Climate scientist R.K. Pachauri, who is facing sexual
harassment allegations from a woman employee, has been removed as
Director-General of TERI.
Ajay Mathur, Director-General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency,
has been appointed as the Director-General of TERI.
The decision was taken at the Governing Council meet of
TERI, held on Thursday.
Dr. Mathur holds a Ph D and a Master of Science from the
University of Illinois.
He completed a Bachelor of Engineering from the University
of Roorkee. He began his career at TERI in 1986.
What is TERI ?
TERI is known as The Energy and Resources Institute .
It is formerly Tata Energy Research Institute
It was established in 1974.
It is a research institute based in New Delhi.
It conducts research work in the fields of energy,
environment and sustainable development with a focus on formulating local- and
national-level strategies for shaping global solutions to critical issues.
In 2013, the institute was ranked as the topmost global
think-tank by the International Centre for Climate Governance (ICCG).
TERI began operations in Mumbai in Bombay House,
headquarters of the house of Tata.