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General Administration Department
Department / Office Profile

General Administration Department (B)

GAD(B) was created in 28.10.85 with a specific responsibility to regulate the facilities and entitlement of the members of the Council of Ministry, the Officers of the State Government, and Visiting Dignitaries, to look after the welfare of the Ex-Service personnel, National Population Register Biometric/Aadhaar enrolment, Administration of the Cinematography Act etc. The detailed function/assigned subject and responsibilities are follows:-


1. Accommodation :

             a) In respect of Ministers – Regulation and allotment of residential Govt. Bungalows, furnishing & maintenance thereof, sanction of house-rent, etc., in respect of those staying in their own or private rented house.

             b) In respect of Senior Govt. Officers, etc., – Regulation and allotment of Govt. (GAD) Pool residential quarters and necessary maintenance thereof.

2. Other entitlement: Regulation and allotment of telephone including Cellular Phone facilities to the Ministers, Senior Officers, other Class I Officers, and Govt. Offices at Govt. expense etc.

3. Govt. Protocol Services : Regulation of the State Guest Rules, State Warrant/Central Warrant of Precedence, and providing protocol activities including transport and accommodation to visiting dignitaries.

4. Welfare of Ex-Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel, and of their dependents.

5. Matters relating with operation of Census.

6. Naming/renaming rectification of villages, roads etc., land matters related with National Anthem, National Flag and National Emblem.

7. Administration of Cinematography Acts.

8. All establishment matters relating to Estate Office, Director Sainik Welfare and Zila Sainik Board.



            The Directorate of Sainik Welfare Meghalaya, is looking after the welfare of resident Ex-Servicemen (belonging to the Army, Navy, Air Force), their Pensionary benefits, Medical facilities and other financial assistance from the Central and State Government, and also the welfare of their widows and dependants viz., employment, vocational training, self employment, etc. The Director Sainik Welfare is assisted by the District Zila Sainik Welfare Boards/Office, Shillong, and the Zila Sainik Welfare Committee/Welfare Organiser at Tura.

            The Central Government contributes 50% of the establishment cost of the Directorate of Sainik Welfare and the other 50% is contributed by the State Government.


            The Estate Office, under the immediate control of the Estate Officer, is primarily responsible for repair and maintenance of the Govt. bungalows, the Govt. Pool residential quarters, and also of the State Guest House, Shillong.

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