment, rehabilitation, mobility communication recreation and integration in society.

To undertake research and development with specific reference to needs of diverse groups of people with disability, keeping in view the nature and severity of disability in the region.

To develop strategies for delivery of rehabilitation services suitable to the socio-cultural background of the region.

To stimulate growth of services by encouraging and supporting voluntary organization, parent groups and self-help groups.

To establish linkages with existing medical, educational and employment services, following the principles of community-based rehabilitation and offer extension services in the rural areas.

Types of Disability

Wef 19th April 2017

  • Leprosy Cured Persons
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech and Language Disability
  • Chronic Neurological Conditions
  • Hearing Impairment (Deaf and Hard of Hearing)
  • Multiple Disabilities Including Deaf Blindness
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Acid Attack Victims
  • Locomotor Disability
  • Blindness
  • Dwarfism
  • Low Vision
  • Thalassemia
  • Haemophilia
  • Mental illness
  • Cerebral Palsy