SDM (Sub Divisional Magistrate) salary comes under the pay band of 9300-34800 with grade pay of INR 5400. The SDM enjoys the below mentioned benefits along with the salary:
- Residence for self and staff quarter at no cost or at a nominal rent
- Security guards and domestic help like cook and gardeners
- Official vehicle, usually with a beacon
- A free telephone connection
- A free electricity connection
- Facility of study leaves
- Job security
- Children admission in a reputed school
- High-class accommodation during official visits across the state
- Free medical facilities
The salary, benefits and its prestigious nature of SDM post make the job more lucrative and appealing to the young aspirants.
But now an important question arises, How to become SDM? For that we have a detailed article, you can read it and get complete knowledge on the process of become SDM.
In India, districts are divided in Subdivisions. Each subdivision is controlled by the SDM. The SDM is the administrative officer who controls the subdivision and comes under District Magistrate (DM).
The SDM post title is given to the head official of a country subdivision, or an administrative unit that is below the level of district. The Criminal Procedure Code 1973 enforces the SDM with several executive and magisterial roles as well as several other minor acts.
The SDM Officers have due respect in society and they enjoy a prestigious life. Every state conducts the exam almost every year for this post. You can find the SDM Exam Syllabus here, and if you want the SDM Exam Syllabus in Hindi, that is also available here.
SDM post does come with various responsibilities along with its prestigious nature. SDM has to be available 24×7 on duty call; hence we can say that he/she does not have any definite work hours
SDM post is very demanding in nature, it requires quick decision-making ability in the matters of importance. He/she needs to work on the administration issues/tasks/actions in his area.