HYDERABAD – Day after submitting his resignation, the tussle between Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) Vice Chancellor, Dr Aslam Parvaiz, and the Chancellor Firoz Bakht Ahmed has deepened after the VC accused Ahmed of fraud use of Human Resource Ministry’s reference to malign him.
In a press statement, MANUU Public Relation Officer (PRO) Aabid Abdul Wasay on Monday informed that Parvaiz wrote a letter to the President of India Ramnath Kovind, who is also the visitor of the university, complaining against the Chancellor Ahmed’s attempt to malign his name by fraudulently using the HRD (Human Resource Development Ministry’s reference”.
Parvaiz resigned on Sunday citing personal grounds.
In the letter, he alleged the Chancellor has sent mails to local journalists falsely claiming that the HRD Ministry has asked the VC to either resign or face an inquiry.
The Vice Chancellor clarified to the President that his resignation is because of personal reasons and that the Fact Finding Committee constituted by the HRD Ministry earlier this year has made no recommendations against him in its report. He further wrote that the Performance Audit, which presented its report before the parliament, did not find any irregularity, financial or otherwise, in the functioning of the university during his tenure.
The VC asserted that the Chancellor has in the past also tried to tarnish the image of the university by making “mischievous allegations” at public fora, but “has crossed all limits” this time by using the HRD Ministry’s reference. He hoped the matter will be “dealt with due justice” and an example set for all those “who do not hesitate to malign even the high Office and Ministry to serve their petty ends.”
The letter was sent to the President of India with the attachment of HRD Fact Finding report and the copy of the chancellor’s mail sent to the media on November 3.
Earlier last year, the Chancellor had written to the President leveling allegations against the VC of irregularities in the appointments, use of funds and VC’s failure to act on sexual harassment complaint.