New Ghaziabad DM Ritu Maheshwari to focus on policy implementation
The new district magistrate said that she will also focus on making Ghaziabad pollution-freenoida Updated: Sep 09, 2017 23:34 IST
IAS Ritu Maheshwari on Saturday took over as the new district magistrate (DM) of Ghaziabad district. She took over from outgoing DM Ministhy S, who has gone on medical leave. Maheshwari, a 2003 batch IAS officer, got the Ghaziabad posting after a decision by UP government on Thursday to shift 36 IAS officers, including several principal secretaries and 12 district magistrates.
Hers is 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.
“We will ensure that policies are executed properly at the ground-level to benefit residents. Ghaziabad is an important district of the state in terms of housing and industrial development. However, there are issues such as migratory population and pollution among others. Pollution is a major issue and we will work to make the city green. We will also ensure equal development in rural and urban centres,” Maheshwari said.
“We will also ensure proper development in terms of roads, Metro connectivity etc and also ensure 24-hour power supply. The complaints of citizens will be taken up and disposed of timely and in a quality manner. We will also ensure that people get justice and women are given proper safety and security,” she added.
Before coming to Ghaziabad, Maheshwari 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 posr 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.