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Government Of Assam Industries & Commerce

Functions and Objectives


  1. Development of industries in the state
  2. Registration and licensing of new industrial undertakings
  3. Acquisition of land for industrial purpose
  4. Development of Industrial area
  5. State's participation in Private sector undertakings
  6. Industrial survey
  7. Creation and maintenance of Industrial Estates
  8. Organizing Exhibition, Industries Fairs within and outside the state


  1. Promotion of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)
  2. Entrepreneurship and Skill Development
  3. Facilitating Infrastructure Development
  4. Promotion of Investment and growth in the industrial sector in the state through private/ public/ public private partnerships
  5. Publicity and Marketing support to industries
  6. Preparation of a policy paper for inclusive growth

Mandate of the Department

  • Promote a mindset change among the youth to go for business enterprises as a means of employment.
  • Provide Skill Development among the youth under ‘Skill India Programme’.
  • Larger role for Heavy & Medium scale industries to promote employment generation.
  • Provide support to Micro , Small and Medium enterprises under ‘Start up India’ programme, covering finance, infrastructure, technology, marketing support and incubation centers.
  • Promote major industries in the state under the ‘Make in India’ programme.
  • Develop infrastructure for setting up all kinds of industry by using waste land & closed PSU land.
  • Take lead in National & International marketing efforts under ACT EAST POLICY under BRAND ASSAM BANNER.
  • Promote rapid industrialization by effective use of Single Window Agency under EoDB along with self certification system.
  • Promote forward & backward linkages in raw material supply and marketing efforts towards optimum use of local produces.
  • Promote the use of best international practices in technology, management, marketing, R&D and innovation in technology.
  • Revive and promote traditional crafts and industries by training , marketing, finance, cluster development.
  • To upgrade the Tea Industry & decide future of ATC.
  • Promotion of Small Tea Growers (STG)
  • To review the State Industrial Policy for attracting bigger investments after consulting industrial houses.

Present Functioning of the Department:
The department is working for industrial development of the State since inception. The establishment under the Department is as follows:

A. Industries & Commerce Department, Assam

(a) Commissionerate / Directorate
  1. Commissionerate of Industries & Commerce, Assam
  2. Directorate of Tea, Assam
(b) Corporations under the Department
  1. Assam Industrial Development Corporation Ltd
  2. Assam Small Industries Development Corporation Ltd
  3. Assam Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation
  4. Assam Tea Corporation Ltd
  5. Assam Trade Promotion Organization
  6. Assam Petro Chemical Ltd
  7. Assam Gas Company Ltd
  8. Assam State Chemical & Fertilizer Ltd
  9. Ashok Paper Mills Ltd
  10. Assam Spun Silk Mills Ltd
  11. Assam State Textile Corporation Ltd
  12. Assam Polytex Ltd
  13. Assam Syntax Ltd
  14. Assam State Weaving and Manufacturing Co Ltd
  15. Assam Powerloom Development Corporation Ltd
  16. Assam Conductors and Tubes Ltd
  17. Cachar Sugar Mills Ltd
  18. Fertichem Ltd
  19. Industrial Paper (Assam) Ltd

NB: Sl no 10 to 19 declared as closed.

B. Establishments under the Commissionerate of Industries & Commerce, Assam:

There are 27 District Industries & Commerce Centre (DICC) in Assam headed by a General Manager ( at the rank of Joint Director of Industries & Commerce). The General Manager of DICC is assisted by Functional Manager/Project Manager ( atDy Director Level) and other supporting officers/Staff. At the sub-divisional level, officer in the rank of Assistant Director / Superintendant of Industries & Commerce are posted in all Sub-divisions of Assam , (except the newly created subs-divisions). The Extension Officers of Industries & Commerce are the grass root level officers to look after activities in village level.