New Delhi, Nov 4 (PTI): The research analyst who complained of sexual harassment by climate scientist R.K. Pachauri has resigned from TERI, the organisation where both worked, alleging that it had treated her in the “worst possible manner” and harmed her “mentally, professionally and economically”.
In her resignation letter to Dinesh Varma, the human resources
director of The Energy & Resources Institute, the complainant has
said that although its own inquiry committee found Pachauri guilty of
misconduct, the organisation has “failed” to do the “bare minimum” to
ensure that she is not impacted.
”Your organisation has treated me in the worst possible manner. TERI
failed to uphold my interests as an employee, let alone protecting them.
“The organisation has instead protected R.K. Pachauri and provided
him with full immunity, despite being held guilty of sexual harassment
at the work place by your own inquiry committee. The Governing Council
too let me down in an unprecedented way,” she said.
”The Council could not even suspend a man pending inquiry and took no
action despite the indictment. You also created a hostile environment
for me which has only escalated and showed no signs of subsiding
whatsoever. It is becoming clear that the Governing Council works for
the DG and under his instructions,” she wrote.
”There has been no changeover in the DG as well as stated on 23 July,
2015.I am tendering my resignation from TERI with immediate effect,”
the complainant wrote.
The complainant had registered a complaint against Pachauri for
sexual harassment at the workplace and lodged an FIR with Delhi Police
in February 2015.
Is this another example of 56" chested Modi, protecting women?