The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) removed RK Pachauri from its governing council and organization. This decision was taken in a meeting held on Monday. Governing council chairman Mr. Ashok Chawla was heading the meeting.
Mr Pachauri was not present in the meeting as he was travelling abroad. Indeed Mr. Pachauri was not invited in the governing council meeting as his membership ended on March 31.
TERI also decided not to renew the membership of Mr. Pachauri. Though information has not been updated on TERI website regrading this. TERI website still says “Dr Rajendra K Pachauri is the Executive Vice Chairman (on leave) of the Governing “.
Mr Pachauri joined TERI as director in 1982. In April 2002 he was elected as Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and was reelected in September 2008.IPCC along with former Vice President of US Al Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the year 2007.