Assam Rural Infrastructure and Agricultural Services (ARIAS) Initially notified as Project Implementation Unit (PIU) on April 24, 1995 for World Bank-aided ARIAS and subsequently registered as an ARIAS Society on October 23, 1998, as an autonomous body of Government of Assam. After successful closing of ARIAS, State Government notified the ARIAS Society on 04.10.2005 as PCU of AACP. Chief Executive of the Society is the Project Director. Agriculture Production Commissioner (APC) is the Chairman of the Society and heads Governing Body with Commissioners & Secretaries and Heads of Departments (Directors) of all implementing departments as members in addition to Finance and Planning & Development (P&D) Departments. Project Guidance Council (PGC), headed by Chief Secretary and Commissioners & Secretaries, Finance, P&D, and other concerned implementing Departments as members, is an apex policy making body of the Society.