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NRI gets top New Jersey post

Ved Chaudhary has been named the assistant commissioner for finance and budget in the NJDEP.

india Updated: May 05, 2006 12:31 IST

Uttar Pradesh-born Ved Chaudhary, an Indian-American agricultural engineer and management specialist, has been appointed as the assistant commissioner for finance and budget in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).

Chaudhary's responsibilities will include handling finance and budget, human resources, information resource management, occupational safety and health, general services and property management, audit, equal opportunity, and public records access.

He has previously worked in AT&T Bell Labs, ITT (Europe), Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) and Telcordia Technologies for more than 25 years. He has also managed high profile projects in Europe, Africa and the Middle East apart from the US.

Apart from that, he has also served as presidents of the Association for the Advancement of Asian Americans, the '80/20 Initiative' for equality and justice for Asian Americans (NJ Chapter), and the Indian American Forum for Political Education.

The NJDEP appointment is being seen as recognition of Chaudhry's vast work experience in various sectors.