The Eastern Divisional Headquarter, with the motto,"Rastra Rakshya Param Kartabya", was raised on January 29, 2003 (2059 Magh 15 B.S) at Itahari. Maj Gen Pradip Pratap Bam Malla was first General Officer Commanding (GOC) and Maj Gen Prahlad Thapa is the present GOC.
The successive GOC of this Division were Maj Gen Om Bahadur Pun (Retd.), Maj Gen Pawan Jung Thapa (Retd.), Maj Gen Ram Bahadur Gurung (Retd.), Maj Gen Narendra Bahadur Rawal (Retd.), Maj Gen Mahesh Bikram Karki (Retd.), Maj Gen Ram Krishna Adhikari, Maj Gen Binoj Basnyat (Retd.) and Maj Gen Hari Bahadur Basnet (Retd.).