The Governing Council of TERI decided to sever association with its disgraced former Director-General R.K. Pachauri. Even though his employment contract with TERI expires only in 2017, the Council decided to pay all the dues for the remainder of the tenure and bring an immediate end to it.
It has been decided not to renew his term on the Council which ended on March 31. As a consequence, he will cease to be Executive Vice-Chairman, a post the Council had created for him in February this year.
The Energy and Resources Institute, also known as TERI (formerly Tata Energy Research Institute), established in 1974, is a research institute based in New Delhi that conducts research work in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development.
In 2013, the institute was ranked as the topmost global think-tank by the International Centre for Climate Governance (ICCG)