Initially, there were only nine districts of Delhi in the map. These were came into existence from January 1997. Prior to that, there used to be only one district for whole Delhi with district headquarters at Tis-Hazari.

In September 2012, two new districts, viz. South East and Shahdara were added to the map of this city. South East Delhi District is one of the district of Delhi (National Capital Territory) State.

The District Administration of Delhi is the enforcement department for all kinds of Government of Delhi and Central Government policies and exercises supervisory over numerous other functionaries of the Government.

South East Delhi is a revenue district of Delhi, India. Defence Colony, Kalkaji and Sarita Vihar are the three sub-divisions of this district. This district is a part of South Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.

Head of the district South-East Delhi is District Magistrate who has three Sub-divisional Magistrate respective to each subdivisions, an Additional District Magistrate, and three Tehsildars respective to each sub-divisons.