The Commission comprises a Chairman and can have a maximum of four other Members. The Commission has been chaired by well-known personalities. A Secretary heads the Secretariat.
The projects required to be considered by the Commission are stipulated in Section 11 of the DUAC Act. These include District Centres, Community Centres, Residential Complexes, Lutyen's Bungalow Zone Area, Connaught Place Complex, Walled city area, conservation of monuments etc. The Commission is also concerned with under-passes, grade separators, street-furniture etc.
While the local bodies ensure compliance with municipal byelaws the Commission considers projects in the context of their surroundings as well as aesthetic and functional aspects.