Ritu Maheshwari Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 45 Years
Husband: Mayur Maheshwari
Education: MBA

Ritu Maheshwari

ProfessionIAS Officer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
Eye ColourLight Brown
Hair ColourBlack
ServiceIndian Administrative Service (IAS)
CadreUttar Pradesh
Major Designation(s)• In February 2005, she was appointed as a joint magistrate and collector on the junior scale in Lucknow.
• In July 2005, she took charge as a joint magistrate and collector in Allahabad during which she took care of land revenue management and district administration.
• In June 2007, she was posted as district collector in Ghazipur.
• In 2008, she held the position of additional commissioner in Meerut.
• In 2009, she was appointed as the district magistrate and collector of Amroha, Uttar Pradesh.
• In May 2010, she was appointed as the vice chairman of the Hapur Pilakhuwa Development Authority in Ghaziabad.
• In April 20111, she took charge as the managing director of KESCo (Kanpur Electricity Supply Company) in Kanpur Nagar.
• She worked as district magistrate and collector in Pilibhit (2012), Sambhal (2012), and Shahjahanpur (2013).
• In February 2013, she was appointed to the position of director (admin) of the Uttar Pradesh Medical and Health Service in Lucknow.
• In October 2013, she held the position as special secretary to the Food & Civil Supplies Department and the additional commissioner of Food & Civil Supplies of the U.P. Government.
• In May 2015, she was posted as special secretary to the Government of U.P. Medical, Health & Family Welfare Department and director of Medical & Health Services in Lucknow.
• In October 2015, she started working as general manager (HR) for GOI and Rural Electrification Corporation Limited in New Delhi.
• In July 2017, she was appointed as the vice chairman of the Agra Development Authority.
• In October 2017, she held the position as DM, collector, and vice chairman of the Ghaziabad Development Authority.
• In 2019, she was appointed to the position of CEO of Noida and Greater Noida, and MD of Noida Metro Rail Corporation.
Ritu Maheshwari at her office in Noida
• On 19 July 2023, she was appointed as the divisional commissioner of Agra.
Awards, Honours, Achievements 2011: State e-Governance Award 2009-10 for Communications & Information Technology by IT & Electronics department
2012: National Award for e-governance 2010-11 for Health & Family Welfare by the Department of Administrative Reforms
2012: UN Public Service Delivery Award for Public Administration by United Nations, New York (USA)
2018: Patent Award for the project in the health sector ‘Aarogyam’ at National Intellectual Property Awards
Ritu Maheshwari and Mayur Maheshwari receiving Patent Award
2018: National Intellectual Property Award for Health & Family Welfare by the Ministry of Commerce
2018: Fastest Moving City (Noida) for Municipal Administration by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
2018: G-files Governance Award for contribution in power sector
Ritu Maheshwari receiving Governance Award in 2018
2018: Open Defecation Free (ODF) (Noida) for Municipal Administration by Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban)
2021: ODF (Greater Noida) for Municipal Administration by Ministry of Urban Affairs
2021: 1st Rank as India’s Cleanest City (Greater Noida) for Municipal Administration by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
2021: 5-Star Garbage Free City (Greater Noida) for Municipal Administration by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Personal Life
Date of Birth14 July 1978 (Friday)
Age (as of 2022)45 Years
Zodiac signCancer
College/University• Punjab Engineering College (PEC), Chandigarh
• Amity University, Punjab
Educational Qualification• B.E. in electrical engineering at Punjab Engineering College
• MBA in executive development at Amity University [1]Supremo
HobbiesWatching Films
ControversiesNon-bailable Warrant
In May 2022, the Allahabad High Court issued a non-bailable warrant against Ritu Maheshwari as she did not attend a court case hearing related to land acquisition. The court ordered the police to bring her before the court the following week. On 5 May 2022, Justice Saral Srivastava issued this order in response to a contempt plea filed by Manorama Kuchhal and another person whose land was acquired by the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) in 1990. They said that they did not receive fair compensation. The court had scheduled the hearing for 4 May 2022, and Ritu was instructed to be present; however, despite receiving the summons, she did not attend the hearing. The court observed,

