Pachauri Promoted, TERI Trends as Social Media Is Outraged
Despite sexual harassment charges, RK Pachauri was promoted to Executive VC of TERI. Here’s how social media reacted
On Monday, a long list of luminaries on the governing council ensured a smooth promotion for sexual harassment accused, RK Pachauri. He was promoted from Director General to Executive Vice Chairman of The Energy Research Institute (TERI).
This, despite the fact that TERI’s own Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) found him guilty of sexual harassment. This, despite the fact that an employee recently complained to the Delhi Police about alleged ‘coercion’ to try and pursue the complainant to settle out of court. This, despite the fact that the complainant had to quit complaining of a ‘hostile environment’. While TERI maintains that the matter is sub judice and that charges against RK Pachauri are yet to be proven in a court of law, social media is outraged at the promotion.
Twitter was flooded after the news broke with people questioning the brazenness and shamelessness of the organisation and especially of the TERI governing council member.
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