With BJP back at the helm after a long hiatus of about 14 years there is a palpable sense of sweeping changes in the bureaucratic set-up in UP’s NCR cities. According to sources, this has made several officers of the rank of IAS, PCS and engineering departments—jittery, in Ghaziabad, Noida and Meerut. It is to be noted here that many among these officers have played ball either to the erstwhile SP or the BSP governments. Needless to say that these officers were handpicked by the politicians to serve their ends; but now with BJP in, all this might change. But first of all, many of such officers of these regions might be shunted out sooner or later. Not just this, as a number of high-profile corruption cases like the Yadav Singh one, involving Noida Authority and quite a number of land allotment cases would now come under further scrutiny. Also the CAG audit of GDA (Ghaziabad Development Authority)—an issue that was raised by the top brass of BJP and fiercely protested by the SP and GDA brass itself (who said that they were abiding by the State Govt.’s directions), could now be a reality. This could mean that the officers serving in these regions would not just get the boot but could also be probed further for several irregularities, say sources. For long, all the authorities of Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar districts such as Noida, Gr. Noida, Yamuna Expressway, among others have been accused of mismanagement and misappropriation in the previous regimes. Now with the BJP gaining power the officers working in these authorities might face the heat.