Transport Department
Government of Assam
Overview :

Transport Department of the Govt.of Assam is one of the major revenue earning departments. This department yields handsome revenue to the Govt. exchequer every year. This department occupies a special position among all the revenue earning departments of Assam.

Originally, Transport Department was under the care and control of Home Department, Govt. of Assam till the last part of 1950. The affairs of Transport Department were looked after by an officer of the rank of Inspector General of Police during the relevant period of time.

With the passage of time and under the changed circumstances with a view to cope with the necessities, a separate department under the name and style " Transport Department, Govt. of Assam" was introduced at the beginning of the year 1951. Transport Department was headed by a Secretary of the Govt. of Assam at the relevant period of time. Thereafter, with the rolling of years, the position of Administrative Head has been occupied by Commissioner & Secretary and now at present by a Principal Secretary. The Head of the department under the Govt. of Assam, Transport Department is the "Commissioner of Transport", Assam.

The Transport Department functions at the Govt. level for regulation of administrative and Policy matters pertaining to Transport department, Minister, Transport Department, Assam is the Head at the Legislative Level.

Functions and Activities:

1.Enforcement and implementation of Motor Vehicle Act., 1988; Assam Motor Vehicle Rules, 2003; The Assam Motor Vehicle Taxation Act., 1936; Assam Motor Vehicle Taxation Rules, 1940; The Assam Passengers and Goods Taxation Act.; Bengal Public Demand Recovery Act.
2.Registration of vehicles.
3. Issuance and renewal of driving licence.
4. Issuance and renewal of conductors' licence.
5. Assessment and collection of Motor Vehicles Tax and Fees etc.
6. Issuance of International Driving Permit.
7. Grant/Issuance of Fitness Certificate to the Transport Vehicles.

8. Issue Road Permits to Stage Carriage, Contract Carriage, Goods Vehicles and countersign the same.
9. Authorisation and issuance of permit for National and All India vehicles.
10. Detection of offender vehicles violating the relevant Rules & Regulations and take action against them through the Enforcement Wing of Transport Department.
11. Observance of programmes/workshop/seminar on Road safety at regular intervals.
12. Running of Driver and Conductor's Training Institutes.
13. Taking action to minimize the vehicular air pollution.