November 9, 2020.
TED NewsDesk, Aligarh: Aligarh Muslim University’s financial crises are not coming to an end as the University continues to receive lesser financial support than usual. The issue has accelerated to the point that AMU has had to ask President Ram Nath Kovind to interfere in the “unprecedented financial crisis”.
According to AMUTA secretary, Professor Najmul Islam, the amount received this month is 17 crores less, severely affecting the university staff. Apart from the team, also suffering are the pensioners of the university, as the AMUTA told the President in a letter. The letter said that a large number of pensioners have “received only half of their pension money this month causing severe financial crisis and hardships to them.”
Additionally, research scholars are also getting affected by the financial deficit. Those dependant on AMU for financial support are also not receiving other arrears and leave encashment, said Prof Islam. It is a trying time for the University as its economic crisis gradually reaches its peak. The Registrar Abdul Hamid and other officeholders in the university have approached the University Grants Commission to seek a solution to their burden.
AMU VC Professor Tariq Mansoor said that they are trying their best to alleviate the issue, he added, “We have initiated all necessary steps for finding a way out of this crisis. We are fully seized of the situation and will take all steps to mitigate the adverse impact of this financial crunch.”
He also said that a situation like this needs to be dealt with calmly, “with patience and forbearance, the situation would be resolved.” In such a case, it is understandable for those suffering from losing their patience, especially in an already difficult time like the current pandemic. Hopefully, AMU will receive full remunerations soon and resolve its financial crisis.
Source: Indian Express