The present book contains the papers presented at the National Seminar on Social Policy organised by the Association of Schools of Social Work in India at Hyderabad. It covers wide ranging and important aspects of social Policy such as national trends and directions along with their strenghts and weaknesses, and social work as part of planning process. Also social policy as related to social work education and formulation and implementation of social policy as part of social work practice and review of courses in social policy and social work have been presented. The role of bureaucracy and administration in social policy formulation and implementation and cse studies of some interventions and case welfare, and others in related areas through participation in field work, other projects etc. have been discussed. The need to develop a more meanigful, relevant, appropriate social policy in the context of the present day consitionsm and the role professional social workers, their association along with other voluntary organizations, have been indicated. The book will be very useful to administrators, social planners, social workers, social and political scientists etc. who wish to delve deep into the dynamics of social policy formulation and their full implementation.