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NRI Ved Chaudhary appointed the state’s assistant commissioner in New Jersey

NEW YORK, July 06, 2006

Ved Chaudhary has been appointed the state’s assistant commissioner for finance and budget.

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

This is a political appointment in New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine’s administration, Chaudhary’s responsibilities will include finance and budget, human resources, information resource management, occupational safety and health, general services and property management, audit, equal opportunity, and public records access.

Hailing from Etawah in India, Chaudhary came to the US in 1965 to do his masters degree in agricultural engineering from Rutgers University.

He worked in AT&T Bell Labs, ITT (Europe), Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) and Telcordia Technologies for more than 25 years.

He has managed high profile projects in Europe, Africa and the Middle East apart from the US.

Chaudhary has also served as president 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.

He is also the founder of the Hindu International Council Against Defamation, on the lines of the Jewish Anti-Defamation League, to take action against any misinformation or defamation of Hindu gods and rituals.

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