Washington : Over 20 Indian-Americans were included in Agency Review Teams (ART) by Biden-Harris Transition. These Indian-Americans will be part of a team that evaluates the operations of federal agencies and will prepare the next Biden-Harris administration to lead the United States.
The team has a variety of perspectives that are critical to solving the most pressing and complex problems in the United States, and three Indian-Americans have been selected to lead these teams.
Arun Majumdar was chosen to lead the energy department. The Department of Energy team will also review the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Kiran Ahuja will lead the Human Resources Office. The Human Resources Office team also reviews the Office of Government Ethics, Office of Special Counsel, U.S. Executive Council, Contribution System Protection Committee, and Federal Thrift Retirement Investment Committee.
Rahul Gupta has been appointed Team Leader of the National Drug Control Policy Office.
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Other Indian Americans selected were Arun Venkataraman (U.S. Department of Commerce Department of Commerce), Pravina Raghavan, Department of Commerce Atman Trivedi, Shital Shah (Ministry of Education), R Ramesh and Rama. Zakaria, Subhasri Ramanathan (Department of Homeland Security), Raj De (Department of Justice) from the Department of Energy, Seema Nanda and Raj Nayak from the Department of Labor, Reena Aggarwal and Satyam Khanna from the Department of Labor have been nominated for Federal Reserve Banks, Banks and Securities. Regulatory bodies ARTs, NASA’s Bhavya Lal, Dilpreet Sidhu (National Security Council), Divya Kumaraiah (Office of Management and Budget), Kumar Chandran (Ministry of Agriculture) and Aneesh Chopra (U.S. Postal Service).
“Of the hundreds of ART members to be announced, more than half are women, and about 40% represent communities that are historically underrepresented by the federal government, including people of color, people identified as LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities. The elect and the next vice president are doing their best to build an administration that looks like the United States,” said Biden-Harris’s presidential transition.
“Our country is struggling with the epidemic, the economic crisis, the urgent demand for racial justice, and the existential threat of climate change. We must be prepared to seamlessly transfer knowledge to the next government to protect our interests at home and abroad. The institutional review process will help lay the groundwork for addressing these issues on day one. “Said Senator Ted Kaufman, co-chair of the Biden-Harris Transition.