Dr Ajay Mathur today took charge as the Director General of the Delhi-based non-profit TERI, replacing Dr RK Pachauri, who has been facing a sexual harassment case since last year. But TERI also informed its employees that Dr Pachauri will stay on as the Executive Vice-Chairman – a newly created post.
Sources said he will exercise executive powers and retain his fifth floor office.
Last year in February, a 29-year-old researcher at TERI had accused Dr Pachauri of sexual harassment and filed a complaint with the police.
Dr Pachauri, a world famous climate scientist, had then gone on leave from TERI. He also stepped down as the chief of the UN’s top body on climate change, the IPCC, and the Prime Minister’s advisory body on climate change.
He returned in July 2015 following a court order allowed him to resume work at TERI except the head office at Habitat Centre and Gurgaon.
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