The General Administration Department was split up into two separate Administrative Branches known as General Administration (A) Department and General Administration (B) Department w.e.f. 238.10.1985
The function and Duties of the Department cover the following :-
(a) Setting up of Guest Houses within and outside the State.
(b) Administration of the Guest Houses within and outside the State.
(c) According Administrative and Residential Buildings for accommodation of Ministers and officials of the State Government.
(d) Co-ordinating acquisition of lands for various Administrative Complexes.
(e) According Administrative Approval for construction of Buildings for accommodation of offices of the Deputy Commissioners/Sub-Divisional Officers/Extra Additional Commissioners in charge Administrative Units
and staff quarters, Circuit Houses, repairs additional/Alterations etc. to existing office buildings and residential quarter under the Department.
(f) Coordinating acquisition of lands for construction of Meghalaya Houses in other States such as Kolkata, New Delhi, Guwahati, Vellore and Mumbai.
(g) Accommodation of office accommodation other than Secretariat Buildings.
(h) Allotment of land in the District and Sub-Divisional Headquarters in the State to other State Government offices etc.
(i) Laying down general instruction and guidelines for availing Restricted Holidays, Casual Leave and Other Holiday matters etc
General Administration ‘B’ Department was a part of the General Administration Department which was reorganized spitted up into the Administrative Branches known as General Administration Department (A) & General Administration Department (B). This Department has been identified as a Public Authority. Its purpose is to provide and secure access to information in respect of matters related to the Department in order to promote transparency and accountability in its functioning.