I am SDM in uttarakhand. Uttarakhand, Being a small state, political interference is very high. CM even talks to Gram Pradhan. Posting in Good places like Dehradun is only possible with money or political clout. Numerous tehsils have been created without any infrastructure. Since, Uttarakhand is a disaster Prone district, responsibility is very huge in the shoulders of SDM but sad part is that he has not enough subordinate staff. Even DM has very little control over Tehsildar or Patwari due to Political interference.
I have seen that Administration has very little control over departments like Education, Civil supplies and PWD. These departments are directly controlled by respective minosters and DM/SDMs are often bypassed. If administration takes some strict action, political pressure pumps in.
I have been allocated IRAS. Can some one explain how is service profile of IRAS? Which one is better SDM or IRAS?@Neyawn @Neanderthal