The 'District Industries Centre' (DICs) program me was started by the central government in 1978 with the objective of providing a focal point for promoting small, tiny, cottage and village industries in a particular area and to make available to them all necessary services and facilities at one place .To facilitate the process of development in MSME sector (as well as Large), DICs have been entrusted with most of the administrative and financial powers. For purpose of allotment of land, work sheds,raw materials etc. In Assam DI&CCs function under the 'Commissioner of Industries & Commerce'. Each DI&CC is headed by a General Manager assisted by project managers and functional manager to look after the following activities :
i. Acts as the focal point of the industrialization of the district.
ii. Prepares the industrial profile of the district .
iii. Statistics and information about existing industrial units in the district in the large, medium, small as well as co-operative sectors(MSME sector).
iv. Opportunity guidance to entrepreneurs.
v. Compilation of information about local sources of raw materials and their availability.
vi. Manpower assessment with respect to skilled, semi-skilled workers.
vii. Assessment of availability of infrastructure facilities like quality testing, research and development, transport, prototype development, warehouse etc.
viii. Organizes entrepreneurship development training programs.
ix. Provides information about various government schemes, subsidies, grants and assistance available from the other corporations set up for promotion of industries.
x. Acknowledgement of Entrepreneur’s memorandum.
xi. Prepares techno-economic feasibility report.
xii. Advices the entrepreneurs on investments.
xiii. Acts as a link between the entrepreneurs and Financial Institutions of the district.
xiv. Implements government sponsored schemes for educated unemployed people like PMEGP ,Credit Linked Margin Money Scheme, Angel Fund scheme, etc.
xv. Helps entrepreneurs in obtaining licenses from the Electricity Board, Water Supply Board, No Objection Certificatesetc.
xvi. Assist the entrepreneur to procure imported machinery and raw materials.
xvii. Organizes exhibitions, trade fairs for providing marketing exposure and platform to First generation entrepreneurs.