AMU Gives Show Cause To Mr. Mustafa Zaidi
Mr. S. Mustafa K.Q. Zaidi, Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Aligarh Muslim University has been asked to show cause, for “dereliction of duty and absence from his teaching assignment” on October 13.
In a show cause letter issued by the Registrar, Dr. Asfar Ali Khan after a special meeting of the Executive Council, it has been pointed out that Mr. Zaidi was found absent from his class during the Vice Chancellor’s visit to the Department on October 13. On enquiry, the Chairman of the Department, Prof. S. Shabahat Husain informed that Mr. Zaidi had not submitted any leave application for that day.
The notice further mentioned that on October 16, 2015, the Vice Chancellor called Mr. Zaidi, along with the Chairman, Department of Library and Information Science, Prof. Shabahat Husain, to explain his position in this matter. Mr. Zaidi, however, “put forward lame excuse that he had been sanctioned leave on October 14”, post his absence from teaching assignment, which was not accepted by the Vice Chancellor.
The show cause notice has made it clear that Mr. Zaidi insolently argued with the Vice Chancellor who was telling him not to “wrongly defend himself.
Mr. Zaidi has been asked to clear his position by 1 pm on October 23, 2015.