Aligarh: Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) administration has requested all Provosts to depute officials to maintain a register of people entering various residential halls of the university with information of the names, mobile numbers and purpose of visit.
“The step has been taken in conformity with the new guidelines of the Department of Personnel and Training, Public Grievances and Pensions, Ministry of Personnel, Government of India and Government of Uttar Pradesh,” said AMU Registrar, Mr Abdul Hamid (IPS).
He added: “According to the guidelines, all educational institutions have to function in the online mode and halls of residences will remain closed to safeguard health of students. Even the university employees who are not posted in the concerned halls will have to register their name and mobile numbers while entering the halls of residence”.
“Meanwhile, all offices of the university have resumed working on regular timings and 100 percent staff attendance barring the lockdown of Saturdays and Sundays”, stated a notice from the Office of the Registrar.
“However, the essential services including medical services, sanitation, electricity, water supply, residential hall services, Central Automobile Workshop, Telephone Department, Proctor’s Office and Computer Centre, will continue to work as per the direction of the heads of the concerned department or office on Saturdays and Sundays”, stated the notification.
The university staff has been urged to strictly maintain the Covid appropriate behaviour by regularly sanitising hands and frequent handwashing with soap. They have been directed to maintain physical distance and to compulsorily wear masks and to avoid crowding in lifts, staircases, corridors, and other common areas such as refreshment kiosks and parking lots. As per the university rules, employees willing to travel out of Aligarh can only do so, if there are granted leaves from the competent authorities.
The notice further requests the university staff to conduct meetings through video conference as far as possible and entry of outsiders/ visitors will remain curtailed appropriately.
Teachers will continue to take online classes and utilise the facilities of their respective departments.