The Government of Assam created a separate IT Department on the 22nd August 2003 vide Notification No : AR.1/2003/65 Dt 22/08/2003 to focus its thrust on the development of ICT in the state. On creation of the Department, the Assam Electronics Development Corporation Ltd (AMTRON), a Govt. of Assam undertaking, was transferred from the Industry & Commerce Department, Govt. of Assam, and brought under the administrative purview of this Department. Additionally, the Assam Remote Sensing Application Center (ARSAC) under the Science & Technology Department of the Government of Assam was also brought under the administrative purview of this Department.
Assam Electronics Development Corporation Ltd, which is the Nodal Implementing Agency for the Department of Information technology, Govt. of Assam, is a Government of Assam Enterprise registered under the ROC, 1956, and was established in 1984 with its registered HQ at Bamunimaidan Industrial Estate, Guwahati.