Appointment of R.K. Pachauri Illegal: Legal Expert

  • The Energy and Resources Institute announced the appointment of R.K. Pachauri, under investigation in a sexual harassment case, as Executive Vice-Chairman.
  • Legal experts termed the move illegal, expressing concerns about the precedent this sets for safety of women at the workplace.
  • Mr. Pachauri, who is out on bail, was appointed to this position, which was created to accommodate him. With the current appointment, he will continue to hold executive powers in the organisation.