The post of the Director of Accounts was created in the year 1957 under Govt. Notification No.ABP.23/57/1, dated 8th February, 1957 and started its functioning with effect from 15th February, 1957. The office of the Director was treated as an attached office to the Finance Department and was under the control of the Finance Department. The Director of Accounts, Assam was declared as Head of Department with effect from 1st April, 1964 vide Govt. Notification No.FEG.13/65/4, dated 22nd February 1965. The functions of the Director of Accounts was mainly for administration of P.W. Accounts staff envisaged in the Services Rule viz. “Assam Subordinate Accounts Services Rule, 1963” now renamed as Assam Accounts services and as an Inspector of Treasuries. The Director of Accounts was re-designated as “The Director of Accounts and Treasuries” with additional functions in respect of Treasury as Head of Department vide Govt. Notification No.FE.1374/87/1, dated 27th October, 1987.