Politically, the district is governed by the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council having a strength of 30 Councillors (26 elected and 04 nominated) which is being headed by the Chairman/Chief Executive Councillor (rank of State Cabinet Minister) who is assisted by four Executive Councillor since 1995 working within the framework of the constitution of India/Jammu and Kashmir. District has two seats (Leh and Nubra) in J&K Assembly and one Member of Parliament who is also the representative of Kargil district.
The Administrative setup of the district is as below:
|S. No.||Content Name||No.|
|2.||No. of Tehsils||8|
|3.||No. of Blocks||16|
|4.||Urban Local Body||1|