Guwahati: The Governor of Assam on Tuesday ordered the merger of the Guwahati Development Department and the Urban Development Department, and henceforth renamed as “Department of Housing and Urban Affairs”.
In a notification, the Governor of Assam states that from onwards, all correspondence will now be made in the name of the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs, instead of the Guwahati Development Department or the Urban Development Department.
The department is merged as per the recommendation of the report of the Assam Administrative Reforms Commission, 2005, so as to streamline the departments which will be cost-effective, less overlapping in terms of functions and more citizens friendly.
Similarly, the Secretariat Administration Department and the General Administration Department has been merged, henceforth renamed as “General Administration Department”.
All correspondence will now be made in the name of the General Administration Department, instead of the Secretariat Administration Department, the notification stated further.