The Permanent Secretary for Finance John Prasad has been asked to submit his qualifications to PSC because he wants to become the chief executive of the $3.3 billion Fiji National Provident Fund.
Apart from his current position, Prasad is also the FNPF Chairman, Chairman of Fiji Water Authority, Chairman of Fiji Development Bank and Board Member of Air Terminal Services Ltd.
Prasad was employed as a consultant in Frank Bainimarama's office earning a salary of $120,000 per annum.
Sources say he has been plotting to become the FNPF CEO and shift the current CEO Aisake Taito to his Permanent Secretary for Finance position.
Coupfourpointfive has been told Aisake Taito became aware of Prasad's plans and told his wife Adi Elenoa Mara. Adi Elenoa is the younger sister of the military's 3rd infantry regiment commanding officer Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara(Roko Lui).
According to sources Adi Elenoa informed Roko Lui who asked PSC Chairman Josefa Serulagilagi to seek Prasad's formal qualifications and work experience.
Before migrating to New Zealand from Fiji, Prasad was employed as a laboratory technologist at Rewa Dairy Co-operative Ltd. Serulagilagi is currently also the Chairman of Rewa Dairy and no doubt would be aware of Prasad's qualification.
Sources say if Prasad is unable to convince the PSC, then he will forced to resign all his positions in the civil service and statutory organisations within a month.