The VC’s post had been lying vacant since September 18, when Kanchan Verma, the then VC, went on academic leave. Ravindra Godbole, GDA secretary, was the acting VC since Verma's departure.
After being asked to take up additional charge as the VC of Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA), Ritu Maheshwari, district magistrate of Ghaziabad, deputed Amit Pal, joint magistrate of the district administration, for the management of GDA.
According to the order, the affiliation of the joint magistrate to the GDA is applied with immediate effect.
Uday Bhanu Tripathi, special secretary, department of appointment and personnel, had asked Ritu Maheshwari to take up the additional responsibility in a letter on Wednesday.
The VC’s post had been lying vacant since September 18, when Kanchan Verma, the then VC, went on academic leave to complete her studies at the London School of Economics. She left for London after a brief stint as the VC for five months.
Ravindra Godbole, GDA secretary, was playing the role of acting VC since Verma's departure.