IAS officer Ritu Maheshwari, according to a government order which also affected several other transfers, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Noida Authority.
Maheshwari, who was serving as the Ghaziabad District Magistrate, replaces Alok Tandon, who has been relieved as the Noida Authority CEO, but will continue as its chairman, said the Uttar Pradesh government order.
Ritu, a 2003 batch IAS officer, had taken over as the district magistrate (DM) of Ghaziabad district in September 2017. Hers was a third posting of a woman district magistrate in Ghaziabad, after the office was held by former DM Nidhi Kesarwani and later by Ministhy S, who earlier served as special secretary (home) at Lucknow before joining Ghaziabad. Kesarwani had joined Ghaziabad under the previous Samajwadi Party regime and got transferred after the new government took charge under CM Yogi Adityanath.
Prior to that, Maheshwari had served as the vice chairperson of the Agra development authority. Earlier, she had also served as director, medical education / health & family welfare and also held the post of district magistrate in JP Nagar, Ghazipur, Pilibhit and Shahjahanpur. She also served as vice-chairperson of the Meerut development authority, besides holding the chair of joint commissioner (Meerut).
Apart from Ministhy S, another woman IAS officer, Kanchan Verma, who is presently posted as vice chairperson of the Ghaziabad development authority, will also leave on September 16 on account of a study leave.