The Governing Council of TERI on 12 February 2016 appointed Ashok Chawla, former Finance Secretary to the Government of India and former Chairman of the Competition Commission, as its new Chairman.
Chawla replaced B V Sreekantan, who was serving as the Chairman of TERI. Ajay Mathur, who had replaced Rajendra Kumar Pachauri as director-general when the latter was made executive vice-president, was also included in the governing council.
On the other hand, the Council also announced that Pachauri, who had been the Head of the Institute since 1982 will be on leave from TERI, TERI Governing Council, and TERI University.
About The Energy and Resources Institute
• The Energy and Resources Institute was established in 1974.
• It was formerly known as Tata Energy Research Institute.
• It 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).
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