"Considering the fact that the order of Writ Court has not been complied with despite the fact that the possession of the land of the applicants had been taken over by the NOIDA illegally in the year 1990 without paying even a single penny as compensation. When the Court summoned the CEO, NOIDA in a contempt proceeding, she did not appear before the Court, when the matter was taken up which led her counsel to request the Court not to take up the matter till she reaches the Court as her flight is delayed, this Court finds that such conduct of CEO, NOIDA amounts to deliberate and willful disrespect to the Court, as the Officer of the rank of Chief Executive Officer of a Corporation expected the Court to take up the matter at her mercy, therefore, this Court finds it to be a fit case where non-bailable warrant be issued against the CEO, NOIDA." [2]Zee News

Sentenced to Jail
In January 2023, Ritu Maheshwari was sentenced to one month in jail, and an arrest warrant was issued by the Greater Noida police authority. This was due to a case involving a plot allottee and the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA), which was filed back in 2001. The case was about a man named Mahesh Mitra, who applied for a plot of land in 2001, but the GNIDA did not allocate the land to him, leading him to file a case in the District Consumer Forum in 2005. It was mentioned in the agreement that GNIDA was supposed to allocate a plot of land between 1000 to 2500 square meters to Mitra; however, it didn't happen, resulting in a legal dispute. The GNIDA was also ordered to pay all the legal expenses related to the case. The matter went to the State Consumer Commission, which ruled in 2010 that the registration amount of Rs 20,000 paid by Mitra to the Development Authority shall be refunded to him. The case was further taken up by the National Consumer Commission, which ruled in favor of Mahesh Mitra in 2014. In 2017, the bank accounts of the GNIDA were attached by the District Consumer Forum. The Greater Noida Development Authority appealed to the State Consumer Commission against this action, and the State Commission nullified the judgment issued by the District Consumer Forum. Later, the District Consumer Forum issued an order that led to an arrest warrant being issued for Ritu Maheshwari. She was fined Rs 2000, and a warrant was sent to the Gautam Buddh Nagar Police Commissioner to arrest her. [3]DNA
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Husband/SpouseMayur Maheshwari (IAS officer of the 2003 batch)
Ritu Maheshwari with Mayur Maheshwari
ChildrenShe has two children.
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs 37400-67000 [4]Governmeent of Uttar Pradesh

Ritu Maheshwari with Akshay Kumar

Ritu Maheshwari with Akshay Kumar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ritu Maheshwari

  • Ritu Maheshwari is an Indian civil servant, a 2003-batch IAS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre. In 2023, she became the Divisional Commissioner of Agra, replacing Amit Gupta, a 2000-batch IAS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre.
  • From 2003 to 2005, she did her training on the junior scale.
  • While working as managing director at KESCo, she launched a special campaign to combat power theft, fix tampered meters, and motivate consumers to pay their electricity bills promptly. This proactive approach significantly reduced losses for KESCO, as reported on the power ministry’s website. The losses were reduced to 15.6 per cent, which was only half of the levels observed in 2015, resulting in billions of savings for the city of Kanpur. [5]The Better India
  • In 2013, she participated in a mid-career training program, where she focused on studying personnel and general administration.
  • In 2013, Ritu Maheshwari underwent mid-career training for IAS Officers – Phase III, which lasted for two months.
  • From 2013 to 2014, she received training in ‘Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Management,’ an in-service training, at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy in Delhi.
  • In an interview, she shared that whenever she gets some free time, she likes to spend it with her family and watch movies.
  • In 2022, Ritu Maheshwari visited Sydney to attract foreign investors and encourage them to invest in companies based in Noida and Greater Noida during an event of the Global Investors Summit.
  • During an interview, Ritu Maheshwari disclosed that if she had not pursued a career as an IAS officer, she would have chosen to be an entrepreneur.