The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights & Full Participation) Act, 1995 emphasizes upon both the Central and the State Governments to take a large number of steps for the disabled, which covers both preventive and promotional aspects of rehabilitation like education, heath, employment and vocational training research and manpower development, rehabilitation for persons with disability etc.
Since, the National and apex institutions deal with specific areas of disability. Their infrastructure was not adequate to provide services to all states, including less-developed regions of the country, for want of facilities. Therefore a need was felt to address the local/regional problems of PWD’s and in order to fulfils the national objectives eight Composite Regional Centre for Skill Development, Rehabilitation and Empowermenr of Persons with Disabilities for the Persons with Disabilities were established which are functioning at Sundernagar (Himachal Pradesh), Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Guwahati (Assam), Patna (Bihar), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and Kozhikode, (Kerala).
CRC, Tripura was established in 8th June 2018 by the Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India and functioning under the administrative control of National Institute for Locomotor Disabilities, Kolkata..