An Important function of the Public Enterprise Department is to supervise and control over the commercial and management aspects of the Public Enterprises.
The other functions of the Department are:
The Assam Rules of Executive Business, 1968 provide that:
- Before setting-up any public sector undertaking, each administrative departments will have to consult Public Enterprises Department and obtain its views.
- All appointments to the Board of Directors and appointments of Chief Executive of Public Sector Undertakings should be done in consultation with Public Enterprises Department
- Whenever capital investment of more than Rs. 1 lakh is made in public sector industries, the clearance of Public Enterprises Department should be obtained
- Audited accounts, monthly & quarterly reports of the Public Sector Units should be sent to Public Enterprises Department to enable it to scrutinize each unit's performance and to suggest corrective measures