Disaster Management Department :
This Department helps in establishing principles and guidelines on various aspects of Disaster Management and making the people increasingly resilient to disaster. The focus is on reducing disaster risks and vulnerability through strengthening of government and non- government organizations, physical infrastructures and the capacities of the communities in meeting the challenges posed by disasters in the State.
The aims & objectives of the Department as envisaged in the bye-laws of the agency are :
1. To take up relief, restoration and reconstruction activities and measures for socio-economic revival for mitigating the damages caused or likely to be caused due to any disaster.
2. To take up programmes and schemes that will prevent occurrence of any disaster or minimize the damaging effect due to any disaster.
3. To undertake specific studies to identify programmes and schemes to be taken up to evaluate the various measures taken and suggest suitable action.
4. To accept grants, donation, funds from the State Government, Government of India, bilateral or multi-lateral funding agencies, non governmental organization (NGOs), semi-governmental organizations, State Government and Central Government undertakings, public or private companies, trusts, private individuals interested in participating in or supporting the disaster mitigation works.
5. To raise loans if necessary.
6. To utilize funds of the society either directly or through Government Departments,State or Central Government undertakings, semi-government Organizations(NGOs), or private philanthropic organizations for achieving its aims and objectives.
The State Government came forward with a number of land reforms measures to give benefit to the tillers of the soil liberating them from the undesirable exploitation of the Zamindars and other intermediaries and to bring the farmers under direct relationship with the Government.
The principal objectives of the Revenue Department are land and land revenue administration in all their facets:
(a) Formulation of Government land settlement policy.
(b) Administration of Land Reforms.
(c) Maintenance of Land Records.
(d) Land Requisition and Acquisition.
(e) Administration of Land and Land Revenue and Local Rate.
(f) Administration of Assam Survey organization.
(g) Organization of Relief Operations on account of Natural Calamities.
To achieve the above principal objectives, the following Acts and Rules are administered by the Revenue Department –
(a) The Assam Land and Revenue Regulation, 1886 and Rules framed there under along with Executive Instructions.
(b) Land Records Manual, 1906.
(c) Assam Land Revenue Re-assessment Act, 1936 and Rules framed there under
(d) Assam Land Revenue and Rent (surcharge) Act, 1990.
(e) The Assam Land (Requisition and Acquisition) Act, 1964.
The State Government came forward with a number of land reforms measures to give benefit to the tillers of the soil liberating them from the undesirable exploitation of the Zamindars and other intermediaries and to bring the farmers under direct relationship with the Government. The important land reforms measures enacted after the Independence and administered by the Revenue Department include the following:-
(a) The Assam Assessment of Revenue Free Wasteland Grant Act, 1948.
(b) The Assam State Acquisition of Zamindaries Act, 1951.
(c) The Assam Fixation of Ceiling on Land Holding Act, 1956.
(d) The State Acquisition of Land Belonging to Religious and Charitable Institutions of Public Nature Act, 1959.
(e) The Assam Consolidation of Holding Act, 1960 ( now kept in abeyance )
(f) The Assam Gramdan Act, 1961.
(g) The Assam Bhoodan Act, 1965.
(h) The Assam (Temporary Settled Areas) Tenancy Act, 1971.
(i) Assam Urban Areas Rent Control Act, 1972.
(j) The Assam Land Holding (Adoption of Relationship under the Assam Land and Revenue
Regulation, 1886 in the Acquired Permanently Settled Estates) Act, 1974.
(k) The Urban Land (Ceiling and Regulation) Act, 1976 – a Central Act.
(l) The Assam Alienation of Land (Regulation) Act, 1980.