news Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 05:30
Director-General of TERI R K Pachauri’s return to the institution he heads, has been met with some outrage as he is facing allegations of sexual harassment from an employee. Pachauri had obtained a court order that allowed him to return to all except two TERI offices including one where the complainant worked. TERI has 10 members on the Governing Council. The News Minute was able to contact eight of them, to seek their responses on whether Pachauri should step aside at least till the investigations are over and three responded. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon Limited "I am a new member, and I haven’t attended a single meeting so far. I don’t want to comment. (She spoke to The News Minute on Wednesday) B V Sreekantan, Honorary Visiting Professor, Culture, Cognition & Consciousness Unit, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus. "I have nothing to do with it, I do not want to comment." Deepak S Parekh, Chairman, HDFC. "TERI Governing Council is meeting on Thursday, after that we will give a formal response." (He spoke to The News Minute on Thursday) Emails queries to Naina Lal Kidwai and Shailesh Nayak on Wednesday went unanswered. An automatic response was received from an official id of Hemendra Kothari, who heads DSP BlackRock Investment Managers Private Limited. An email id listed on the website of the DNV GL group where Henrik O Madsen could be reached later redirected us to four different email ids. Leena Srivastava and Wakako Hironaka were not reachable.