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Districts of Delhi

Delhi District MapThe national capital Delhi is the seat of control supervising the administrative, judicial and any other activity of the states of India. 

The National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT Delhi) is divides into nine districts. These nine districts are headed by a deputy magistrate and each district has three sub divisions. 

These nine districts are Central Delhi, North Delhi, South Delhi, East Delhi, North East Delhi, South West Delhi, New Delhi, North West Delhi and West Delhi.

District Divisions of Delhi

These nine districts came into being from January 1997. Before that, Delhi used to have only one district for the entire Delhi with its headquarters in Tis-Hazari. Districts along with their headquarters and sub divisions:

Central Delhi District
14, Darya Ganj , New Delhi- 110002
Email: dccentral@nic.in
Contact No.: 23282903

North Delhi District
Alipur, Delhi - 110036
Email: dcnorth@nic.in
Contact No.: 27203048

South Delhi District
M.B. Road, Saket, New Delhi-110068
Email: dcsouth@nic.in
Contact No.: 29535025

East Delhi District
L.M. Bund, Shastri Nagar, Delhi-31
Email: dceast@nic.in
Contact No.: 22421656

North East Delhi District
D.C. Office Complex, Nand Nagri, Opposite Gagan Cinema, Delhi-93
Email: dcne@nic.in
Contact No.: 22122732

South West Delhi District
Old Terminal Tax Building Kapashera,New Delhi-37
Email: dcsw@nic.in
Contact No.: 25065633

New Delhi
Headquarters: Connaught Place
Sub divisions: Connaught Place, Parliament Street & Chanakya Puri

North West Delhi District
12/1, Jam Nagar House, Sahajahan Road, New Delhi 110011
Email: dcnd@nic.in
Contact No.: 23386982

West Delhi District
Plot No. 3, Shivaji Place, Near West Gate Mall, Raja Garden, New Delhi - 110027
Email: dcwest@nic.in

Districts Organizational Setup in Delhi

The districts are headed by Deputy Commissioner in addition to an Additional District Magistrate, Sub Divisional Magistrates, Tehsildars and Sub-Registrar under the Commissioner. The administration of the district performs activities on various fields of administrative, judiciary and other areas of work.

The Delhi District Administration can be said to be the de-facto enforcement department all government policies. It has supervisory powers over all functionaries of the Government.

District Administration Functions in Delhi

Some of the functions under different branches of the Delhi District Administration include:
  • The Delhi District Administration carries out revenue functions like land record maintenance, supervision and evaluation of revenue cases, settlement activities and also acts as a custodian for public land property. According to revenue laws of Delhi, the Deputy Commissioners and the Additional District Magistrates act as collectors and additional collectors respectively. The Assistant Collector posts are designated to the Sub Divisional Magistrates and are primarily responsible for regular revenue duties.
  • The district administration also oversees various certificate issuing and registration work like property documents registration, share certificates and other certification work. The sub divisional magistrates are authorized to issue statutory certificates like the SC/ST certificate, OBC certificate and Nationality certificate among others.
  • The Commissioners and Magistrates of Delhi District Administration work as election officers and other election profiles during the time of elections. The deputy commissioners work as district election officers for the parliamentary constituencies and the additional district magistrates as returning officers of assembly constituencies. The sub divisional magistrates’ act as electoral registration officers of the voters list and the respective district officers supervises the conduction of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. The district administration as a whole is primarily responsible for the overall supervision of the elections.
  • The magistrates and commissioners of Delhi district administration are responsible for maintaining and controlling preventive section rules of code and criminal procedure. They also supervise cases of unnatural women deaths occurred within seven years of marriage. In these cases, they are also entitled to provide directions to the police regarding the case registration. They exercise Executive Magistrates powers and as such are also actively involved in conduct enquires into different cases relating to major accidents and deaths in police stations.
  • Under the Special Marriage Act and Hindu Marriage Act, the commissioners and magistrates are entitled the powers of registrars of marriage wherein they direct and supervise the registration of marriages.
  • The department of relief and rehabilitation is solely responsible for providing relief and rehabilitation services to people during natural and man-made calamities. They are also responsible for providing disaster management training and education to the common people and conducting awareness programmes for the public. The department also maintain and supervise immigrant camps.
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