AMU Professor suspended for gross misconduct

ALIGARH October 26:

The Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University has suspended Mr. S. Mustafa K.Q. Zaidi, Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, with immediate effect, pending enquiry.

Mr. Zaidi has been charged of gross misconduct and an enquiry has been instituted against him. He shall be paid subsistence allowance during the period of his suspension as per rules of the University. He has to submit claims every month through the Chairman, Department of Library and Information Sciences.

Earlier, the Executive Council, in its meeting held on October 20, 2015 had charged Zaidi of dereliction of duty and misbehavior with the Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah (Retd.) when he met him on October 16. The Executive Council had authorized the Vice Chancellor to take necessary action on these charges.

Following this, on October 20, a show cause notice was issued to Mr. Zaidi asking him to respond to the charges by afternoon of October 23.

On receiving Mr. Zaidi’s response, the Vice Chancellor examined his reply and found it unsatisfactory. The Vice Chancellor decided that Mr. Zaidi was wrongly justifying his absence from his teaching assignment by misquoting rules of leave. In addition, the Vice Chancellor was of the opinion that Mr. Zaidi had indulged in misbehavior towards him during the above meeting in his office.

It has further been ordered that during the period, this order remains in force, Mr. Zaidi shall not be allowed to leave Aligarh without obtaining the prior permission of the Vice Chancellor. Failure to comply with the above order shall be treated as an act of misconduct.


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