The decisions making power of the department lies with Commissioner of Excise, of the department. He obtains the approval of the secretary to the Govt. of Assam, Excise Department as an when necessary.
On receipt of any paper it is marked to the concerned dealing Assistants by the Registrar to put up in file after its entry in the Register. The dealing Assistant then put the papers in the relevant files by following the existing procedure as laid down in the Assam Excise manual. Then the file moves through the concerned Superintendent, Registrar, Joint Commissioner of Excise, Additional Commissioner of Excise, who examines the matter and put to the Commissioner of Excise with their comments. The commissioner of Excise accords his approval directly in some cases while in some other cases he obtains the approval of the secretary of the department as and where required.
All the officers including the Registrar are to supervise the works of the subordinate Assistants to ensure timely processing of the papers and all are accountable for any delay and negligence to duty at his level.