TERI removes Pachauri, appoints new director general

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) on Thursday removed environmentalist R.K. Pachauri, accused in a sexual harassment case, as the institute’s director general, and replaced him with Ajay Mathur.

Mathur is currently director general of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) under the central government.

An official statement said the TERI governing council at its meeting held in Bengaluru on Thursday took the decision to appoint Mathur as the new director general.

“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 after a brief period of transition,” the statement said.

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