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South West District of Delhi

The South West District of N.C.T. of Delhi situated on the South West part of Delhi is located in between the latitude of 28 40' and 28 29’ and longitude of between 76 50’ and 77 14’.

The South West District has a strategic importance as it houses both the airports in Delhi - The Indira Gandhi International Airport as well as the domestic Airport at Palam. 

South West District of DelhiThe R.K. Puram area of this district also has a large number of Government officers. It also marks the distinction of having the biggest colony in Asia at Dwarka at the extreme end of South West District. 

On the other hand, R.K. Puram is the largest Government colony in Asia also comes under this district. The Palam village is the head of the Panchayat of 365 villages.

Location and Geography of South-West Delhi

South West District of the national capital is surrounded by South District of Delhi on its East, Jhajjar on its West, West District of Delhi on its North and Gurgaon on its south. The district is bounded by Haryana border comprising of Gurgaon, Bhahdurgarh & Jhajjar, South, Central, West and New Delhi District of NCT of Delhi.

Functions of South-West Delhi

A variety of administrative services are offered by the Office of the Deputy Commissioner (South-West) to the public which includes:-
  • Issuing of certificates
  • Miscellaneous functions under various rules, orders and acts.
  • Services pertaining to ownership of a piece of land
  • Registration of Documents
  • Registration of Marriage
  • Loans for self employment
  • Relief & Rehabilitation
  • Various functions of LHA under the prevention of food Adulteration Act
  • Stamping of Documents
  • Land Acquisition
  • Functions of Magistrate Under Cr Pc
  • The Regulatory functions under Environment protection Act

Organizational Set Up of South-West Delhi

The District Administration is a bridge between the common men and Government. This system has been adopted even before independence and has a very long tradition in India. The Deputy Commissioner (DC) is head of the district followed by additional District Magistrate (ADM).

The ADM of the Southwest Delhi district functions as the Land Acquisition Collector and carries out the functions of assessment of compensation for land taken over for public purposes, acquisition of land and taking over possession of land.

The district is further divided into three sub-divisions and SDM or sub divisional Magistrate is the head of each subdivision. Each Subdivision is having clerical and revenue staff for its various functions. For revenue functions each subdivision has its Naib- Tehsildar, Tehsildar, patwaris and Kanungo. And for other functions, there are the clerical staffs.

Sub-Divisions of South-West Delhi

  1. Delhi Cantonment
  2. Najafgarh
  3. Vasant Vihar
The South West district has a varied character of Najafgrah Sub Division as predominately a rural area, Delhi Cantonment Sub Division as mostly an urban and the Vasant Vihar Sub Division as a mix of both urban and rural areas.

Facts and Figures

Population: 2,292,363 (2011 census)
Population density: 5,445 persons per square kilometer
Area: 420 km²
Literacy rate: 82.81%
Sex ratio: 836 females per 1000 males
Civic agency: Municipal corporation of Delhi
Parliamentary constituency: South West Delhi

Police Stations in South-West District

  • ACP Delhi Cantt.
  • Delhi Cantt
  • Inder Puri
  • Naraina
  • ACP Dwarka
  • Sector 23 Dwarka
  • Dwarka (North)
  • Kapashera
  • Dwarka South
  • ACP Dabri
  • Dabri
  • Binda Pur
  • Palam Village
  • Sagar pur
  • Nazafgarh
  • Najafgarh
  • Jaffar Pur Kalan
  • Chhawala
  • Baba Hari Dass Nagar

Government Officials Contacts-

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