Narendra Modi accepts Pachauri’s resignation from PM’s climate change council

Recently, a Delhi court has extended an interim protection from arrest granted to him till March 27.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:March 1, 2015 12:15 am
RK pachauri, pachauri Former chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Rajendra K. Pachauri (Source: AP)

R K Pachauri, who has been accused of sexual harassment, has resigned from the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change as well, a government statement today said.

“The Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi, has accepted the resignation of R K Pachauri from the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change,” said the one line statement.

The Council decides on broad policy guidelines on climate change, and is headed by the Prime Minister.

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Pachauri had earlier resigned from his position as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a post that he had been holding since 2002. He has also taken indefinite leave from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), of which he has been director general for about three decades.

Pachauri has been accused of sexual harassment by one of his junior colleagues at TERI. The victim has registered a police complaint against him. Pachauri is currently in a Delhi hospital undergoing treatment.