TERI sacks Nobel laureate RK Pachauri, appoints Dr. Ajay Mathur as new chief

Jul 23, 2015, 20:02 IST | PTI

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has removed R.K. Pachauri as chief over charges of sexual harassment and appointed Dr Ajay Mathur as the new DG

Bengaluru: Controversial TERI chief R K Pachauri, who is facing sexual harrassment charges, was today removed as the Director General of the green body.

R K Pachauri
R K Pachauri

Ajay Mathur, currently Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has been appointed as the new DG in a decision taken at the governing Council (GC) meeting of TERI here.

"The Governing Council (GC) of TERI at its meeting held in Bangalore took a decision to appoint Ajay Mathur as the Director General of TERI.

"Mathur will take up his new responsibilities as soon as he is in a position to do so, subsequent to being relieved from his current responsibilities by the Government of India after a brief period of transition," an official TERI release said.

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