Obama nominates 2 Indian American to key posts

Washington: US President Barack Obama has nominated two Indian American women to key posts in his administration, according to a White House statement.

Chicagoan Deepa Gupta was nominated as member of National Council on the Arts, while Nisha Desai Biswal has been named as member, Congressional-Executive Commission on the People`s Republic of China, it said.

The release also announced nomination of seven others to key administration posts.

"I am grateful these accomplished men and women have agreed to join this Administration, and I`m confident they will serve ably in these important roles. I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years," Obama said in a statement.

Gupta is a Program Officer for Media, Culture and Special Initiatives at the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation in Chicago.