Ms. Rita Teaotia joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1981 and served in the Districts of Panchmahal and Gandhinagar in Gujarat. Subsequently, she worked in the energy sector as MD, Gujarat Industries Power Company Ltd., and Secretary (Energy). She has worked extensively at policy making and strategic levels in the fields of Education, Health, Women's Development and Rural Development.
From 2003 to 2007, she worked as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare focusing on Food Safety, Drugs Control Administration and National Disease Control Programmes.
From March 2012 to June 2015, she worked in the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology in the areas of e-Governance, and Telecommunications Policy. In this capacity, she has worked on standards and manufacturing, promoting telecom products, telecom information policy and revival telecom Public Sector.
Ms. Rita Teaotia joined as Commerce Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry w.e.f. 1st July 2015.