Professor U Mohammed
If we were to describe Professor
U Mohammed's personality in one word, that word would be "mature". To
all the spheres he worked in, he brought an attitude of maturity, pragmatic
idealism and rectitude. It is often said that an educational institution could
be termed mature when one of its alumni gets to be its head. Prof UM was the
first alumnus of Farook College to become its Principal.
Prof U Mohammed (1933 - 2016) was teacher, administrator, writer, researcher, educationist and academician. He was a student of Farook College during 1951-1953 for B Sc Mathematics, and later took his BT degree, MA degree in English, and PGDES. After a stint as Assistant in the Education Ministry, Government of India, from 1956 to 1966, he joined as Lecturer in the Department of English, Farook College, on 5 July 1966. He got promoted as Professor, and eventually took over as Principal, after Prof V Muhammad's retirement, in 1983. Prof UM retired as Principal in 1988.
He continued to be associated with the affairs of the College and Rauzathul Uloom Association, as Welfare & Development Officer, Member of the Managing Committee, and General Secretary of RUA. In addition, he served as Director of Al-Farook Educational Centre, Vice-Chairman of Al-Farook Residential School, President of Farook High School, and Member of Al-Azhar Managing Committee. Prof U Mohammed also served as the State General secretary of Muslim Service Society.
He has authored many books, in Malayalam and English, on several issues of academic and social justice interest. These include an analysis of the Sachar Committee Report, and a study of Reservation, Creamy Layer and Minorities' Rights. He has undertaken several studies under UGC fellowship, and his treatise"Educational Empowerment of Kerala Muslims – A Socio Historical Perspective", a research project under ICHR, has been published by Other Books. He was co-translator of C N Ahmad Maulavi's book "Islam: A Comprehensive Study".
A gentle person, erudite scholar and able administrator, Prof UM will be missed by the Farookabad community as well as by a vast number of his students, colleagues and fellow travellers.
Professor U Mohammed passed away on Thursday morning (September 22, 2016). Professor is survived by his wife Mrs Laila, and children Mariyam Parvin, Dr Faizal and Haseena.
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Latest Govt Orders & Circulars
Pension / Family Pension
Income Tax - Section 80 D benefits
Income Tax - Deduction u/s 80D for Health Insurance Premium
Payment of health insurance premium should not be made in cash. However, payment on account of preventive health check-up can be made by any mode (including cash). Preventive health check-ups also qualify for a deduction u/s section 80 D but the deduction is not available over and above the maximum limit of Rs. 15,000 for assessment year 2015-16 and 25,000 for assessment year 2016-17 respectively. The above mentioned deduction limit is applicable for a resident individual, not being a senior citizen. This limit includes the premium paid towards the individual himself, his spouse and children.
For a senior citizen, the maximum deduction available in respect of the health insurance premiums paid is Rs. 20,000 for assessment year 2015-16 and 30,000 for assessment year 2016-17. Senior citizen for the aforesaid purpose is a resident individual and whose age at anytime during the relevant previous year should be at least 60 years.
If an individual pays the health insurance towards his parents, who are senior citizens, then he can claim a deduction of Rs. 35,000 i.e. Rs.15,000 for himself and Rs. 20,000 with respect to his parents for assessment year 2015-16. The same limit is increased to Rs. 55,000 for assessment year 2016-17 i.e. Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 30,000.
It’s important to note that from assessment year 2016-17 onwards, for uninsured super senior citizens (more than 80 years old) medical expenditure incurred up to Rs 30,000 shall be allowed as a deduction under section 80D.
ART General Body Meeting and Family Get-together
ART Members Photo ID card Proforma
The Executive Committee of the Association of Retired Teachers (ART) - Farook College has decided to issue Member photo ID card signed by the College Principal. This ID card will be useful to the members in many respects. For availing special privileges from different hospitals with which ART has entered into tie-up, Member ID card will have to be produced at the hospitals.
Members of the ART are requested to furnish details for the preparation of the ID cards.
Kindly fill the attached form and submit with your passport size photrograph
Prof. K.A. Jaleel Souvenir Release March 17, 2014
Tie-up with Comtrust Eye Hospital
The Association of Retired Teachers (ART) - Farook College has entered into a tie-up with Comtrust Eye BHospital, Calicut. The members of the ART and their family members will have some special privileges at this hospital
Comtrust Eye Hospital has agreed to offer 10% discount on the treatment expenses at the hospital
Those members of the ART who are interested to approach Vasan Eye Care hospitals, are to get an introducing letter duly signed by the ART functionaries
Tie-Up with Vasan Eye Care Hospitals
The Association of Retired Teachers (ART) - Farook College has entered into a tie-up with Vasan Eye Hospitals network. The members of the ART and their family members will have some special privileges at Vasan Eye Care hospitals in the state of Kerala.
As per the clauses outlined in the tie-up, Vasan Eye Care hospitals offer their special services mentioned below
I) Free registration (which include the following procedures)
1) Visi0n Check up
a) Refraction test
b) Eye pressure evaluation
c) Dilatation (if required)
d) Retinal evaluation (if required)
2) Doctor consultation
II) Counselling (if recommended by Doctor)
III) Surgival procedures (up to 10% Doiscount0
IV) Optical purchase (up to 10% Discount)
Those members of the ART who are interested to approach Vasan Eye Care hospitals, have to produce their photo ID card issued by ART / introducing letter duly signed by the ART functionaries at the hospital
Special Allowance to Pensioners/Family Pensioners
Government granted Special Festival Allowance to the State Pensioners. Service pensioners who are not eligible for Bonus or festival Allowance will be paid Special Festival of Rs 670/- and for family pensioners Rs. 550/ To view the order click here
Revised DR to Pensioners/Family Pensioners
Pension DR Arrears
ART members honoured
Art members honoured with awards of Kerala Sahitya Akadami for the year 2012. Prof. N.P. Hafiz Mohammed won Akadami Award for his work ‘Kuttipattalathinte Kerala Paryadanam’ in the category “children’s literature and Prof. K.E.N. Kunjahammed won the Kuttipuzha Endowment Award for his work ‘Samooham, Sahityam, Samskaram’.
UGC Pay Revision Arrears
UGC Pay Revision Arrears Order Released
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