America’s newly elected President Joe Biden is going to take oath as the 46th President on 20 January. This is the first time in the history of American President that such a number of Indian-Americans have been nominated by a President before the swearing-in ceremony. However, many positions remain vacant in the Biden administration. 20 Indian Americans have been nominated to important positions in the Biden administration. Of these, at least 17 Indians will hold important positions in the powerful White House.
The Biden administration also includes 13 women in key positions. Let me tell you that it is just one percent of the total population of American-Indians in America. According to this, American-Indians have got a special place. It is a matter of pride for India. Nine Tandon and Dr. Vivek Muti are at the top of the Biden administration. He will have an important role in the Biden administration. After Joe Biden assumed office, he will have a special role as director of the White House office of management and budget. Apart from this, Dr. Vivek Murthy has been nominated as the American Surgeon General.
Let’s take a look at those Indian people who will be seen in the future in the Biden government.
1-Neera Tandon: Neera Tandon has been given a big responsibility in the Biden government. Tandon has been made the director of management and budget of the White House office.
2-Vivek Murthy – Surgeon General of US
3-Ujra Jeya – Under Secretary of Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights
4-Mala Adiga-Biden’s wife, Jill’s policy director.
5-Digital director of office of Garima Verma-Jill Biden.
6-Vanita Gupta-Associate General Department of Justice
7-Sabrina Singh-Jill Biden Deputies Press Secretary
8-Aisha Shah – White House Digital Strategy Partnership Manager
9-Bharat Ramamurthy – Deputy Director of White House National Economic Council.
10-Sameera Fazili -Deputy Director at US National Economic Council
11-Gautam Raghavan -Deputy Director in White House Presidential Personal Department
12-Vinay Reddy – Director Speechwriting
13-Tarun Chhabra – Senior Director on Technology and National Security
14-Sumona Guha – Senior Director for South Asia
15-Peacekeeper-Convener of democracy and human rights
16-Vedant Patel – Assistant Press Secretary to the President
17-Sonia Agarwal – Senior Advisor on Climate Policy and Innovation.
18-Policy Advisor in Vidur Sharma-Kovid Response Team
19-Reema Shah -Deputy Associated Council at White House-
20-Neha Gupta-Associate Council in White House
Kamala Harris (56) is the first African-American citizen of Indian origin to be sworn in as Vice President. This is the first time in the history of America that such a large number of Indian-American citizens have been given their responsibilities before the President’s swearing-in ceremony.
Also read: The swearing in of the new President will also witness the breaking of many old traditions and the writing of new exceptions.