The governing council of The Energy and Resources Institute(TERI) held a meeting on Monday to discuss the removal of RK Pachauri, the executive vice chairman of TERI who was accused of sexually harassing a former employee, not only from the council but from the organisation as well.
It was finally concluded that the 75-year old be shown the door because of his negative reputation.
However, media reports on this decision only came out on Thursday.
But as soon as the exit of Pachauri became public, many bombarded the internet with tweets to show their appreciation as well as disappointment for decision, which they felt had faced delay.
#TERI environment change cause identified and removed.
TERI removes RK Pachauri from Council and organisation-EThttps://t.co/npVR3jpn2c
— satyanand sharma (@s_anand_sharma) April 22, 2016
One of the best examples of how to cover your identity.
It can win you a Nobel too!
Pic Courtesy: Dr Pachauri pic.twitter.com/5F3JbC0Nqh
— Roý (@MixedRaita) April 21, 2016
This should have done at least a year back. Well, it is never too late... https://t.co/FQ7USVemJz
— Basant Patra (@mike_pat) April 22, 2016
— Swati Pillai (@swatigovind) April 22, 2016
R.K. Pachauri and Vijay Mallya walk into a bar. They discuss courts and courtships.
— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) April 22, 2016
— বানীব্রত দাশগুপ্ত (@Bunibroto) April 22, 2016
Pachauri reminds of Chatur in 3 Idiots- Jis desh me jayenge wahan balatkar karenge, TERI ka naam raushan karenge https://t.co/6fBXBg3nrq
— Aveek Sen (@aveeksen) April 21, 2016
One user even started a poll asking whether one should show tolerance towards delayed decisions.
TERI's Delay to Safeguard
Interest of Woman Employee
& falling to Pressure (so far) to
Rogues like Pachauri is #Sad
— Raman (@being_delhite) April 22, 2016
With the reports stating that it was the governing council that decided to end its association with the executive vice chairperson, Pachauri, later on Thursday, came out with a statement "to provide the media with information" about his "stepping down" from TERI's Governing Council. He claimed that the decision to end ties with the organisation was a voluntary one.
"It is time for me to move away and get engaged in other interests which I have harboured over the past few years for activities at the global level," he said in the statement.
This further launched a spell of sarcasm across Twitter against the former head of the green body.
Gawd ! We've let loose Pachauri at a 'global level' .......! https://t.co/6ORMTlGWP2
— Nandini (@_NAN_DINI) April 21, 2016
RK pachauri steps down from TERI to pursue other interests?
Wasn't he pursuing 'other interests' while in TERI??
— Harsha Kollaramajalu (@hkollar) April 22, 2016
The "Pachauri quite TERI to pursue other interests" headline is rather scary, considering we know what his "other interests" are.
— Shantanu (@shantanub) April 22, 2016
Pankaj Pachauri is still getting to play it as if he stepped away from TERI out of volition. He shouldn't have been given the option IMO
— Saptarshi Basu (@sabeaux) April 22, 2016
— R Shankarraman (@RShankar3) April 22, 2016
— Peter Griffin (@zigzackly) April 21, 2016
No matter who called it quits, the conclusion remains to be accepted as a wise one.
First Published On : Apr 22, 2016 13:08 IST