The Public Health Engineering Department of Government of Meghalaya was created under the Chief Engineer, P.W.D. (R and B) P.H.E., till 1st April, 1972. This Department functioned as a separate wing of the P.W.D. (R and B) headed by Additional Chief Public Health Engineer Meghalaya Shillong. Subsequently, the post of Additional Chief Public Health Engineer Meghalaya, Shillong was up graded to the post of Chief Public HealthEngineer, Meghalaya, Shillong with effect from 2nd of April, 1972. The Public Health Engineering Department functioned independently and became fully a separate Department.