Department of Excise

Last Updated on: April 25, 2022

Department Profile

The district's Department of Excise is the nodal department in the district to regulate and monitor the sale of alcohol and other permitted intoxicants. In Dima Hasao, there are three Excise Circles that have been created for administrative convenience which are Haflong (Sadar), Umrongso and Maibang. Each of these circles are manned by Inspectors of Excise and are assisted by Assistant Excise Inspectors, Constables and ancilliary staff. The district also houses a Bond House which is also overseen by a resident Officer-in-Charge from the Excise Department. Due to Dima Hasao being a Sixth Schedule district with its own autonomous council, the Excise Department allocates a certain portion of revenues to the NCHAC (North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council) though the Deputy Commissioner's office handles all matters pertaining to granting and renewal of licences, enforcement and regulation. 

The list of officers heading the Excise Department in Dima Hasao are as follows:


Name of Officer

Superintendent of Excise

Smt. Kanchan Hojai (i/c)

Inspector of Excise (Haflong Sadar)

Shri P.L.M. Vaiphei

Officer-in-Charge of M.K. Bonded House

Shri M.K. Chetia

Department Functions

  • Monitoring & regulation of manufacture & sale of alcohol as per provisions of Assam Excise Act & Assam Excise Rules

  • Monitoring & regulation of manufacture & sale of permitted intoxicants as per provisions of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act

  • Prevention of offences pertaining to illicit sale of liquor and other intoxicants

  • Collection of excise revenue through the regulated sale of liquor and prevention of revenue leakages 

  • Running awareness campaigns against drug abuse and alcoholism through State Anti Drug and Prohibition Council.

  • Collection of Intelligence regarding the offences under various laws administered by the Excise department

  • Prevention of illicit distillation and clandestine trade in non-duty paid liquor and other permitted intoxicants


Office Address

Office of Superintendent of Excise,
College Road, Haflong
Dima Hasao - 788819