28 December, 2015:
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw said she quit the governing council of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) three months ago over a matter of “principle” related to the accusations of sexual harassment facing director general RK Pachauri.
“I did not stand in judgment but it is the principle I stood for,” the Biocon chairman and managing director said in the strongest comments against Pachauri that have been made by a former or current member of the governing council.
Pachauri has consistently denied the allegations.
He was booked by the Delhi Police on February 18 on charges of sexual harassment at the workplace, criminal intimidation and stalking levelled by a 29-year-old woman who worked as a research analyst in his office. The case was first reported by ET.
… at a recent governing council meeting, Pachauri was elevated as executive vice-chairman of the governing council of TERI.
Also, a proposal to give him operational powers is being considered by the governing council.
Earlier, he had also quit as chair of the United Nation’s International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), and proceeded to go on leave from TERI where he is the director-general.