New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri) on Wednesday officially appointed former Finance Secretary Ashok Chawla as the new Chancellor of Teri university.
A statement issued here said the decision on the appointment was taken in its last meeting on August 19 by the governing council of Teri.
With this, Teri ended its last association with former Chancellor and Head R.K. Pachauri, who was accused of sexually harassing a female colleague in 2015.
Pachauri stepped down as chairperson of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in February 2015 and proceeded on leave from Teri, where he was the director general.
A court here allowed Pachauri to travel abroad in July, since when he has been on leave.
New Chancellor Chawla is also the Chairman of Teri since February 2016.
“A former head of the Competition Commission of India and Finance Secretary, Chawla is also the Chairman of the National Stock Exchange. His work experience of over 40 years spans various sectors in the Government of India and in international agencies,” the statement said.
The Council also inducted three new members into the Governing Council, including Co-Chairman of Forbes Marshall Naushad Forbes, Prof. Basabi Bhaumik from Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi and Founder of Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (Paris) Prof. Laurence Tubiana.
“This appointment reflects the organic linkage between Teri and Teri University, since Teri is the settler of the Teri University Trust, and has supported and facilitated the growth of the University,” the statement said.