The US President Donald Trump has picked Ajit Vardaraj Pai, 44, an outspoken opponent of new net neutrality, to head the powerful US communications regulatory agency, making him the fourth Indian-American in the administration at the senior level. Mr. Pai will be the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the federal authority regulating cell phone spectrum and services, radio, television, phone, internet and satellite and cable.
“I am deeply grateful to the President of the United States for designating me the 34th cairman of the Federal Communications Commission,” Pai said in a statement.
Before his appointment to the FCC in 2012, Pai had worked as a lawyer for the telephone and communications giant Verizon, the Senate Judicial Committee and the Justice Department.
Other NRIs in the administration are Nikki Haley, nominated US ambassador to UN, Seema Verma, head of Medicare and Medicaid and Preet Bharara, the US attorney for the southern District of New York.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the US government to regulate interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.