Sunday, January 14, 2018

Man Fired For Not Coming To Work After 24 years

Man Fired For Not Coming To Work After 24 years

Landing a job is a very fulfilling achievement anyone can say because you finally felt that you have been given a chance to prove to the world what you have learned from years of studying. That's why people do everything just to keep their jobs like making sure they adhere to every rules and regulations set by the company and avoid being late or absent, But looks like a man from India did not bother following some rules as he did not go to work for 24 years but is still employed on his work.


Meet Shri A.K. Verma, an executive engineer to India's Central Public Works Department (CPWD), He took an earned leave in December 1990 and since then, he never came back to work. What is weird his story is that it took his company 24 years and one month to fire him "for unauthorized absence from duty." Yes, His company took 24 years to realize that he should be fired.

Verma used extensions of his initial leave but they were not granted, But he still refused to come to work. In 1992, he received an inquiry against him and in 2007, the then-minister of urban development hrew charges on him. However, he was still not terminated until now.


According to Reuters, India's labor laws are so restrictive and finds it very difficult to fire a public official for any reason except from criminal misconduct. Good thing, Times are changing as the India's Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu directed a review of cases this year which led to Verma's fate.

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