TERI: RK Pachauri removed from Council and organisation

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New Delhi, April 21: The Governing Council of the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has decided to remove R K Pachauri from its council with immediate effect. In a meeting held on Monday, the Governing Council, which is headed by the new Chairman Ashok Chawla, ex-finance secretary, has decided to pay the rest of the contract amount till July 2017.

TERI has also decided not to renew Pachauri's membership as the Governing Council member of TERI. According to inside sources, Pachauri remained a member of the Governing Council for over 25 years. His membership ended on March 31 this year.

R K Pachauri

The members of the council, however, said that they did not want him on the council as things were getting 'messier'. Pachauri, who is currently travelling abroad, was not invited to the meeting as his membership had expired on March 31.

Pachauri was initially promoted to the post of Executive Vice-Chairman of the Governing Council before Ashok Chawla was appointed the new Chairman.

Pachauri will be formally informed soon. Pachauri was booked by the Delhi Police on Feb 18, 2015 on charges of sexual harassment, criminal intimidation and stalking on a 29-year old research analyst. Later, two more women (one European) had released their statements last month accusing Pachauri of sexual harassment at workplace.

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