Ajay Mathur replaces RK Pachauri as TERI Chief


  • 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.
  • In 1984, it moved to Delhi.