The National Development Goals of India are well aligned  with SDGs which promote inclusive development. The motto of the Government is to focus on mainstreaming of the last man of the last row. 

India is a party to UNCRPD, SDG and  Incheon Strategy. Further the Government has enacted Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act 2016 which is a comprehensive legislation in line with UNCRPD for empowerment of PwDs. This shows the Political will and commitment at the highest level leadership in India.

As far as leadership and diverse representation of PwDs are concerned, this is to say that PwDs are represented in the Central Advisory Board on disability which is  the Apex Policy recommending body in India on matters relating to disability. More over the Government invariably follows the consultation process with the PwDs and their association while drawing policies and programmes for them. 

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Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment facilitates empowerment of the persons with disabilities, who as per Census 2011