Adv. Aires Rodrigues today met the Registrar of the Goa University Prof Y.V. Reddy and placed before him two High Court Judgments which have held that the Lucknow based Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad was a fake University from where Goa’s Deputy Speaker Isidore Fernandes’s son Raymond Filipe Fernandes for the post of Awal Karkun had procured a BA degree.
The North Goa Collector on 26th February had asked the Goa University to verify the authenticity of the degree and other certificates submitted by Raymond Fernandes.
Adv. Rodrigues in his complaint to the Chief Secretary on 25th February had sought an immediate probe into the selection done of Raymond Fernandes in January this year for the post of Awal Karkun at the North Goa Collectorate.
Adv. Rodrigues today gave the Registrar of the Goa University an order of the Madras High Court delivered on 22nd September 2017 and another order of the Calcutta High Court pronounced on June 19th 2018 holding that the Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad from where Raymond Fernandes had obtained a BA degree was a Fake and unrecognized University.
Drawing the University’s attention that the essential qualification for the post of Awal Karkun was a degree from a recognized university and a Diploma in Computers of minimum six months duration also from a recognized institution, Adv. Rodrigues has further drawn the Registrar’s attention that Raymond Fernandes instead of producing a Diploma in Computers had submitted mere computer certificates of having done two courses of 32 and 36 hours at NIIT Panaji and another computer course of 120 hours at Hallmark Academy also in Panaji.
Adv. Rodrigues also pointed out that Raymond Fernandes did not meet the essential qualification of minimum six months duration in Computers and that both NIIT and Hallmark Academy from where Raymond Fernandes had obtained those certificates have now vanished from Goa.
Adv. Rodrigues also drew the attention of the Registrar that according to the University Grants Commission (UGC) the Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad in Lucknow was unrecognized and functioning in violation of Section 2(f) and Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956.
Adv. Rodrigues last week called upon the Chief Secretary to direct the North Goa Collector to file an F.I.R against Raymond Fernandes under Section 471 of the Indian Penal Code as it was a cognizable offence for whoever fraudulently or dishonestly uses as genuine any document which he knows or has reason to believe to be a forged document.