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Dibrugarh Commissionerate was carved out of the erstwhile Shillong Commissionerate vide Notification No. 14/2002-Central Excise (NT) dated 08/03/2002 and as amended vide Notification No. 22/2002-Central Excise (NT) dated 04/06/2002.
Dibrugarh is the largest tea exporting town in the world and also the gateway to Arunachal Pradesh. Dibrugarh is the district headquarters of the upper Assam district of the same name, derived its name from the river Dibaru or Dibru (Bodo word Dibru, a blister) during the reign of Siuhungmung. Phrasengmung Borgohain, Chao Siulung, Kilong fought against the Chutia King who was defeated in the battle and surrendered before the Ahom King. Dibarumukh was a renowned encampment of the Ahoms during the Ahom-Chutia War.
The world’s 2nd largest river island Majuli, the natural home of feral horses Dibru-Saikhowa National Park and Bird Sanctuary are important tourist places near Dibrugarh.
The Dibrugarh Commissionerate has vast geographical jurisdiction. The entire state of Arunachal Pradesh, the districts of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Jorhat, in the state of Assam and the state of Nagaland (except the Dimapur and Kohima district ) falls under Dibrugarh Commissionerate.
As per the Office Memorandum under F.No.A.11019/11/2006Ad.IV dated 21/11/2008 issued by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, the Central Excise Division, Tezpur, which was a part of the Dibrugarh Commissionerate; is now included in the newly created Guwahati Central Excise Commissionerate.
Dibrugarh Commissionerate consists of four Central Excise Divisions as below:
o Dibrugarh Division
o Digboi Division
o Jorhat Division
o Tinsukia Division