What is the full form of SDO?
SDO: Sub Divisional Officer
SDO stands for Sub Divisional Officer. He or she is the head of the sub-division of a govt. Organization. The post of SDO can be found in many government departments such as Electricity Board, PWD irrigation, etc. We can say that SDOs are appointed in almost every government department.
As the name suggests, he or she is a divisional level officer who performs various tasks. So, the designation SDO is followed by the name of the respective organization or departments such as SDO PWD. Alone SDO is same as the SDM (Sub Divisional Magistrate).
How to become SDO
The employees of a department can be promoted to the post of SDO based on their experience and performance. Besides this, the SDOs are also recruited by the State government through PSC (Public Service Commission) exams. The minimum qualification required to appear in this exam is a bachelor degree in the relevant field. Besides this function of a SDO depends on the department to which he or she belongs.
For example, the role of sub-divisional officers (civil) in the state of Punjab is described below: