Adv. Aires Rodrigues today called on North Goa Collector Mrs. R.Menaka and submitted a memorandum seeking that an F.I.R be filed at the Panaji Police Station against Raymond Filipe Fernandes the son of Goa’s Deputy Speaker Isidore Fernandes for having submitted a fake BA degree along with his application for the post of Awal Karkun at the North Goa Collectorrate.
Drawing the Collector’s attention that the degree certificate from Lucknow based Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad was submitted by Raymond Fernandes knowing very well that it was forged and fabricated, Adv. Rodrigues has in his memorandum stated that in terms of Section 471 of the Indian Penal Code it is a cognizable offence for whoever fraudulently or dishonestly uses as genuine any document which he knows is a forged document.
Adv. Rodrigues has also stated that stringent action in this matter would send a strong and deterrent message to those venturing to hoodwink the authorities by submitting forged and fabricated educational documents.
Further pointing out that Raymond Fernandes did not meet the essential qualification of minimum six months duration in Computers, Adv. Rodrigues has in his memorandum to the Collector also sought action against officers responsible for not discarding the application of Raymond Fernandes at the scrutiny stage.
Raymond Fernandes in January this year was one of the 16 selected for the post of Awal Karkun by the North Goa Collectorate. But after Adv. Aires Rodrigues filed a complaint with the Chief Secretary seeking a thorough probe into the selection, the North Goa Collector on 26th February asked the Registrar of Goa University to verify whether the degree and computer certificates submitted by Raymond Fernandes were genuine.
The Registrar of the Goa University in his reply on 9th of this month informed the North Goa Collector that the BA degree from the Lucknow based Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad submitted by Raymond Fernandes for the post of Awal Karkun was from a fake University.
The Registrar of the Goa University also drew the attention of the North Goa Collector that the University Grants Commission by a notification dated 30th June 2016 had notified the list of fake universities which included the Lucknow based Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad. The Registrar also sent the Collector copy of the judgment of the Madras High Court delivered on 22nd September 2017 and that of the Calcutta High Court pronounced on June 19th 2018 holding that the Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad was a fake University while pointing out that as far as the Computer certificates submitted by Raymond Fernandes, the Goa University has not granted any equivalence to the computer courses.