District Administration is a bridge between the Government and the common man. This system has a long tradition in India and has been adopted even before independence. New Delhi District has its head quarter at 12/1, Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110011. The New Delhi district is headed by the District Magistrate followed by an Additional District Magistrate (ADM) as second-in-command. The ADM functions as the Land Acquisition Collector of the district and carries out the functions of acquisition of land, taking over possession of land, assessment of compensation for land taken over for public purposes.
The district is divided into 3 subdivisions and Sub divisional Magistrate (SDM) is the head of each subdivision. Each Subdivision is having revenue and clerical staff for its various functions. For revenue functions each subdivision has Tehsildar, Naib-Tehsildar, Kanungo and Patwaris in that order. For other functions, there is clerical staff.
The Three Sub-Divisions are:-
- CHANAKYA PURI
- DELHI CANTT
- VASANT VIHAR
District Magistrate New Delhi has also been designated as Joint Chief Electoral Officer (New Delhi) for performing election related duties. In this work, he is assisted by all the SDMs and SDM (Election). For work relating to registration of documents, there is office of Sub – Registrar (VII & VII A) directly under the control & supervision of District Magistrate. Office of the BDO (SW/ ND) is also a part of the office of District Magistrate. Headed by the Block Development Officer, this office is responsible for custody of Gaon Sabha land and promotion of Agriculture, Horticulture and Developmental activities in the village. There is also a centre of NIC in the district which facilitates computerization in the district and links the district with the world through internet.
Office of the District Magistrate, New Delhi offers a wide variety of services to the public such as:-
- Services pertaining to ownership of land
- Issue of certificates
- Registration of Marriage
- Registration of Documents
- Relief & Rehabilitation
- Loans for self employment
- Stamping of Documents
- Functions of LHA under prevention of food Adulteration Act
- Functions of Magistrate Under Cr Pc
- Land Acquisition
- Regulatory functions under Environment protection Act
- Miscellaneous functions under various acts, rules & control orders