Creation of Border Areas Department
In the year 1987 the Border Areas Department was created as a new and separate Department for administrative convenience etc. vide notification No. AR.54/86/Pt/5 dated 23/09/87.
As per the notification the newly created Border Areas Department was to deal with the following subjects.
By another notification No. 54/86/Pt(ka) dated 23/09/87, the Border branch of the Department of Home & Political was abolished and it was directed that all the Personnel and subjects of the erstwhile Border Branch be transferred to the newly created Border Area Department and as per notification No. 54/86/Pt (kha) dated 23/09/87 till the arrangement was completed the Border Areas Department was to be under the control of the Commissioner & Secretary, Political Department. Thereafter, the Border Areas Department started functioning as a separate administrative unit independent from the Home & Political Department.
Assam has approximately 2743.10 KM. long interstate border with Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland and West Bengal and 533.3 KM. long international boundaries with Bangladesh and Bhutan. Both the interstate and international border areas are remote, underdeveloped and inaccessible due to very poor infrastructure particularly road communication. The Department initiates developmental activities of Border Areas of the state.
The interstate border of Assam comprises as follows:
|1||Assam-Arunachal Pradesh||804.10 Km.|
|7||Assam-West Bengal||127.00 Km.|
International Border of Assam are comprised as follows:
|1||Indo-Bangladesh Border||267.5 Km.|
|2||Indo-Bhutan Border||265.8 Km|