Department is one of the oldest administrative Department of the Government
of Assam having been in existence even before 1874.
The Secretariat then consisted of following three Departments with
just one Secretary reporting to Chief Commissioner :
2) Judicial Department
3) Revenue Department
Revenue Department at that time was dealing with diverse subjects
such as forest, immigration and labour, Finance, Commerce, economic
products like silk, indigo tea, excise and registration, survey and
settlement, agriculture, veterinary, irrigation and canals. Cooperative
credit, fisheries, weights and measures, archaeology and Museum, Courts
of Wards, Mines and Minerals, famine and flood relief, debt cancellation
Board etc. Later depending on the growth of activities several new
Departments were created like Finance in 1903 Agriculture in 1907,
forest in 1937 etc.