Raj Shah announces leaving Obama Administration

The highest ranking NRI in the Obama Administration, Raj Shah, has announced he will step down as Administrator of USAID in February next year. He said in a statement "It was with mixed emotions that I informed President Barack Obama and Secretary Kerry that I will step down as Administrator next February" Thanking Shah who headed USAID for over five years, President Obama said in a statement that Shah has been at the centre of his administration's efforts to advance their global development agenda as the Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). His tasks have not been easy but Shah, the son of proud Indian immigrants has embodied America's finest values by proactively advancing development priorities including ending global poverty, championing food security, promoting health and nutrition, expanding access to energy sources and supporting political and economic reform in closed societies.