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PTI
Published Jan 18, 2019, 1:18 am IST
Updated Jan 18, 2019, 1:18 am IST
Baranwal holds the post of Director, Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear initiative.
US President Donald Trump
 US President Donald Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump has nominated three influential Indian-Americans including a woman nuclear expert to powerful administration positions.

Rita Baranwal was nominated for the post of Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy), Aditya Bamzai for member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and Bimal Patel as the assistant secretary of Treasury.

 

The nomination of Baranwal, Bamzai and Patel was sent to the Senate on Wednesday.

So far, Trump has nominated or appointed more than three dozen Indian-Americans in key positions. Nikki Haley, the first cabinet ranking Indian-American and Raj Shah, the first Indian-American deputy Press Secretary, have left the Trump administration.

Baranwal holds the post of Director, Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear initiative.

If confirmed by the Senate, she will be heading the powerful Office of Nuclear Energy. She will also be responsible for the department's nuclear technology research and the development and management of the department's nuclear technology infrastructure.

 

Previously, Baranwal served as director of the Technology Development and Application at Westinghouse and was a manager in Materials Technology at Bechtel Bettis.    

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