Mandate of the Department :

The Assam Public Works Department was established in the year 1880. The embankment and drainage organisation of the department came into being in 1944. This has undergone considerable expansion since independence. It was bifurcated into two wings - Roads and Building wings which continued to be entrusted with the works of roads and building. These two wings were converted into a full fledged independent department in August 1977.

Functions, Roles and Responsiblities:

Is to develop the infrastructure of transport & communication of the State. P. W.D. discharges its function of construction and repair of roads, bridges, culverts in the state including construction and repair of public buildings of the state.

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