Indian American appointed to key post in US

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Washington, Jul 9: An Indian American attorney was appointed to a key post in US by President Barack Obama. The Indian American lawyer Preeta D Bansal was appointed as Vice-Chair of the Council of the Administrative Conference of United States (ACUS).

She is currently the General Counsel and Senior Policy Adviser for the Office of Management and Budget.

Preeta worked as the Solicitor General of the State of New York during 1999-2001, where her duty was to supervise 600 attorneys in the New York Attorney General"s office. She worked as a visiting Professor of constitutional law and federalism at the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2002-03.

From 2003-09, she served as a Commissioner of the bipartisan United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, serving as Chair in 2004-2005.

There were some other appointments to the Council along with hers.

ACUS is a public-private partnership which aid the government to work better and the members of the council are committed individuals from distinguished backgrounds expected to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of the government, said Obama.

He added that he is pleased with the outputs of the exceptional individuals who lend their talents to ACUS's vital mission of providing nonpartisan, practical assessments and recommendations to improve agency procedures and operations.

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