Prominent members of the executive council and court of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) met the visiting President of India on April 8 and handed over a memorandum regarding the alleged irregularities recently committed in AMU. Members alleged that Prof. P.K. Abdul Azis have been violating financial norms and provisions of the AMU Act and statute during his regime as vice chancellor of the varsity.
The members’ delegation was lead by Wasim Ahmad, former member of parliament. In the memorandum, the members of AMU executive council urged President Pratibha Patil to conduct a judicial enquiry into all the decisions taken by Professor P.K. Abdul Azis, especially on financial matters, after July 2007, the date of his joining.
Wasim Ahmad said that a resolution was also passed by the prominent members of the EC in the this regard, high lighting the irregularities committed in all the decision taken in haste by Professor Abdul Azis. Ahmad claimed the act of postponing the meetings of executive councils continuously for three times was “very shocking.
” “It shows that the democratic pattern of AMU has been completely paralysed. If the vice-chancellor is incapable of getting the meeting of the Executive Council held, how will he be able to run the functions of the University?” Ahmad said.
However, the official spokesperson of the AMU Dr. Rahat Abrar denied the charges against the AMU authorities.
Dr. Abrar clarified that the meetings of the AMU EC including that scheduled on March 28 had been postponed due to the lack of quorum.
The AMU administration clarified that the AMU Vice Chancellor has taken decisions as per the University act and financial norms, not violating any rules. Meanwhile, Ahmad said a probe had also been demanded on this issue in the memorandum, quoting examples of the irregular functions carried out by Azis.
The members requested the President for a judicial enquiry into the issue. Members alleged Azis was also found involved in such issues of irregular nature when he was the vice chancellor of Cochin University of Science and amp; Technology.