Phaneesh Murthy - Former Infosys and iGate employee

This is one name that the IT industry won't forget easily. Murthy has been a repeat offender. He was kicked out of Infosys after sexual harassment allegations made by his executive secretary, which he settled out of court by paying $3 million. This was around 2002. Later in 2013, an employee sued him for charges of sexual harassment. Some reports claim it be a alleged affair. iGate fired Murthy from the position of CEO and President.

Tarun Tejpal - Former Tehelka Magazine editor-in-chief

Tehelka's then Editor-in-chief, Tarun Tejpal, was accused of sexually assaulting a young female employee in an elevator in a hotel in Goa. Tejpal was charged with rape, harassment and taking advantage of his position and spent six months in jail. Tejpal's family was also accused of spreading  messages vilifying the complainant's character. 

RK Pachauri - former chairman of the Nobel prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC)​

Former chief of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) RK Pachauri was accused by a researcher of sexual harassment in 2013. Though Pachauri said his devices were hacked, police and forensic refuted the claim. He was later dismissed from TERI. 

Greenpeace India

An ex-employee at Greenpeace India alleged sexual harassment and rape by colleagues. Though she had registered a complaint to the HR, it was dismissed without taking any action and was told she has to learn to 'set boundaries'. Greenpeace then announced to re-investigate in the matter.



In 2015, Doordarshan's Assistant Director General was accused by a production assistant of harassing her over a year. The ADG refuted the claim and said it was to malign his reputation. She was a part of the sexual harassment committee, but instead of help her, she was transferred from the office. Raj Shekhar Vyas, the accused, was later suspended and an internal committee  was setup.