A man who did not turn up to work for 24 years has finally been fired.
Shri A.KVerma, an executive engineer, left his job at the India’s Central Public Works Department for a period of paid leave in December 1990 and never came back.
Mr Verma sought an extension on his leave which was not granted and after still refusing to return, an inquiry was launched against him in 1992
He still wasn’t fired, however In 2007, charges were brought against him by the then-minister of urban development He still wasn’t fired.
Finally, after 24 years, Mr Verma has been sacked from his job ‘for unauthorised absence from duty.