Abdul Hamid, the registrar of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) had published a circular dated December 22, which mandated all employees to get vaccinated. The circular mentions that a meeting was held with all deans of faculties, principals of colleges and other functionaries of the University. At the meeting chaired by Tariq Mansoor, the vice chancellor of AMU, it was decided that vaccination will be made mandatory for employees if they wish to enter the campus premises.
It was decided that employees needs to be partially or fully vaccinated to enter the AMU campus. This policy will come into effect from January 1, 2022.
“It is decided that from January 1, 2022 only those employees will be given entry in the departments and other offices who have taken at least one dose of any available COVID vaccine,” mentions the circular accessed by HRKatha.
The circular also states that appropriate action will be taken against unvaccinated employees entering the AMU University campus. “Other employees will not be allowed to come to the offices and subsequently, action will be taken as per the rules of the University,” the circular further mentions.
As per the University, these harsh steps are being taken in view of the emergence of the new variant, Omicron, and to avoid the grave situation that the second wave had presented. During the second wave, 16 retired professors, faculty members and other employees, living in the University vicinity, lost their lives to COVID-19.